The pursuit of Academic Excellence is a hallmark of Harrow‘s tradition and reputation. By drawing from research and fully understanding the importance of early-years education experiences, we construct approaches to teaching and learning that ensure our optimising the potential of all children, and ensure that we are preparing them for a lifetime of academic success.
Set in state-of-the-art Harrow Little Lions Zhuhai facilities, this approach ensures that every individual reaches their full potential and acquires the knowledge, skills and learning behaviours that they need in order to be successful lifelong learners as well as responsible and fulfilled adults and citizens.
Children learn most effectively when they are confident within the learning environment so that they can take cognitive risks that secure and grow neurological connections. In order to do this they need to be taught and supported by skilled and responsive adults, and also have opportunities to explore, internalise and rehearse what they have learned in a high-quality environment that supports their independence and creativity.
Educational research has shown that, for optimal development, children need to be exposed to diverse stimuli. They learn by experiencing new ways of moving, new textures, new sounds, new experiences, and new environments. Within this, skilful and sensitive adult support, encouragement, questioning, and instruction enable children to learn and develop, acquiring new knowledge, developing new skills, and embedding learning behaviours that underpin their ability to progress.