Our Primary school follows a broad and balanced curriculum with the British National Curriculum and the Programma Ministeriale as its core.
Most importantly, the whole programme enriches the children’s learning experiences and provides them, with the academic, social, linguistic and technological tools necessary for both their present and future. The children are periodically assessed using tests as used in British schools.
Italian Literacy is taught to pupils throughout the Primary years. Their level of written and spoken Italian is assessed as used in Italian schools. Individual sessions are provided for non-native speakers.
The children have specialist teachers for P.E. and Music. Each class also has the opportunity to work on an art project during the year with specialist Art teachers. The Robotics Project is also ran once a week by a highly qualified teacher in all 5 years of our Primary.
The staff in English Gate are highly competent, qualified teachers with experience of teaching in the U.K. and Italy. The staff work closely together as a team to create a positive, caring but stimulating and purposeful environment for the students. There are clear expectations and standards for the children but the emphasis is on being happy, enthusiastic, motivated and therefore successful.
The children have the opportunity to go on educational visits, linked to the topics they are studying, during the year. These visits include trips to art galleries, theatres and museums, making the children’s learning experience unique and unforgettable. We also have specialists providing workshops for the children.