Established in 1978, Nehru World School, Ghaziabad, UP under the stewardship of Arunabh Singh, Director, nurtures a spirit that fosters children’s natural inquisitiveness and delight in learning. The co-educational school, affiliated to CBSE, provides an exciting educational experience designed to become a caring, thoughtful, principled and well-balanced human being.
Nehru World School was the recipient of International School Award from the British Council in 2011 for successfully embedding internationalism in the curriculum. The school uses a mix of technology and hands on learning approach to empower students with facilities such as 3D lab, mobile laptop lab and mobile science trolleys along with work on the field to clear the concepts and develop critical thinking skills.
Nehru World School believes that each school needs to be a learning institution. The school leadership is committed to taking feedback from all stakeholders and incorporates in school programmes. The teachers are provided opportunities to participate in teacher-exchange programmes organised in India and abroad. The school also has a robust teacher development plan to promote teacher skill enhancement.
Professional development is a key process of the school and is invested heavily. Round the year, there are many opportunities for teachers to engage in structured learning for their development. The teachers are trained continually to enhance and update their know-how and to identify the learning needs of students. Professional development takes place through teacher-training workshops, peer coaching sessions and classroom observations.
Exchange programmes are also an important part of teacher development and selected teachers get opportunity to travel outside the country to learn the best practices and pedagogies from institutions around the globe. Teachers are also encouraged to upgrade their knowledge and the school supports teachers enrolled in various courses to further their qualifications. Teacher development focuses on not just teachers’ knowledge and skills but also on their mental health and happiness.
The school curriculum is truly progressive and learner-friendly. The school provides a comprehensive academic curriculum supported by a system of instructions that encourages children to be logical, analytical, creative and communicative. It ensures overall development of students and does not depend on rote method. The classroom teaching is flexible and integrated to the syllabus.
Integration Of Technology And Innovative Teaching Methodologies
Ingrained in the mission and vision, the school curriculum is based on National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and is designed by teachers. The school acknowledges multiple intelligence in children and adopts experiential approach to facilitate student learning. A variety of activities are provided to cater to different kinds of learners. Hands on activities, computer games, projects and presentations are used according to the suitability for teaching the content, age appropriateness and contextual relevance. A variety of experiences is the hallmark of the curriculum and learning is not limited to experiences inside the classroom but outside the classroom as well.
Teaching – learning is supported by the latest multi-media and all the subjects are integrated with technology.
The teachers use online videos and links for teaching and evaluation. Web-based assignments are part of regular academic activity. All classrooms are equipped with interactive white boards and digital content is mapped to the curriculum to enhance the teaching-learning experience of students across grades. Curriculum delivery, consistent teaching and continuous assessment mark the annual academic plan. The learning goals are deduced to bi-annual and then further broken down to month wise and weekly lesson plans and worksheets keeping in view the experiential learning. Continuous assessment helps understand the teaching – learning lacunae and plan for student support and remediation. Lesson plans are swapped for further improvement.
Students Excel In The Competitive World
Nehru World School believes in healthy competition and encourages students to discover their potential. Through inter-school and intra-school competitions students understand their level vis-à-vis others. In the annual event, ‘Virtual World Tour’ each class is assigned a country and they explore every facet of that country.
Students understand diversity and learn the values of respect, empathy and compassion. NWS considers these values to be the hallmark of success. Enrichment classes prepare students for competitive examinations. Career Counselling helps students understand their potential and help them identify their career options.
Curricular, Co-Curricular And Extra-Curricular Activities
Nehru World School provides every student the opportunity for holistic development. The school provides opportunity to all for the development of body and mind along with knowledge, skills and attitudes. The curriculum is truly progressive and learner-friendly. The school provides a comprehensive academic curriculum supported by a system of instructions that encourages students to be logical, analytical, creative and communicative. Curricular activities aim at developing cognitive skills. Co-curricular activities include theatre, music, art, dance and sports. For instance, students’ visit to Germany helped them understand waste water disposal techniques. Participation in co-curricular activities help students inculcate life skills such as co-operation, group work, decision making, collaboration, etc.
Nehru World School offers distinctive academic education and partnership with parents ensures child’s growth. Plans are afoot for creating inclusive and diverse range of activities. Parent orientation workshops before each new academic session apprise the parents about new academic programmes, modifications, etc. Feedback from parents is solicited through Parent-Teacher Meetings and Almanac communications. This ensures all the stakeholders that they are included and are involved in the journey of the students’ learning and growth. The School awards several merit-based scholarships every year.