The Liwa curriculum reflects our vision, values, and mission. We use the American Curriculum from California because it provides a rounded education with a strong set of core skills that help creates lifelong learners who can play a full part in society. We endeavour to teach the curriculum to a high standard so that our students can make good progress with their learning at Liwa and secure high standards so that they can enter university if they choose to do so.
Aims and Intentions
Liwa International School for Girls has as its principle aim:
To provide equal access to high quality education for all girls and young women, enabling them to progress and achieve their potential.
This aim is present in all of our policies and practices, including the delivery of the curriculum. At Liwa we provide a curriculum which is challenging, interesting, enjoyable and active, fostering a desire to learn and achieve. Our curriculum that is broad and balanced and appropriate to the pupils’ ages, abilities and aptitudes. It includes a comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities that are organized in order to enrich the children’s learning experience. In addition, we want children to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and co-operate with others. Our curriculum provides learning opportunities that promote this. We provide a strong focus on our national heritage and traditions as well as an education that is equal to the best internationally. Accordingly, Liwa International School for Girls provides an educational environment which is caring, friendly, well-structured, positive and academically challenging for each individual student and helps prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
The curriculum is designed to be accessed by all children who attend the school. If we think it necessary to modify some children’s access to the curriculum, in order to meet their needs, then we do this only after their parents have been consulted.
The school provides an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for each of the children who has special educational needs. This sets out the nature of the special need, and outlines how the school will aim to address it. The IEP also sets out targets for improvement, so that we can review and monitor the progress of each child at regular intervals.
Additionally, the school identifies students who are gifted and talented and ensures that each child has an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) which is regularly monitored and reviewed.