Our Commitment to Student Learning Outcomes
At OneSchool, to deliver on our vision, we are prepared to do things differently. We challenge traditional and outdated pedagogical models. Our learning centres, the way we embed technology in them, and ultimately our students, are a testament to this.
To ensure our students are life-ready, we need to teach differently. To be life-ready in today’s world, our students need to learn how to learn. To be life ready, our students need to develop independent and critical thinking skills, and skills such as teamwork and collaboration.
Our Commitment to Professional Development
We offer professional development to support teachers in modern learning environments. Our Teacher Academy provides staff with online and in-person training courses in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Our Vision for Learning and Leading Remarkable Learning offer networking and conference-style development, led by world-class educational experts, free of charge to staff.
The Global School
As a school, OneSchool is unique in terms of its global scale. While you might be a teacher at a school in any one of the five regions, globally you are connected to over 2,500 educators and professionals who are your peers across the world.
We prioritise recruiting and retaining quality teachers, offering competitive remuneration, good student discipline, and proven academic performance. Our experienced and diverse teaching staff, along with ongoing professional development, contributes to our strong teaching structure. We are committed to quality curriculum and pedagogy and participate in professional learning and development programs.
Learning and Teaching at OneSchool Global
Differentiation of the curriculum – also known as “personalisation” – is a key component of contemporary approaches to education and of the Learning to Learn Framework. For students to explore their potential and develop the capacity to be life-long learners, their individual learning needs must be supported and their interests and skills nurtured. Teachers differentiate teaching by treating each student as unique, taking account of individual learning styles and adapting tasks and resources accordingly. The Assignment is designed to be flexible and allows student-choice without compromising syllabus outcomes. In studies, students can seek personalised help from teachers as well as explore and deepen their understanding.
Self-directed learning is a focus of much of contemporary research and practice. Educators around the world have identified that to thrive in a rapidly changing and uncertain world, students must be flexible, creative thinkers and problem solvers, able to communicate and collaborate. They must take ownership of and understand the process of their own learning – they must learn how to learn. Self-direction is at the heart of teaching and learning in in all the OneSchool schools and campuses and unites our network of schools, teachers and of course our students. Moreover, as self-directed learners, OneSchool students and graduates are part of a global movement in education that equips them for their futures as lifelong learners and valuable contributors to the community.
Digital Literacy is recognised as a key requirement in a student’s portfolio of graduate skills and as a result the OneSchool classroom is an increasingly technology-rich learning environment. Throughout our global network of schools and campuses we have much in common in exploring and using a range of tools and devices for great quality educational experiences. For many this means a custom-made video conference classroom connecting students and their teacher over great distances; for others this is the introduction of student laptops or similar communication technology. We have many online classrooms too.
Learning to Learn Framework
The Learning to Learn Framework was designed specifically for the OneSchool network and is based on research and best practice, and extensive consultation with members of the school community. The Framework provides a structure for self-directed learning: the Assignment, Lesson and Study. These three elements combine to provide support for students as they develop independence as learners, and promote collaboration amongst teachers and students across campuses and schools. The Framework takes into account the structures around video-conferencing and distance learning. An important component of the Learning to Learn Framework is the development of Learning Centres that enable students and teachers to work together in an inviting, collaborative and flexible space in which students take ownership of their own learning.
The Teacher Academy utilises the components of the Learning to Learn Framework and applies its key principles to ongoing professional learning for the teachers in the OneSchool network. Educators all over the world recognise the need for continuous growth and professional development, and the value of doing this as a whole community of learners. Teachers throughout the network will complete regular Assignments – similar to those they prepare for their students – that will support and deepen their professional practice and understanding, promote collaboration and develop a rich pool of shared professional resources. Through the Teachers’ Academy, each teacher will build a “digital portfolio” that will align with external requirements – such as the AITSL standards in Australia – and will also form the basis for formal appraisal, proof of experience and opportunities to share and celebrate professional expertise.
World Wide Distributed Campuses
OneSchool has a unique global footprint in education. It has a school network of more than 9000 students across the world, and campuses on nearly every continent. With such a rich diversity of environments, the opportunity and potential for sharing learning and celebrating success with a wider school audience is very high. Teaching staff and students take advantage of a range of communication technologies to connect with other campuses both nationally and internationally, making the most of the wealth of educational experience and expertise available both locally and further afield.
OneSchool Global Schools share a close relationship with the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church. The School is strongly supported by volunteers from the Church Community. Our parents take a keen interest in general campus life and their child’s learning. School events are well attended by parents and our teachers find the school community highly supportive and engaged in comparison to many schools they may have taught in.
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At our School, students are encouraged to develop their full potential and acquire the discipline of ‘learning how to learn’, while upholding fundamental Christian teachings and beliefs, especially those of purity, integrity and godliness. The truth and authority of the Holy Bible and strong family values underpin the commitment of the School to provide quality in every facet of education – curriculum, teachers, facilities, management and discipline – in a safe, secure and caring environment.
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