Sixth Form: Introduction to the VESPA Model Parent Workshop - Bangkok Prep

Sixth Form: Introduction to the VESPA Model Parent Workshop

Sixth Form: Introduction to the VESPA Model Parent Workshop

On the 4th October we were incredibly lucky to host almost 40 parents of our Sixth Form students who wanted to learn more about the VESPA Model. VESPA stands for VISION, EFFORT, SYSTEMS, PRACTICE and ATTITUDE. It focuses on developing students’ non-cognitive skills to help transform commitment, motivation and productivity. 

The workshop provided valuable insights into our application of the model made famous by the book The A Level Mindset by Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin and how we are applying it to our Sixth Form. The workshop also helped explain the rationale behind our choice of this particular model and highlighted our previous success which saw a Value Added attainment of 0.85 meaning that students, on average, performed almost one full grade better than their indicators. In fact, it was so successful that Bangkok Prep actually appears as a case study in The A Level Mindset Revised Edition (see previous news article).

In our Sixth Form we use a range of data to design an evidence informed tutor time curriculum which uses relevant VESPA activities. These activities are also supported with academic mentoring from our tutors who work closely with students to determine what are their lesser strengths from a non-cognitive perspective and what can be done to support their development. Finally, based on previous experience we introduced a learning journal to allow students to reflect on their progress with the VESPA strategies, how they are applying them to their academic studies and what impact this is having on their wellbeing and progress. Our 2024 learning journal will be launched in Term 2, just in time for the Mock Examinations.

If you would like to learn more about the workshop you can access the slides on Firefly here.

I would also like to thank those parents who attended and fully involved themselves in heads down, hands up and the discussions. Your active participation meant it was a really valuable workshop for all who attended including myself.

Neil Groves

Head of Sixth Form

(ngroves@bkkprep.ac.th)

 

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The Head of Primary at Bangkok Prep emphasizes the importance of primary education in shaping students’ lives academically and socially. The school aims to prepare global citizens capable of facing life’s challenges in an ever-changing world. With a dedicated team of educators, Bangkok Prep sets high standards, encouraging students to dream big and work hard towards their goals.

Aligned with the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the school’s curriculum is adapted to reflect Thai culture and society. Teaching follows an innovative thematic approach, integrating real-life contexts with academic rigor to develop well-rounded individuals. Learning is personalized to cater to diverse abilities and talents, fostering mutual respect, trust, and inclusivity.

Bangkok Prep’s primary curriculum extends beyond statutory requirements, focusing on engaging cross-curricular themes to facilitate high-quality learning. Emphasizing active and interactive learning experiences, the curriculum encourages exploration, questioning, and collaboration. The school aims to nurture students’ curiosity, helping them discover lifelong passions and talents while preparing them for a fulfilling future.

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When choosing Bangkok Prep for your child, you’re welcomed into the school family, ensuring a warm and supportive environment. The admissions process begins with completing a brief enquiry form, followed by an invitation for an introductory visit and tour. Conveniently located on Sukhumvit 77, Bangkok Prep offers both Primary and Secondary campuses. Upon deciding on Bangkok Prep, applicants submit their application form and required documents. Assessment sessions are then scheduled based on the applicant’s year level, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. The assessment includes various activities and tests tailored to different age groups. After assessment, the admissions team evaluates the application and notifies the family of the decision within 1-2 weeks. Successful applicants receive a formal offer letter and an invoice for initial fees, including placement, security, and registration fees, which must be paid within the specified timeframe to secure the child’s place.

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At Bangkok Prep, the Early Years curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework of England, emphasizing thematic topics and child-led learning for a stimulating and enjoyable school experience. It nurtures learning through play and focuses on developing concepts, skills, and positive attitudes across various areas including personal, social, emotional, communication, language, physical, literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. The curriculum prioritizes individualized learning, ensuring continuous progress while maintaining confidence and a can-do attitude. Specialist sessions in Thai language and culture, music, library, physical education, and swimming further enhance learning opportunities. Supervised by native English teachers and Thai-speaking teaching assistants, children immerse in language acquisition through the immersion method, preparing them for the international community. The Early Years program prioritizes outdoor learning environments, valuing them as essential for children’s wellbeing and development. It serves as ideal preparation for the transition into primary school and provides resources for parents on the Foundation Years website.

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Bangkok Prep prides itself on being a distinct international secondary school in Bangkok, prioritizing student needs and providing a stimulating learning environment. Central to this is the pastoral system, where each student is assigned to a tutor group led by a Form Tutor, ensuring personalized care and support. The curriculum evolves to meet students’ changing needs, offering a core curriculum supplemented by option subjects as students mature. Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) focuses on a broad curriculum adapted from the English National Curriculum, fostering personal growth. In Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11), students choose option subjects alongside a core curriculum, culminating in IGCSE examinations. Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) sees students specialize in Advanced Level courses while also engaging in a core curriculum and receiving support for university applications. Bangkok Prep fosters a warm, inclusive community and actively participates in regional competitions and events. The school encourages student involvement and leadership, ensuring a thriving learning environment. Contact information is provided for further inquiries.

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