As you will know, we are proud to be accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). We were last inspected by CIS in 2014 and they were happy, as a result, to approve our re-accreditation. However, in the follow-up to any inspection CIS always makes recommendations for a school’s further development. Chief amongst the recommendations proposed for KISU was that we design a set of Guiding Statements to express our values and priorities as a school and to inform our decision-making and sharpen our vision for the school going forward. I thought it might be interesting to share these Guiding Statements with you. As parents you are key stakeholders in our community and presumably one of the main reasons that you chose to entrust us with your children’s educations is that you feel some sense of concord with our ethos and approach as a school. I welcome your ideas for how we could be doing more to achieve/embody these ideals.
Here are the first four:
- Provide a broad, balanced curriculum based upon the National Curriculum for England, IGCSEs (Cambridge) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, adapted to reflect the international nature of our school community and its location in Uganda
- Recognise, respect and celebrate the multicultural and international diversity of our school community
- Promote high standards across the curriculum in an environment where good quality teaching and learning take place and support each child in achieving their full potential
- Encourage active, creative and independent learners who take pride in all that they do
There are 12 guiding statements in all and please rest assured that we will be making them absolutely central to how we evaluate ourselves as a school in the year ahead.