For instance in each class (and in shared areas of the school) you will see our ‘IB-PYP person’.
This figure reminds us of the profile of the type of learners we wish our students to be. The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.
But the IB-Person is much more than a poster for us. It represents a way of being. A philosophy of education that is at the heart of all we do as a school and as a community.
Supporting this core philosophy here at Prospect is our IB-PYP Coordinator Mrs. Bravo.
Her role is to designed to support students, staff, parents and our wider community.
As an IB school, one of the functions is to keep the parents, and general school community informed about the students’ learning and other actions and activities of the school. To achieve this each year she will run ‘New to an IB-PYP school’ parents sessions as part of our induction process. Throughout the year she will run workshop for parents as to how they can support their children and their learning. Publish regular PYP related articles in our weekly newsletter and update this the PYP section of the school website.
For each ‘Unit of Work’ she will send out a guidance booklet and an evaluation and explain how you can help you child take ‘Action’.
Mrs. Bravo will also attend PTA meetings to give regular ‘PYP Updates’ for instance for Year 6 this will include ‘How to support your child prepare for Exhibition’. She is also a general point of contact for parents regarding the curriculum here at Prospect.
Mrs. Bravo will directly support students through Character Education sessions which look closely at many aspects of the IB learner profile and what it means to take action and how they can make a difference and she will help guide students through the process of taking action and Exhibition. The IB PYP programme develops trans-disciplinary skills such as social, thinking, communication, research and self-management, the purpose is to help our young people develop into global citizens of the world in relation to culture, language, learning and living together.
For the Staff of PPS:
Mrs. Bravo acts as the pedagogical leader for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the school. She works collaboratively with the Principal to ensure the effective implementation of the Cayman Islands National Curriculum through the Primary Years Framework.
She plays a key role in enhancing student learning by supporting instructional effectiveness through facilitation of teacher planning ,teacher collaboration; individual coaching; professional development, and assessment of programs.
The PYP Coordinator is a key senior member of staff who works closely with all members of the primary team; academy administrators, programme coordinators, lead teachers, and classroom teachers to coordinate, lead and ensure effective curriculum planning and recording. The PYP coordinator works with teachers across the school team to provide guidance and support in the ongoing development and implementation of the Primary Years Programme while ensuring the implementation of the Cayman islands National Curriculum.
Her full job description is available on request and will be published on the Department of Education Services and the School Website.
So what does having an IB-PYP Co-ordinatoor achieve at PPS?
A new way of approaching teaching, learning and for you to be part of your child’s education!
The successful integration of the The Primary Years Framework to our schools culture and practice.
Showing students that they are able to effectively access learning and make meaningful contributions to their society.
High quality dedicated support for staff to ensure they are the best teachers they can be!
The IB-PYP Profile Person
Each class (and in shared areas of the school) you will see our IB-PYP person. This figure reminds us of the profile of the learners we wish our students to be
The IB learner prole represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.