Our challenge, as a school and as a community, is to equip our students with the knowledge, aptitude and skills to thrive in the world of 2030 and beyond.
This is essential given that the world is experiencing a remarkable rate of change. Technological innovation and changing patterns of work and communication mean that those children entering education today will need to develop a different set of abilities and attributes to succeed.
From 2018, we are embarking on the phased development and implementation of the internationally-celebrated IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) for our students aged 11 to 13.
The IB MYP is a framework of teaching and learning that encourages pupils to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. It is more than just a set of subjects: it addresses their intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being, and gives them the opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to manage complexity and take responsible action for the future.
The IB MYP brings together everything we believe about education in a way that will give our young people the best opportunity to thrive in the world of 2030 and beyond, whether at university, in the world of work, or in their wider lives.
Oakham has always been active in embracing the very best thinking in education. We were pioneering in becoming the first truly co-educational independent school in the UK, and we were one of the first independent schools to introduce the IB Diploma. The IB MYP represents an incredibly exciting development in the holistic education that Oakham provides.