The prime role of Academic Department at SCIL is to provide strong academic leadership, demonstrate vision, and empower others to follow the policies. It is leading to manage and develop the highest possible standards of excellence in academics.
It is structured to provide standard and quality 21st Century learning, promote knowledge, skills and values. Our Moto is transforming schools into Learning Communities and we are committed to ensure that our students are engaged in active learning to enhance their creativity and problem solving skills. It aspires to develop students as the leaders of tomorrow and change agents in all sectors of life.
Academic Cell is a department with following attributes:
Monitoring and Facilitation: is ensured by a qualitative and quantitative mechanism for quality assurance through observation, innovation, reflective feedback and mentoring across all areas of teaching and learning.
Curriculum Framework development: is ensured by a continuous curriculum enrichment plan through, research keeping in view the national and international requirements, cultural needs and growing expectations by global environment. Our curriculum is designed to provide strong foundations for future learning. It equips students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and strategies to understand and manage themselves and their relationships. It explicitly emphasize on personal, social and emotional capabilities. It enable the teachers to cater differentiation by demonstrating respect for the students as individuals. Students are provided with opportunities to build on their strengths, use their preferred learning styles, work cooperatively in groups and negotiate what they learn.
Academic Cell at SCIL is committed to develop a robust assessment plan to reform, improve, redesign and develop the centralized assessment framework with focus on logical, practical and international approach that encompasses each and every aspect of child’s development and progression.
Assessing Educational material: Academic Cell at SCIL is committed to develop a robust assessment plan to reform, improve, redesign and develop the centralized assessment framework with focus on logical, practical and international approach that encompasses each and every aspect of child’s development and progression. We plan, develop question papers and oversee term and in-house assessment in most possible manner
Academic Cell as a Continuous Professional Development Department:
Organizations need to constantly grow and develop to face the challenges of 21st century. Training is a key instrument to help the organization meet the demands of change. In the 21st century landscape, education is all about nurturing the child morally, intellectually, physically, socially, and aesthetically. To achieve this schools need effective teachers who can take greater responsibilities.
Learning being the pivot, the role of training has been shifted from being a provider to a facilitator. Academic Cell is rigorously engaged in continuous professional development of entire SCIL team. Our training sessions revolve around improving individual's attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills. Our aim is to transform teachers to take up new roles as collaborators, facilitators of learning, and lifelong learners.
We strongly believe that, children who have access to high quality education in their Early Years develop much better social, emotional and thinking skills. We at SCIL aims to enrich and sustain high quality of Early Years experiences so that our learners reach to their maximum potential. Our teachers are trained in observing and recording achievements of young learner and constantly reflect and re-evaluate their areas of concerns. We believe that every child is an individual with feelings, ideas and a vast imagination and we are committed to nurture and develop them physically, mentally, morally and spiritually.
Alhamdulillah, our children are full of joy, curiosity and hope. We encourage our learners to ask great questions with great frequency and ferocity. We never make empty promises, create misleading mission statements, or mislead parents with edu-jargon. It is authentic and transparent. We value our parents as agents of student’s success. We teach thought, not content. For us, technology, curriculum, policies, and other ‘pieces’ are less important than students and hope and growth. Our EYE Centers are equipped with great library and a librarian who loves students and who loves books and who wants the two to make meaningful connections.
The school environment can help or hinder the realization of goals for young children. Keeping this in view the school provides the best possible environment that will contribute to the development of child both physically and mentally. Provision is made for continuous growth in social and emotional development through a balanced programme that will meet the needs of the child.
At SCIL EYE Centers we mark the beginning of a lengthy academic path. The classroom environment affects learning that takes place during that crucial first year, so teachers are encouraged to carefully plan its setup. No classroom look the same, but several key features are characteristic of welcoming, operational classrooms. Our students read and write because they want to. We have diverse and compelling measures of success–measures that families and communities understand and value. We speak the language of the children, families, and community it serves. Here every single student and family feels welcome and understood on equal terms.
Early Years Education Training Sessions Philosophy & Pedagogy:
Academic Cell is working to collaborate within and beyond the school for creating effective learning environment for all children. This is done continuously, revised weekly and even daily to fit with children's interest and learning progress to maximize their enthusiasm in formative years of teaching & learning. Teachers and assistants seek ways to improve their professional knowledge. Attending training to improve knowledge and best practices are shared and new vigor is instilled in the teachers.
