"At GIS we recognise that each child is unique and all have the potential to succeed and make progress academically, socially and emotionally, whether this is in the classroom, the playground or through our wide-ranging extra-curricular opportunities that include the performing arts, sports, residential visits and community leadership roles." - Mr. Marcus Madden, Head of Primary
Primary is organised into two sections. Each of these sections is focused on meeting the development needs of that age group, with teachers who have an in-depth understanding of how to educate, nurture and assess the progress of the children in their care, ably led by our Assistant Head. Our child-centred philosophy also ensures that there is a smooth transition between each of these stages in your child's learning journey.
- Assistant Head Early Years Foundation Stage, Mr Nathan White
- Assistant Head Key Stage 1 & 2, Mr Gareth Clarke.
At GIS we offer an international curriculum using the British education
system as a framework, modified to suit the needs of our international intake. This aims to instill our Core Values in students and promote positive attitudes towards learning and society in general.
With a strong academic emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills, class teachers ensure the GIS curriculum offers a differentiated, broad and balanced variety of educational opportunities that allow for independence, communication, inquiry, thinking, creativity and challenge. Our Primary specialists support our curriculum, teaching languages (Thai, or Spanish from Year 3), Music, Physical Education and Swimming plus ELS (English Language Support) and SEN (Special Educational Needs - learning support for those children who need that little bit more attention to access learning in the classroom). Primary at GIS is a great start to your child's education.