At Wrotham School, we have a strong record of developing learners who are well-rounded individuals and many of our current students will be familiar with our Passport to Success programme. This programme encouraged students to demonstrate skills in eleven areas that are valued by universities and employers, including team-work, citizenship, independent learning and problem solving, for example.
It is with this in mind that we feel our students will easily understand and quickly start to benefit from the IB Learner Profile, where IB students are encouraged to develop as internationally-minded people who help to create a better and more peaceful world. At the end of each year, students in every year group at our school will be rewarded and recognised for demonstrating and building these attributes.
Both within and outside of lessons, students will demonstrate that they are:
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning through life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical and emotional – to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognise our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
Wrotham School is a candidate school for the Career-related Programme. This school is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Wrotham School believes is important for our students.