- All learning has an emotional basis; long-term, stable relationships between teacher, learner and parents lie at the heart of an effective education.
- School enrolment demographics have an effect upon an individual’s global awareness and inter-cultural understanding.
- An education that is inclusive is a preferred preparation for life than one based upon exclusivity.
- Education must take place within a strong, and clear, ‘values’ and ‘ethical’ framework.
- Education should not be limited by assessment criteria in any form; examination success is a consequence of a good education, not its purpose.
The British International School Phuket (BISP) is a co-educational day and boarding school providing an international education which will enable its students to fulfill their academic potential and develop essential life skills to become caring, honest and considerate global citizens.
- The British International School Phuket (BISP) is a co-educational boarding and day school providing an education to a multi-national student body from 2 – 18 years based upon the National Curriculum of England and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
- The school espouses and promotes internationalism, not only through the curriculum offered but also through the multi-national nature of its student body. Every effort is made to recruit international students to maintain a ratio in which they represent no less than 60% of the student body.
- BISP does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race(ethnicity), colour, religion (creed), gender, national origin (ancestry), sexual orientation or disability (dependent upon precise physical requirements), in any of its activities or operations.
- The school operates in accordance with Thai law.
The British International School Phuket considers itself an ‘inclusive’ institution.
Inclusivity is defined as:
- Providing an education to all students who meet the age-requirements and fall within the parameters of acceptable learning abilities;
- Ensuring that enrolled students are able to access the curriculum;
- Accepting students who may not speak English, but will have sufficient time to progress through the school and acquire language skills that will enable them to access external examination courses at the level of IGCSE or IB Diploma (this may, at certain age levels, be through an intensive English programme devised by the school);
- Accepting students with learning difficulties whose needs in accessing the curriculum may be met without impacting negatively upon the learning of others or the teaching environment.
- Admission judgments made for students with linguistic or learning difficulties will necessarily be qualitative and subjective; the school’s decision with regard to such students will be final. Admission judgments will take into account the entry level of the student.
- Inclusivity does not mean that the school will be able to admit every student who applies to join.
- We should be mindful of the needs and rights of others.
- We should be honest in our dealings.
- We should be peaceful in our intentions.
- We should be considerate in our actions.
- As an encompassing general statement: ‘Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself’.
- BISP believes that the purpose of formal education is to develop the necessary skills to maximize the potential of young people, thereby enabling them to lead quality lives.
- It is incumbent upon an institution of learning to provide opportunities at the highest possible levels of achievement, and not be inhibited by the ‘glass ceiling’ of external examinations.
- Life skills can only be fully developed within a cohesive and supportive community and through a curriculum of opportunity, where curiosity is valued and encouraged, and each student is able to experience personal, physical, creative and aesthetic expression within a strong and rigorous academic framework.
- The core skill is ‘learning how to learn’, and this can only be developed through an understanding of the physiological and neurological processes that underpin learning, supported by the on-going promotion of critical self-reflection.
- Compassion and a strong values framework must lie at the heart of the educational process and collectively and individually, all members of the BISP community should, through discernable action, demonstrate a concern for the welfare and support of others.