Every child matters. We pride ourselves in knowing every child in our school and their individual talents. Understanding that every person is unique, our curriculum is designed to meet all children’s needs for life in the 21st Century, and includes strong academic, sporting and musical themes, as well as extensive differentiation. In this way, self-esteem is encouraged, and high expectations, standards and values are fostered. Children are encouraged to become life-long learners, to have a love for learning, as preparation for life in our ever-changing global community.
The Junior School education at Wellington College International Tianjin is founded on the vision and educational model for the College. The Wellington values and identity shape the learning journey experienced by pupils, whilst our culture and heritage are central to the way the curriculum has been designed.
Learning in the Junior School is designed to build upon the experience in the Early Years’ phase of the school.
We know that learning is richest when it is meaningful and coherent. The Junior Schools curriculum is designed to ensure that there is a strong connection across all areas of learning.
Pupils will study English, maths, sciences, arts, Mandarin and personal and social development through the very highest standards as set by the UK National curriculum and that from around the world.
In Years 1 to 6, learning is strengthened through a thematic approach within the curriculum through the Intentional Primary curriculum (IPC). Each theme introduces pupils to global perspectives, which ensures pupil learning is transferable between subjects and languages. This deepens learning and sets the very strongest foundations for success along the educational journey each child follows. Each theme is carefully selected and designed with specific reference to the needs of all pupils.
Wellington College’s curriculum is skills and knowledge based, providing exciting and challenging learning opportunities steeped in real life experiences, devised to establish the characteristics, and aptitudes needed to excel in all areas across the Junior school We seek to provide every opportunity for children to apply Literacy, Numeracy and Information technology skills across their learning in addition to co-operative group work and presentation skills.
We want all children to achieve the highest possible standards and make maximum progress in relation to their prior learning. We want children to enjoy acquiring and using knowledge and skills, to question and explore, to acquire positive attitudes, behaviour and personal beliefs and gain independence to become lifelong learners. Pupils will receive an education that is based on the Wellington values; inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive.
All pupils will have the opportunity to access enhanced educational experiences through After School Activities (ASA). ASA form a core component of life at Wellington College as they are central to our educational model and how we seek to realise our vision for a truly holistic education. The full range of an individual’s aptitudes is developed through access to a plethora of extra-curricular experiences from the performing and visual arts, to sports, cultural classes and many more.