Introducing: Kaydars British School
Hello Lagosmums… Our last featured school was The Toddler Tree School, located in Ikeja GRA. Just in case you missed that; check it out here. Below is Lagosmums interview with Wura Adewunmi, the Administrator of Kaydars British School who gives us a detailed insight into their school, curriculum and lots more.
Kaydars British School opened in October 2011 starting with the Foundation stage comprising of 18months to 4 years. The school is actually a restart of the Start-Rite School that was located on Biaduo Street Keffi, Lagos in the 1980′s to mid 1994.
Where is the school located?
We are located at 10 Babafemi Osoba Crescent, off Admiralty Road (off Admiralty Way) Lekki Phase 1.
Please give details of your staff/administration?
Our Headteacher is Bronwyn Townsend, a South African national, who has resided in Lagos for the last five years. She is deeply passionate about education. Wura Adewunmi is our Administrator. Our teaching staff is made up of local and expatriate staff.
Ratio of kids to teachers?
Our ratio currently stands at 4 to 1. We believe it is very important that children receive dedicated attention. As the school grows, we will strive to maintain as low a ratio as possible.
Number of children in the school and the capacity?
As the school was established only late last year we have a handful of students but we are already expecting registrations for the next term as well as the start of the new session. Our long term plan is to provide education for children right up 18 years old. By that stage we would have moved to a larger, purpose-built site.
What age range are your students? And classes?
We are currently accepting ages 18months to 4 years old. The Year 1 classes will open up in September 2012
What is the curriculum/teaching methodology?
At Kaydars British School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage of the English National Curriculum and believe in a holistic approach to education. The curriculum is about children learning through play. There are six different learning areas: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication, Language and Literacy; Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy; Knowledge and Understanding of the World; Physical Development and Creative Development.
Extra-curricular activities available? School Hours and any after school services offered?
We start at 8am and finish at 1pm. We currently do not offer any after school services, but as the school grows this certainly will become a part of the programme.
What is the admission process? Deadline? Is it rolling?
We currently have an open door policy – at any time parents are able to stop by during opening hours whether during the school term or during the holidays, to make enquiries and ask any questions. Once the parent is satisfied the child is registered
Tuition? Is there a payment plan for parents?
The tuition is paid for at the beginning of each term or can be paid in full for the whole session. Full payment for the three terms allows for a reduced amount in comparison to termly payments.
How do you assess students’ progress?
Assessment is at KAYDARS British School is continuous as opposed to summative. That means that we assess the children on an ongoing basis and use those assessments to inform learning and to identify any gaps that may have developed.
Good discipline sets the foundation for learning to happen. Boundaries are made clear and teachers are expected to model the behavior they want to see in the children. Teachers are encouraged to be firm but gentle with their students. We do make use of time-outs where the child is separated from the activity for a short time if they do not respond to previous correction. Under no circumstances is any form of corporal punishment allowed.
Do you offer a school bus service?
We currently don’t offer a school bus service but we make arrangements where we can for pick up and drop offs after considering individual situations
What should parents be looking for to decide if your school would work for them/their children?
A school should definitely provide an education that is competitive globally and prepares students to be global citizens. It is also important that the school is transparent – they should be willing to discuss matters openly with parents and allow parents access to classrooms on a regular basis. Each parent should decide what it is they want their child to gain from their educational experience and we would encourage parents to some research about the available curriculums.
How is your school preparing children for learning and operating in the 21st century?
The world we live in changes at a rapid speed. Technology advances at a dizzying rate and the world has become a lot smaller in the sense that places, peoples and cultures have become more accessible than they were in the past. KAYDARS British School aims to expose children to technology from an early age and incorporates content into the curriculum that may not be indigenous to their own culture or country.
How do we contact you for more information? Or to schedule a visit to the school?
To contact us at the Kaydars British School you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, call us on 012772169 or visit our website, www.kaydarsbritishschool.com or Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/KAYDARS
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