Welcome to the Primary Department of
the British Overseas School
The British Overseas School has been welcoming new students since 1958. It has earned a well-deserved reputation for being a warm and caring community where students quickly feel at home, which allows them to become actively involved in and enjoy their learning. The focus is always on helping individuals to develop their own strengths and abilities to the highest possible standards.
We offer children, and their parents, high calibre, British-style education, which combines pursuit of academic excellence with development of a child’s skills and confidence – all in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.
Our teaching staff come from a variety of backgrounds and bring many different experiences to the classroom. This brings a diversity and dynamism to our teaching and learning. The fact that all our staff hold internationally recognised qualifications and training means that all are fully trained to deliver the curriculum of England and Wales.
The Head of Primary, Maria Plant, has a leadership team made up of the Key Stage Managers: Mrs Shazia Raheel from Key Stage 1 and Mrs Mehmoona Kausar from Key Stage 2. This group is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the Primary School.
As a small school, we also endeavour to spread responsibilities more widely. With this in mind, the Primary Leadership Team is supported by a number of ‘area coordinators’. They are as follows:
|Assessment and Learning Coordinator
||Mr Michael Coppard
||Mrs Farhana Akbar
|IPC Resources Coordinator
||Mrs Bushra Ahmed
|Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator
||Mrs Faiza Hasan
Each class benefits from at least one Support Teacher who works alongside our children to assist them in their learning and physical and social development. These teachers are an integral part of the team at the BOS and offer a greater range of learning opportunities for the children in our school community.
Each class teaching unit of class teacher and support teachers is reinforced by a number of subject specialists who work with the children during the school week. This may be in supporting a child’s development in a particular curriculum area, or as a teacher of one of the specialist subjects. The areas covered are French, Music, Urdu, Physical Education, Special Educational Needs and Library Studies.
A key aspect of any child’s development is the relationship that grows between their life at home and at school, and clear communication is vital for this to flourish. The best education for children is achieved through a partnership with parents. Parental support is vital to our success. We warmly welcome questions, feedback, and parental involvement in our school life.
We promote a culture of high expectations in all aspects of school life, together with a curriculum based on the principles of excellence and enjoyment. In this way we demand and expect high personal, social and academic achievements from every student.