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BEK Dongtan

Headteacher's Message

Catherine Jennings

Headteacher

BEK Dongtan

The BEK Dongtan, features an integrated learning environment specially designed to stimulate the learning and development of young children from Nursery (age 4) through to Year 2 (age 7) based on The English National Curriculum, from the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) to the NCE (National Curriculum for England) for Years 1 and 2.The Environment is culturally diverse with a wonderful mix of Korean and expatriate families. The children are therefore immersed in an international environment ensuring that children pick up languages spontaneously through a range of meaningful and diverse learning experiences. They learn how to respect traditions from different countries and interact with teachers and friends from other nationalities.

The BEK Dongtan, provides an inquiry-based learning approach where children’s ideas, interests, and theories inform the design of curriculum experiences. We encourage young children to explore their environment and express themselves using multiple ways of learning which may include Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Reading, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design.

The children at BEK Dongtan are respected as competent thinkers and communicators who are offered many opportunities to engage with a wide range of materials and resources to extend and challenge their thinking.

We aim to support the holistic development of the learner as a whole person, that is their physical, emotional, social, intellectual, creative and language development. All classes have two homeroom teachers to support pastoral care and learning.

Our highly trained Dongtan staff provide a safe environment in which every child will enjoy their learning, become increasingly independent and most importantly develop the confidence to take responsibility for their own actions and decisions.

We look forward to working with you on your child’s educational journey.

Thank you!