Chaman Bhartiya School offers WE LEAD curriculum upto Grade5. From Grade 6 we bifurcate between national and IB-MYP curriculum. We are a candidate school for IB-MYP and in the process of applying for a national curriculum.
At CBS, professional development of facilitators is of prime importance. In order to ensure our academic goals integrated with leadership competencies and critical skills of the 21st century, CBS facilitators have to be part of continuous learning and development. Professional development at CBS is an ongoing process enhancing our faculty’s knowledge, skills and dispositions as a classroom practitioner. Our facilitators are trained and certified in both, IB and National pedagogies and methods, over and above their academic qualifications.
Both curricula have years of research and rich experience. While the national curriculum pushes a student to amass a wealth of knowledge in the years of schooling, the international curriculum in addition provides a structured framework for students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world by acquiring skills. According to IB MYP guidelines, “The MYP curriculum framework allows schools to meet national, state, provincial or other subject-specific curricular requirements while fulfilling the IB mission and implementing IB philosophy.” An institution which recognises this factor is in a favourable position to bring out the best of both curricula.
A prominent feature of the national curriculum that often goes unnoticed is the requirement to connect conceptual learning to themes, life skills and values, which gives the teacher ample opportunity to guide student exploration and make the learning interdisciplinary. When done in a consistent and coherent manner, the national curriculum can be equally enriching for students.
To exemplify, while reading a chapter from the Social Studies textbook, tackling a ‘Life skills & Values’ based question could lead students to investigate, explore, evaluate choices and opinions often related to the world around them. This very skill can be logically equated to the mode of exploration in the IB equivalent subject group, Individuals and Societies. A similar analogy can be drawn of subjects like ‘English’ with ‘Language & Literature’.
At CBS, the Problem Based Learning (PBL) pedagogical approach enables our learners to traverse through a wide array of topics or issues based on their personal interests while empowering them with academic knowledge, skills and attitude.
At Chaman Bhartiya School it is our endeavour to provide our learners opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need in order to prepare for further education, the workplace and a lifetime of learning.
Siddharth Adesara - Middle Years (IB)
Siddharth Adesara is an experienced English Language and Literature teacher, with over 7 years of teaching experience at the IB, MYP and DP levels. He holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, and has a strong background in humanities. He has also taught Culture Studies and Mythology courses in schools and colleges.
Siddharth is passionate about inquiry-based teaching and loves to encourage students to question and explore. He is a firm believer in experiential learning and strives to integrate art and creativity into everyday learning. Apart from teaching, he is an autodidact artist and loves spending his free time reading books, watching films, and practicing calligraphy.
Paulomi Sengupta - Middle Years (ICSE)
Paulomi Sengupta is the ICSE Co-ordinator for Middle Years at Chaman Bhartiya School.
Having taught various curricula over a career spanning fifteen years, Paulomi integrates the positive aspects of each curriculum into her lessons.
She has, for the last 10 years, been associated as a higher secondary teacher. Apart from teaching, Paulomi also invigilates and coordinates CISCE board examinations.
She completed her B.Ed from the Regional Institute of Education, which is now called the National Institute of Teacher’s Training. She holds a Master’s degree in Biology, specializing in biochemistry and plant physiology. She also holds a Masters in Education; her dissertation was on the topic ‘Inclusive Education’.
Her hobbies include dance, music, painting and gardening. She loves spending her free time with her 16 year old fur baby.
Iram Rauf - Primary Years
Iram Rauf is a distinguished educationist and founder facilitator at Chaman Bhartiya School. With over 14 years of experience in teaching and leadership roles at Indian and international schools, she has been prepared for a fulfilling career in education and leadership.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Calcutta University with a specialization in Political Science and Economics. She has also completed B.Ed in Social Studies and is currently pursuing her Master's in Education, specializing in IB for middle school.
As an educator, Iram is committed to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment where students can thrive academically and personally. She believes in tailoring her teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles and fostering critical thinking skills. She is also adept at incorporating technology into the classroom to enhance the educational experience.
In her teaching roles in primary and middle schools, her experiences have not only honed her teaching and leadership abilities but also instilled in her the importance of collaboration, communication, and adaptability within an educational setting.
Ranjana M V – Foundational Years
Ms. Ranjana, An engineer by education and an educator by passion and profession, her goals are driven by her love for children.
She has several years of experience working with reputed international schools that has added more skills and knowledge to her repertoire. She has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering and a Diploma in Montessori and a P.G Diploma in pre-primary education. Her goal is to empower young minds to enable them to lead their lives independently and productively.
In her words - “Children inspire me with their innocence and infectious energy. As a teacher, I do not want to just teach students but inspire them by making a difference in their lives so that they can make a difference in their own life. Each child is a priority, their development, safety and well-being at all times matter to me”.