Bright beginnings: Our teaching and learning approach
It’s a long way off, but one day your daughter will need the skills and qualities that allow her to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Creativity and humanity, and a commitment to life-long learning will be vital. At South Hampstead, we want girls to become flexible thinkers who welcome a challenge, resilient and confident about expressing their ideas.
Our curriculum is full of opportunities for girls to develop their problem-solving and innovative thinking skills, learning along the way to embrace errors and bounce back when things don’t go according to plan. Each term, either as homework or as a small group project, pupils explore an open-ended theme that allows them to build confidence in developing and presenting their own ideas, and creatively interpreting the brief.
We aim to inspire and involve at every turn, whether it’s through an integrated curriculum based on themes geared towards girls, or engaging them with a practical, hands-on experience of maths and science. By encouraging girls to be active learners in this way we develop their ability to think deeply, make sense of concepts and explain their own ideas. With the whole of London as our playground, we’re able to support the girls’ learning experience with a wide range of visits and adventures beyond the school gates, with exciting residential trips further afield an essential part of the school calendar, too.
Girls are encouraged to speak out and challenge themselves, inside and outside the classroom.