Reception children take a balloon flight across Africa
IPC Up and Away Unit
New IPC Science units added
IPC member schools have been enjoying a number of brand new IPC science-focused units
Meeting the learning needs of KS3 – a one day conference focuses on middle years learning
Children become real life entrepreneurs
Good Teacher Magazine finds out how children became real life entrepreneurs
Students in the USA enjoy international and universal learning!
Children discover first-hand about the brain and learning
Great learning and great fun at IPC Summer Schools
Spring 2013 issue of IPC Magazine Eye On The World now out!
Designing schools for best learning – Take part in live GTN chat
Liverpool plays host to free one-day learning conference
A free one day conference focused on learning
World Water Day, 22nd March 2013
We are pleased that the work we do with WaterAid benefits such a great cause.
10 Creative Ways to Teach English that Deliver Outstanding Results
Anna Warren of Holy Trinity and St Silas Primary School, Camden, UK
Converting to an Academy with the IPC
Simon Bramwell describes the schools move to Academy status with the IPC
Students use IPC learning to share their feelings on war
“Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, nothing’s going to change. It’s not.”
IPC Rainforest unit ends with great success at Prague British School
IPC in action at the Royal Academy in Indonesia
Fieldwork Education hosts welcome event at the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur
League Table Success for St Paul’s in London
The school is in the top 1% of all schools in England
Leadership Conference focuses on Jim Collins Great By Choice
This will consider the key leadership messages from Collins’ work
Children enjoy learning ‘Who Am I?’ with the IPC at Compass International School in Doha
1,000 schoolchildren share in global recording of song by Howard Jones
What do you want to see in the new primary curriculum?
Guardian Teacher Network open blog
IPC at Royal Buckingham International School in Jakarta
“it delivers a truly magnificent experience for each and every student”
Join in Guardian Online Chat about Global Awareness this Thursday
Thursday November 8th, 4-6pm
IPC, IMYC and the Expansive Education Network – Working Together!
Shirley School in Cambridge shows MP why they are doing so well
Demonstrating high standards
Engaging, Exciting, Rigorous Learning Around the World Thanks to the Olympic Games
Guardian talks to IPC member schools in feature about connecting learning to the real world
International Collaboration live chat inspires great learning ideas
IPC director took part in Guardian expert panel
Working with schools overseas – online live chat with the Guardian Teacher Network
27th Sep from 4pm - 6pm (GMT)
Sutton School opens doors during Olympics learning
Culvers House Primary School in Sutton has seen a lot of changes in the couple of years since the school went into Special Measures. Now, with a new Headteacher and Deputy, the school is going from strength to strength and wants to show other schools how far it has come. The International Primary Curriculum has been a key part of this change.
Deputy Headteacher, Adam Young, who has led the introduction of the IPC, says “We did a very brave thing; we took on the International Primary Curriculum. It seemed to address perfectly all the improvements that HMI (Ofsted) had asked us to make. We were apprehensive about adopting a totally new curriculum, but it’s made a dramatic difference. It’s been a critical element in transforming the children’s enthusiasm for learning and created the opportunity for making links between subjects and getting parents joining in with the children’s learning at home. Everyone is now on board with the learning and that’s made a huge difference to the school.”
The impact was already evident in the June 2011 HMI visit, when the school came out of Special Measures six months early. The inspector said that the children “relish their learning: they buzz with excitement,” and that the International Primary Curriculum with its “new topics and themes has provided pupils with a new zest for learning.” Headteacher, Robert Eyre-Brook comments, “Introducing the IPC was one of the best decisions we made. It has contributed so much to all we have achieved. The feedback from children, parents and staff is hugely positive”.
This June, Culvers House will be showing other schools how far it has come. A whole school Olympics Fortnight is planned, when every single class will be following the IPC’s Olympics-themed units of learning and even holding an Ancient Greek themed Olympic Games. The children will be studying every subject - from Geography to Music to PE - through the theme of the Olympic Games and inviting other schools to come and see for themselves the great learning now going on throughout the school. Teacher Brooke Barnes explains: “We’ve made a 180-degree change here in just two years and we want other schools that may feel as apprehensive about a curriculum change as we did, to see what a difference it has made.”
Any schools interested in visiting during this time should contact Adam Young at Culvers House Primary School on 020 8255 6199.