Teaching and learning is aimed at making the most of childrens' natural curiosity to learn and inquisitiveness. In Early Years, learning takes place principally through guided play. As work gradually becomes more structured in Junior School, lessons are planned with a view to making them interesting and engaging. As they move into Senior School, children receive teaching by subject specialists.
Teachers at BSN plan lessons with differentiated outcomes, allowing for a range of achievements. This enables teachers to match each lesson as closely as possible to individual needs whilst providing scope for pupils to be stretched academically. No child is left behind struggling, nor is a child left unchallenged; every child works to the best of their ability.
All children are welcome and catered for here at BSN, including those who have learning difficulties. We have a dedicated team of SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators) who work closely with our teachers to help assess student progress and identify where and when they should receive support. This fits in with our differentiated approach to teaching where all individual needs are provided for.
A global vision is embedded throughout the entire curriculum and all subjects extend national borders and become global. Our established network of schools in North America, South America, Europe and Asia allows older students to develop cross-cultural experiences through exchanges.
Pupils who complete their education at the British School of Nanjing (BSN) will attain a high level of competency across all subjects. Learning is largely question-based, with an emphasis on problem solving, aiming to build up a pupil’s ability to reason and think independently.
In addition to a rigorous and challenging academic programme, BSN also runs lively sports, music, arts and drama programmes in which students are presented with many opportunities to develop their skills and interests outside of the classroom.