1. What are the qualification criteria for selection of teachers?
All our teachers are either graduates or postgraduates with a relevant teaching degree. We look for individuals who share our passion for education and who are committed to the field of teaching . They ofcourse come with the requisite years of experience.
2. Do you arrange for transport services to different areas?
Yes. Our bus transport services covers up to 15 km of radius from the school campus. Our highly competent transport system runs over 120 buses across the country covering nearly 10,000 kms every day with an average on time performance of 99.2%.
3. What is the curriculum followed by the schools?
Yes. Our bus transport services covers up to 15 km of radius from the school campus.
4. What is the Fee structure?
All our schools offer an affordable fee structure which varies according to the grades applied for. Further details would be provided to you by our school authorities on visiting the school campus.
5. How frequently are parent teacher meetings conducted?
Parent teacher meetings are conducted every quarter. Apart from the sessions organized by the schools, parents are always welcome to meet with teachers when they desire.
6. What is the general teacher- student ration in the classrooms?
We ensure all our students receive individual attention and guidance in the classroom by providing a teacher student ratio of 1:30..
7. Are there Smart board facilities in all Pearson Schools?
All Pearson Schools are digitized and Smart boards are installed in all our classrooms. Teachers are trained on using technology to conduct their classroom sessions. The multimedia content used helps in making the teaching - learning process more engaging and interesting.
8. Do schools focus on co - curricular activities?
All our schools are fully equipped to facilitate co scholastic activities. We provide play areas for students in younger grades, play ground for outdoor activities and also swimming pool and horse riding facilities in some schools. We offer various co- curricular activities to encourage all round development in our students. We have designed a flexible time schedule, which affords time outside the formal timetable for every child to participate in sports, literary, cultural and other activities like dance, music, karate, skating, and cricket, basketball, along with literary and cultural clubs. We also organize many interschool festivals like Tirangaa and Hungama , which provide a platform for children to explore their hidden talents.
9. How frequently do school authorities communicate with the parents ?
Parents are updated with information, regarding day to day activities through Newslettters and e-mails on a regular basis . The school also gets in touch with parents personally in case of any urgent or important communication. In addition to this quarterly PTMs are arranged by the school.
10. Are the parents interviewed as a part of admission process?
Yes, the parents are interviewed as a part of the admission process, only to gauge if they are able and willing to provide the guidance and nurturing the child would need from home.
11. What are the working hours of the school?
The working hours vary from school to school. Pls. take a look at the individual school website for exact timings.
12. What is Pearson?
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company and provider of educational materials, technologies, assessments and related services. Pearson is also a leader in business information (Financial Times Group) and consumer publishing (Penguin Group). Pearson has a workforce of over 37,000 in more than 60 countries. From pre-school to high-school, early learning to professional certification, its curriculum materials, multi-media learning tools and testing programmes help educate more than 130 million students worldwide. Pearson products are present in over 50,000 schools of the 100,000 schools in the US. In the UK, 10,000 schools of the total 20,000 primary schools use Pearson products.
13. Are the school faculty and staff well trained?
We take special care to select creative, competent and professionally qualified teachers to impart qualitative learning to students. All our teachers go through the Pearson Teacher Training and Assessment program. This leverages Pearson’s global education standards and also makes teachers adept at using technology in classrooms. Apart from this, all Pearson teachers are Edexcel certified. Edexcel is UK’S largest awarding body providing academic and vocational qualifications in over 100 countries worldwide. The staff is also well trained and equipped to handle any kind of fire or medical emergency and provide first aid.
14. What is the selection procedure to apply for nursery?
The selection procedure would normally involve a meeting followed by a short interview and some colouring and reasoning tests.
15. What kind of entrance tests does the child have to qualify for admission?
Based on each grade we have various levels of assessment, which the student needs to qualify to be admitted to the school. Apart from Nursery, students applying to higher grades have to take basic oral, written tests in math’s, science and languages.
16. Are there proper lab and library facilities available for students?
All our schools offer state- of – the- art laboratories as per the requirements of the Board of Physics, Chemistry and are well- stacked with all the resources and equipments to promote experimentation fervor in students. Apart from the Secondary school, the Primary and Middle school students also have regular laboratory sessions in the curriculum. Our libraries are well resourced with a variety of periodicals, journals, magazines, newsletters, fiction, reference books and volumes of encyclopaedias . A qualified librarian would guide the children to have access to the required books. The library is kept open for long hours and children are encouraged to use the library for projects and assignments.
17. Does the school give importance to sports in its curriculum?
We have an array of sports facilities which include, cricket, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, basket ball, swimming, football and a team of expert trainers. Our schools work with EduSports, a special sports program which helps in keeping children fit and healthy by offering year round physical education programme based on standards from NAPSE ( National Association of Sports and Physical Education) . EduSports also provides a structured physical curriculum and qualified trainers to train students and measure their fitness.
We also offer TENVIC a sports training programme founded by Anil Kumble, which focuses on life skills development, sportsperson mentoring, cutting edge technology and analytics across sports.
18. Are any Pearson Schools residential? If yes, what facilities are offered in those schools?
We have residential schools across India in Mysore , Kolkatta and Pune . These schools offer beautifully designed dormitories; separate for boys and girls which are spacious and comfortable. We provide adequate support staff, clean and well maintained sanitary blocks with 24 hrs hot and cold water supply, in each block. Pls. browse the school site for more detailed information on residential offerings.