Guiding Principles and the Quality Dimensions of the Curriculum

Guiding Principles

   We need to plan and pay attention to systemic matters that will enable us to implement many of the good ideas that have already been articulated in the past.  Paramount among these are:

  1. Connecting knowledge to life outside the school,
  2. Ensuring that learning is shifted away from rote methods,
  3. Enriching the curriculum to provide for overall development of children rather
    than remain textbook centric,
  4. Making examinations more flexible and integrated into classroom life,
  5. Nurturing an over-riding identity informed by caring concerns within the
    democratic polity of the country.

In the present context, there are new developments and concerns to which our curriculum must respond. The foremost among these is the importance of including and retaining all children in school through a program that reaffirms the value of each  and enables all children to experience dignity and the confidence to learn. Curriculum design must  reflect the commitment to Universal Elementary Education (UEE), not only in representing cultural diversity, but also by ensuring that children from different social and economic backgrounds with variations in physical,

Curriculum Mapping – Addressing the Requirements of VTS

The School will have CBSE curriculum however the requirements of VTS in terms of teaching of English, Hindi and Indian History. The prescribed text for these subjects will be taught as per the VTS requirements.

The following documents will be handy to understand the requirements of the  curriculum which will be delivered in the school:

Primary School Curriculum

It is scientifically proved that a child’s brain develops very fast during the formative stages of his/her life. Primary years are the formative years for the child hence the  curriculum here is carefully designed so that the development indicators marked by NCERT are achieved. 

The scope and sequence of proposed learning/units of work in relation to the  outcomes of the VTS Curriculum/CBSE Curriculum for each Grade/class will be taught as per the curriculum prevailing in India and we the assessment of the same  will be done in line with the assessment policies prescribed by CCE in primary years.

Middle School Curriculum

The focus in Middle School will be to make children aware of the need to become  self- reliant and independent learners and also would try to shape their individual personality. The process of transition would start from Class V.

The teacher in middle school will be equipped with vast knowledge and strong training base and would use various strategies like peer group learning, co-operative  learning, project methods, field trips, excursions etc to facilitate holistic learning. The proposed school will not make the child learn by rote.However, children will be mentored and coached to be an independent learner so that they can be soul -motto learners with their own initiative rather than being dependent on the teacher. The school will follow CBSE Curriculum and the curriculum will be transacted with the help of best available faculty.

Middle School Curriculum basically comprises of the processes aimed at continuous and comprehensive evaluation. Apart from taking the academic performance of the child into account the curriculum also focuses on scholastic and co-scholastic activities. Scholastic areas include work experience, art education, general knowledge, computer science and the like. And the co-scholastic areas include life skills like thinking, social and emotional skills, attitude towards teachers, schoolmates, public property, creative and scientific skills, etc.