College Development Plan

Every year a reflective process takes place to decide on the next set of strategic priorities for the upcoming academic year. During the process, we review various data points from all the departments across the College, look at the DCB community feedback from the CIS Community Survey, the DCI annual survey, and refer to the Dulwich College International Strategic Priorities. This year’s College Development Plan is based around three categories: Learning Pathways, Live Worldwise and Community of Learners. DCB is known for striving for excellence and it is these next steps that will drive our next wave of improvement. 

2021-2022 Development Plan
Learning Pathways

CURRICULUM MAPPING

We will provide an education that focuses on character as well as academics. We will ensure each student has the knowledge, skills, motivation, and values to make a positive difference to people, society and the planet. Using new software, we will align our curriculum from Nursery to Year 13.

LANGUAGE PATHWAYS

We will provide students with a strong personalised academic programme in English, Mandarin and other taught languages. We aim to develop true global citizens who recognize the value of their local community and be open to different cultures through language.

LEARNING PRINCIPLES

We will integrate our Learning Principles into curriculum planning, the student experience and reflect them in learning environments.

STUDENT AGENCY

We will empower students to gain more independence, voice and choice.

 

Live Worldwise

SUSTAINABILITY & GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

We will develop true global citizens who recognize the value of their local community and prepare them for an ever-changing global society. Students will be open to, and explore different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives. They will understand the importance of diversity, inclusion and equity, and anti-racism. We will also educate students about global issues through the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of our curriculum framework. We will also reinvigorate our DCB Sustainability Goals and implement them across all operations.

WELLBEING AND POSITIVE EDUCATION

We will continue to support and mentor the social, emotional and mental well-being of our community throughout their journey with us. Our approach and wellbeing programme will be informed by experts in the field to ensure everyone feels safe, supported and confident.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

We will prepare our community for our digital transformation of blended learning. The students & community will know how to use of technology and social platforms responsibly.

SERVICE LEARNING

We will review our current opportunities and approaches and use the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a lens, to identify new authentic service-learning activities, that address human, environmental and community needs.

 

Community of Learners

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

We will ensure our Staff grow professionally through access to bespoke professional learning opportunities and effective feedback.

PARENT PARTNERSHIP

Our community plays a vital role in who we are. We will use effective on and off campus channels to communicate, and welcome input from all stakeholders. The College-Parent partnership will support families to understand our philosophy, student learning and student progress.

TEACHING COMMUNITY

We will continue to develop a learning community that contributes to the development of and collaborates with the Dulwich family of schools, local teachers and student-university beginning teachers.

WORLDWISE ALUMNI NETWORK

We will connect our alumni to each other and our DCB community.