We are pleased to be part of a global network known as 'KED-inspired' schooling, joining with hundreds of schools worldwide.
Kunskapsskolan are Swedish schools with a high-performing student-centred culture, where learning is focussed on 'Pupil Agency' as pupils progress through learning at their own pace and with ownership of their learning path. Coaching and workshops are core features in Kunskapsskolan, which give pupils devoted time individually and in small groups to work intensively with teachers.
The six values within Kunskapsskolan are 'Act globally, Show decisiveness, Learn to learn, Be collaborative, Be innovative, and Live digitally'. At the end of their time in Kunskapsskolan, pupils are equipped with a strong sense of independence, resilience and responsibility which means they are well-prepared for their adult lives.
In Kunskapsskolan learning, pupils move through a 'goal journey' where everyone moves through common goals as they develop their learning. The goal journey may typically be: identify > explain > link > strategise. This is similar to the UK 'depth and mastery' approach being developed in many schools and used here at Hillside Avenue.
Kunskapsskolan Education (KED) is the world-wide foundation linked to the Swedish Kunskapsskolan schools. At Hillside Avenue, we are working with support and training from KED to develop aspects of the KED approach
within our Enquiry Curriculum - a key component of this is the introduction of coaching for our pupils, so that they can develop those skills of Pupil
We are prepared for the world and our future - to take responsibility, take on challenges and solve problems
Agency and take increased responsibility for how they learn best, in order to
actively develop cognitive and learning skills.
Two graduate students who came back to visit their school, Kunskapsskolan
Trelleborg in Sweden, reflected on what they had learned from being educated
through Kunskapsskolan. They said: "We have learned to plan our time. We are
prepared for the world and our future. We are able to take responsibility, take on
challenges and solve problems. We can plan our own opportunities and see
what we can achieve."