Every Child Matters
We treat every child with respect for their individuality through differentiated teaching and learning styles that meet specific needs.
We provide our students with equal opportunities to participate in all aspects of the school regardless of gender, nationality, religious belief or ability.
We celebrate lifelong learning and are committed to nurturing self-esteem and respect.
Student Support at BSL
The British School of Lomé's Learning Resource Department is organized in such a way that student diversity of all kinds can be included. Individual differences are seen not as a problem to be fixed but as opportunities for enriched learning. The school believes that learning difficulties have an infinite array of individual patterns altered by child's strengths and environmental circumstances. No universal panacea exists. It is possible to recognize and meet individual needs with out segregation, stigmatisation or discrimination. Everyone has a personal best.
ESL Support at BSL
Millions of pupils now attend international schools in which lessons are delivered principally in English. Many exams are based upon British qualifications. The British School of Lomé's English as an International Language Department uses a 'needs-based' programme, flexible enough to suit the changing and unpredictable needs of students at any given time. Many of our students speak more than two languages. Learners may know some English or none when they arrive.
Personal, Social and Health Education: PSHE
PSHE education is a programme of learning though which young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Personal Social and Health Education promotes the moral, ethical, cultural, mental, spiritual and physical development of young people at the school and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities, risks and experiences of later life. The overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide students with the skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.
The Secondary form tutor performs a vital role at BSL. Tutors provide a source of support to their tutees for both pastoral and academic issues. The role of the tutor is vital to the efficient running of the school including communication with students, successful pastoral care and the delivery of the PSHE (The Personal, Social and Health Education) programme.
The student Planners
Each student is provided with a BSL student planner. The Planner is a vital way for students to record all homework, plan their work, manage their time and meet deadlines. It is also a place that students can record their achievements and set targets for future improvement The planner is a useful means of communication between school and home. The planner should be checked by parents regularly and signed at the end of each week.
The Library at BSL has now been relocated upstairs in the main building. It is a bright and attractive area for everyone to use. It is open throughout the school day for parents, staff and students to use for research purposes, quiet study, and the borrowing of materials. A computerised issue system is now in operation which allows users to have their own unique library card. Professional Library staff are available to support users in their research and their quest for information. A number of activities are held throughout the year in order to support literacy, encourage reading and foster independent learning.
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