"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives." -- Clay P. Bedford
At Clarke Junior School we deliver the Ugandan National Curriculum as stipulated by the Ministry of Education and Sports to a world class level.
We provide a fun and research driven approach to our academic programme, supporting all students in creative and challenging ways. We encourage our students to discover things for themselves through questioning and research. Our teachers use a structured yet flexible approach to lead their students through an engaging learning process. Identifying clear outcomes for both academic and personal learning.
Our small class sizes permit a high degree of individualism, ensuring that each student is supported and challenged academically. We value both the need to work independently as well as collaboratively and to communicate and record learning through a variety of methods.
“An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t. It’s knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it’s knowing how to use the information you get.” – William Feather
Throughout your child’s education, we want to know what your child has learned and how they will perform with their peers both locally and globally. We use a mix of both National and International assessments and tests as part of our monitoring and evaluating.
The purpose of assessment is to inform teachers to improve learning. Instead of focusing simply on the assessment of performance we value more highly the use of assessment to actively help teachers to help student’s continually improve their own learning hour by hour, day by day.
Through having a carefully structured plan of skill development teachers and students can use rubrics to describe their skill progression in terms of beginning, developing and mastering; this method supports learners to identify and discover what to do to achieve the next step towards mastering a skill. This individual goal setting ensures each child is challenged to their potential. This way parents are kept continually informed of their children’s progress.
At the end of Primary 7 students will sit the Uganda National Examination Board, (UNEB) Primary Leaving Exams (PLE). Throughout their primary career students will sit the necessary tests and informal assessments to prepare them for UNEB.
Students are also assessed using international assessments in mathematics, reading and writing. The results, help the school, the students and parents understand more about their strengths and weaknesses in these subjects. These external assessments give us further confirmation of the success of our students and validate our the learning taking place at our school.
Helping our students acquire the necessary qualifications will mean students who graduate from Primary 7 at Clarke Junior School will be able to move with ease to their next stage of education, whether within Uganda or beyond.