Greensteds International School
Mar 20, 2018 Overview

Pastoral Care: Every Child Matters

All students at Greensteds enjoy a personal relationship with members of the teaching staff given responsibility for their holistic care.

The Medical Centre supports those responsible for student care and development at Greensteds. It is a 24/7 service, led by a Clinical Officer and additionally staffed by two well qualified nurses. Children are cared for on-site or transferred for treatment in hospital when the need arises. The Medical Centre communicates with parents regarding the Health Care of pupils.

Student also enjoy a healthy, nutritious and varied diet, whether in school or out on educational visits or sports fixtures.

In Senior School, the Dorm Master/Mistress works to ensure that each student is guided and supported in each area of school and personal life. In combination with the wider teaching staff and their own team of Tutors, our Dorm Masters’ and Mistresses’ portfolio includes pastoral care; academic monitoring; ensuring the cultural, physical and spiritual enrichment of each child and the day-to-day administration of the students, including communication within the school and with parents.

Curriculum - The whole-person approach


The school’s curriculum contributes to the development of each pupil’s sense of identity through knowledge and understanding of the moral, social, cultural and spiritual heritages of our diverse society and of the local, national and global dimensions of their lives. It encourages pupils to appreciate human aspirations and achievements and prompts personal responses and interactions.

In order to help all pupils reach their full potential, our teaching is differentiated and pupil centered to take into account our student’s varied learning styles, abilities and needs. We use a wide range of resources in our teaching and all teachers run at least one subject ‘Clinic’ throughout the week so that pupils can be given additional help and support. Many students gain great benefit from these Clinics and the assistance our resident teaching staff can give at any time over the week.

So what’s involved academically?


Using the British Curriculum as its framework, the secondary school provides all requirements for:


  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7 - 9) delivers a broad spectrum of subjects reflecting those currently offered in the UK.
  • Key Stage 4 (Years 10 - 11) - In Year 10, students are required to continue with English and Mathematics, plus 6 out of a possible 17 chosen from option blocks. These are studied for 2 years, culminating in iGCSE examinations at the end of year 11.
  • Key Stage 5 (Years 12 – 13) - Students study 4 subjects from the 19 on offer in Year 12 and then drop one as they progress into A2 in Year 13. These are required qualifications for university entrance in the UK and are recognized worldwide.

Academic studies are supported by a broad curriculum of extra-curricular creative, cultural, sporting and community based activities.

NOTE: The school is a recognised centre for the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and offers courses through the CIE and Edexcel education boards. Pearson Group has approved Greensteds to offer BTEC qualifications.

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