British qualified staff deliver the English National Curriculum supported in most instances by a qualified Teachers. All children are taught in mixed ability classes, with children of the same age. Children may be taught English, Maths or other core subjects in smaller groups if we consider support is needed.
Teaching and learning is enquiry based with an emphasis on problem solving and aims to build up pupils’ abilities as learners. Work takes place both individually and in groups. Class sizes are generally small which allows for greater personal attention to each pupil’s learning needs.
Modern foreign languages (MFL) is also a major element of the curriculum at BSF schools enabling pupils to learn at least one additional language. Schools typically teach the native language of the country they reside in plus French is often included from Year 3 onwards to conform to what is offered by the finest schools in Britain. At BSM French and Malagasy is taught from Reception.
Music, sport, drama and educational trips together with a range of other activities form an integral part of a broad curriculum that aims to help students learn essential skills, discover a range of interests and develop the confidence to pursue new challenges.