Inspired learning starts with highly motivated and professional teachers. More than 80% of our teachers possess more than five years of teaching experience and hold two or more professional qualifications; highlighting the experience our teachers have to provide quality education for all our learners. But the learning doesn't stop there. We invest in continuous staff training, through programmes such as our own in-house professional development, to coaching, hosting guest speakers and sharing best practices with other international schools.
Nexus encourages personal development, with 43% of teachers holding a Master’s Degree with many more in the process of obtaining their qualifications. We ensure our support staff are experienced; 57% of our classroom assistants have a Bachelor’s Degree.
NEXUS ENCOURAGES PERSONAL
DEVELOPMENT, WITH 43% OF TEACHERS
HOLDING A MASTER’S DEGREE AND MANY
MORE IN THE PROCESS of OBTAINING THEIR QUALIFICATIONS.
WE ENSURE OUR SUPPORT STAFF ARE
EXPERIENCED – 57% OF OUR CLASSROOM
ASSISTANTS HAVE a Bachelor’s DEGREE.
Language is very important - as an international school, this is often the first time children experience a language that may not be their mother tongue. At Nexus, we employ staff from across the globe that are able to speak a range of languages and are qualified to teach English to second-language learners. This is to help our learners communicate and build confidence.
Nexus offers French or Mandarin language classes for all learners.
We have previously offered Mother Tongue language classes in Dutch, French, Japanese, Russian and Polish. More than half of our learners speak two languages or more. For learners who may need some extra help with their language development, Nexus has Bilingual and Multilingual Language (BML) Specialists who will work with each child, helping them to confidently and accurately communicate in English both socially and academically.
From Nursery to Year 8
Learners who have some command of English but require some focus on developing language skills can receive Additional English input. These learners attend 4-5 sessions a week with a BML Specialist focusing on developing an understanding and use of key vocabulary and grammar.
From Year 5 to Year 9
Learners who are at the emerging stages of their language development can receive Intensive English input. These learners take part in specialist subjects (Art, Music, HPE, Maths) with their homeroom peers and then receive up to 22 periods per week of language development from a BML Specialist.
Following similar inquiry questions studied in mainstream English and Humanities/Units of Inquiry, this support focuses on developing the language skills and functions necessary to be able to confidently and accurately use academic English.