OUR UNIVERSE

In Junior School the mornings begin with Assembly where we work on activities to encourage personal, social, and emotional development, values, and a growth mindset.

Of course, we learn in English, and these are the subjects Topic, literacy, values, science, social science, PE and ICT with which the pupils are enriched. Maths is worked on with the abacus to further develop our memory and reasoning skills.

In the library and classroom library they let their imaginations run wild among books. In art, creativity is encouraged. We also encourage musical skills. All together they make up the ECI orchestra. And in Stage 6 and 7 everyone joins the choir.

Robotics tests our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills with robots, programming and 3D printing.

We have a House System, where all juniors of all ages interact, participate, work as a team. And most importantly, they have fun!

In addition, our environment plays a fundamental role. We are ECO School; pupils grow their own school allotment, and we are committed to our local environment.  Pupils all collaborate in numerous social campaigns.

In Stage 6 comes the most eagerly awaited experience in Wales. ECI Global Challenge. Two weeks, in the School home, with a programme full of challenges and experiences that allow them to perfect their language skills and at the same time to mature. For many it is their first experience abroad, where they will return in later years to continue completing the programme. In addition, Welsh traditions, in honour of the origins of our founder Mrs Linda Randell, flourish at the Eisteddfod, the day of The English Centre.

And if you want even more. We have a wide range of extra-curricular activities where they can develop their musical, sporting, language, drama and even robotics skills.

One aspect that we develop in detail is the Tutorial Action Plan, which includes, in addition to the individual monitoring of the tutor with their pupils and communication with families, a programme based on the British model PSHE (Personal, social, health and emotional/economic), in which concepts closely associated with the individual development of the pupil and the acquisition of skills, mainly social and «learning to learn», are worked on. This PSHE curriculum is worked on transversally in different areas, which allows pupils to learn in a global and contextualised way. Furthermore, this tutorial action plan places great importance on the pupil’s well-being in all aspects, physical, mental, and emotional, and all teaching staff are trained in these matters.

 

METHODOLOGY

We believe in an education based on the development of skills and problem solving, where each pupil is at the centre and is an active part of the teaching process, creating motivating environments inside and outside the classroom.

– We believe that pupils should be involved in their own teaching-learning process, working on concepts, procedures, and attitudes, and developing their own strategies and skills, which encourages a global and integrated assessment.

– We have an enriched curriculum which we develop in all situations of the pupils’ school life, whether in the breakfast club, the dining room, break times or the classroom itself. Every moment is a learning opportunity.

– We have an intense international vision thanks to an International Curriculum with a strong influence of the British curriculum, certified as such by CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT in Primary, designed to train pupils who in the future will form part of a globalised world where they will be able to overcome any kind of cultural, social, or linguistic barrier.

– We use appropriate active methodologies which guarantee that this learning is meaningful, which, together with enthusiasm, generates in our pupils the necessary curiosity to learn, to continue improving and progressing.