We have conducted several sessions to cover all aspects of teacher training at SCIL Early Years Centers. The training includes: in-depth investigation of the EYE philosophy and resources, literacy skills, mathematics, cultural subjects, art and craft, role play, child development, observation and assessment, Floppy's Phonics, safety and special needs through hands-on experiences of EYE methodology.
Academic cell has on ducted several sessions, focused upon the principles of teaching synthetic phonics to enable, engage and update teachers to teach reading, spellings and writing well through new research.
Activities are suggested to suit cultural circumstances and resources. AC gives an outstanding support for teachers through publications, online resources, training workshops and professional development.
The emphasis in the school is for inculcating a spirit of inquiry at a very young age. Teaching is done through ‘Play-Way’ methods, stimulating materials, creativity, making use of the latest electronic and mechanized audio-visual systems.
Alhamdulillah, Academic cell has revamped and redesigned the entire EYE curriculum considering national & International factors. Our redesigned in-house material provides level wise workbook of each subject and guidelines are in the form of subject wise curriculum to make the system unified. Suggested Scheme of Work helps to plan teaching. The Syllabus breakup covers all the learning objectives, providing a suggested teaching order as well as pool of suggested activities. Each unit is split into a number of topics, which can be used as a starting point for producing lesson plans.
Hands-on experiences are provided with the relevant matters to make the child actually understand and appreciate what otherwise may appear abstract. A structured and ongoing method of learner’s progress has been adopted and a consolidated record of the student is maintained. The medium of instruction is English with due emphasis on URDU and Islamic Studies.
An essential ingredient of a good school is competent teachers. Academic Cell is helping school heads in the recruitment process of teachers by taking high level of structured demos so that schools can get well versed and proficient staff. Academic Cell has ensured an ideal teacher student ratio of 1: 10 through rotational method of teaching. Each class has a helper teacher along with a maid to assist.
PRIME AREAS OF EYE All areas of learning and development are interconnected and shape our educational programmes in our Early Years settings. Below is the list of areas:
Personal Social and Emotional Development Communication:
We help and encourage children to play fairly and safely and nurture empathy towards others. Our teachers are role models to help students learn social skills and behave in a same manner.
Language and Literacy: CLL: In our Early Years setting, children build the foundations for language and learning as they develop their speaking and listening skills. Literacy covers a wide range of learning. In Early Years, we begin with a basic understanding of phonic sounds, sharing books and reading, and early mark-making and writing.
Physical development increases body movement, flexibility and provides experiences for children to be active in the environment, promotes their growth, their conﬁdence and awareness of how to move precisely.
The seven areas of learning and development are interconnected and shape our educational programs in our Early Years settings.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World Around:
Children are provided with meaningful experiences through various types of play and learning opportunities to explore their surroundings and stimulate their senses.
Expressive Arts and Design:
We encourage children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, provide opportunities for sharing their thoughts and feelings through diverse activities in art, craft, role-play, and technology.
Problem Solving Reasoning and Numeracy:
We provide an engaging and encouraging environment for children’s early encounters with numbers and simple problem solving, which increases their confidence and analytical skills.
Early Life Skills:
We have carefully blended Montessori Method in our EYE Program. Exercises for practical life are designed in a way that benefit children to perform daily chores. For example, pouring, transferring, beading and lacing enables them to explore through hands-on activities and enhance their fine motor skills. Our sensory rooms are specifically equipped and designed to help children develop and engage their senses. They experiment with an eclectic range of materials to enhance their sensory exploration, resulting in positive effects on their ability to interrelate with the world around them.
The School - Parent Partnership:
The SCIL School strongly believes in parents as partners. Our aim is to promote children’s learning and strengthen their abilities to observe, assimilate, apply and consolidate their ideas in the process of teaching and learning. Our partnerships are both formal and informal, creating relationships and processes that support our children’s learning and development.
ICT (Information Communication Technology): is embedded throughout our learning areas. Role Play: Our children engage in role play as a social activity to reflect on and develop their knowledge and understanding of a topic. It is used as an essential part of their learning. Diverse activities allow them to experiment, explore and investigate.