February 14, 2023
Dr Simon Camby, Group Chief Education Director, gives valuable insight into the fundamental backbone of our Cognita holistic education.
What is an holistic education?
We define holistic education as that which…
blends social, emotional, physical and cognitive learning. This leads to strong academic outcomes, agency, an adaptive mindset and positive attitudes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. Effective holistic education is rooted in the concept of self-efficacy, a belief that ‘I can’.
The St Margaret’s Way
At St. Margaret’s we offer a broad range of subjects and specialist subject teaching, as you would usually find in a senior school. We set our curriculum and timetables, giving us scope to craft a wide education that evolves to meet both the needs of the cohort and also develops over time.
Most our parents choose St Margaret’s because of the ‘value-added’ educational programme offered and the boost to life skills this gives. ISC (Independent Schools Council) research suggests that choosing an independent school equates to an additional two years’ worth of education in the state sector.
Through our five main values, we focus on ‘people skills’ and on developing children’s ability to communicate effectively and show courtesy and respect. Good manners and the ability to engage with adults and peers effectively are also developed. All are skills needed to be successful in later life.
To find out more about the opportunities available at St. Margaret’s, contact us at email@example.com