At LICS we are proud of our culturally diverse, global-minded learners who thrive in a caring and supportive environment. We believe that children learn best when they are at their happiest and in an environment in which they are safe, cared for and valued. This will foster an atmosphere of respect, individuality and collaboration, independence and a growth mindset. This is what we strive to create every day for all the learners entrusted to us. Everything we do at LICS is underpinned by a culture of community; this is reinforced within lessons, assemblies, house and school events. We believe that community spirt is crucial in supporting learners as they make their way through their own, unique educational journey.
The global make-up and globally-minded ethos/approach is further extended specifically in our STEP lessons, during which learners explore aspects of sustainability, traditions, the environment and people. We embrace Global Citizenship Education in order to empower learners to be self-aware, locally-aware and globally-aware.
Character education monthly theme:
Every month we take time to focus on a specific character theme designed to promote the values and attributes we believe are vital in this modern world we live in. For example: humility, generosity, perseverance, honesty and leadership. The theme is made visible around the school through display, assemblies, class discussions and curriculum integration. Furthermore, during the awards assembly, learners have the opportunity for be awarded certificates for displaying the month’s theme.
Personal, Social, Health Education:
Every class enjoys a dedicated PSHE lesson each week where they have the opportunity to not only discuss the monthly character educational theme, but also any concerns or issues relevant to themselves, the community or the wider world. Lessons are age appropriate, engaging and child centred; often involving stories, games, songs, videos and debates. Everyone is listened to and respected as an individual.
Student Council – learner voice:
The student council provides learners with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a range of activities. Most importantly, the student council is the voice of the Primary School. Each class has a representative on the student council, however, all learners have the opportunity to have their voice heard by entering ideas, interests and concerns into their class suggestion box. The class representative takes the comments from their suggestion box to monthly student council meetings where ideas are discussed and where possible, actions implemented.