Strategic Objectives

Strategic Objectives

Woodstock has been voted  most respected international school in India for three  out of the last four years.

Excel in Vision and Leadership

Extend Woodstock's reputation and enhance our capabilities by forging links with global educational institutions recognised for their innovation and best practices. 

Build trust and confidence among all stakeholders by developing expert, responsible and committed leadership in the board and administration, operating with clear roles and responsibilities in an effective structure.

Unify all stakeholders around the 2020 Vision and the statement of guiding principles.

Action Plan

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Ensure a Stable and High-Quality Staff

Some of the New Staff, 2011

Establish and maintain a competitive compensation structure and address quality of life issues to attract and retain the best people for the job.

Evaluate all staff with reference to the desired learning outcomes using an appropriate system; create training plans linked to professional standards.

Invest in a programme of high-quality continuing professional development for all staff, including opportunities for the gaining of master's degrees and other qualifications.

Action Plan

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Expand Student Diversity

.. and in 2020

Move towards the concept that Woodstock should represent a microcosm of the world by setting challenging annual targets for diversity in accordance with an agreed range of characteristics (for example, nationality, country of residence, economic status), beginning from a baseline of 40% Indian, and 60% from at least 30 other countries, with no more than 12% from any one country. 

Make changes to our programme to facilitate recruitment from a wider range of countries:

Restructure our financial aid and scholarship programmes to support our diversity targets; introduce additional non-AP examination options.

Expand ESL provision and training throughout the school, including the possibility of offering an intensive English programme for new students lasting up to one year.

  1. Create a new scholarship fund to promote geographical and cultural diversity.
  2. Grow general financial aid from its current equivalent of 12% annual revenue to support the admission of deserving students and build endowments to enable the removal of financial aid from the operating budget by 2020. 

Action Plan

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Woodstock Student Studying for Exams

Enhance Student Learning

Align the academic programme around the desired learning outcomes and use a variety of methods (such as personal portfolios) to encourage students to reflect on and direct their own learning.

Strengthen the AP programme as our core specialism by focusing on the AP International Diploma (External Link-APID); achieve optimal course options and encourage students to plan their studies in line with APID requirements (ie, five passes at grade three or above in specific subjects).

Improve the articulation, differentiation and integration of the curriculum from K-12, with special emphasis on the academic and developmental needs of students during the transitional period of Grades 7-8.

Action Plan

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Enrich Student Experience

Responsible stewardship: junior students plant trees

Expand the advisory programme to enable students to engage with a range of adults and peers in activities which will help them achieve the desired learning outcomes.  Design and implement an innovative enrichment programme which draws on best practices in experiential learning, outdoor education, leadership and extra-curricular student development.

Recognise and celebrate superior achievement in personal growth and learning at Woodstock through the opportunity for students to graduate "with distinction", as evidenced by personal portfolios.

Action Plan

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Encourage Community Growth

The staff group who climbed Bandarpunch in June 2011

Explore models for community life which promote positive relationships across cultures and ages.

Build on our historic relationship with Mussoorie by creating opportunities for the wider community to participate in cultural and educational activities (for example, by opening up the resources of the Hanifl Centre and the Winterline Centre for the Arts), and by taking shared action on matters of joint concern.

Create space and time for personal and community growth in line with the Desired Learning Outcomes.

Action Plan

This action plan has not yet been written. Please note that action plans are dynamic, and will change and develop as we achieve certain goals or devise better approaches. Some action plans are still in draft form.

Extend our Roots 

1. Inclusive Christian Tradition

Welcome and value the diversity of faith and practice within our community, while recognising a unique place for the Christian faith in the school's life.

Implement and continually reflect upon the Religious Life Policy as a model of conduct.

Ensure that our shared values are embodied in planning and decision-making through the Statement of Guiding Principles.

2. Alumni Community

Woodstock School's Roots and Values

Enlarge the pool of alumni who are engaged with the school, with one another and with related organisations.

Build affiliation through communications and alumni services.

Enable alumni to nurture, support, challenge, and inspire the community through their example, through interaction with students and through the contribution of ideas, services and finance.

3. India and the Himalayan Environment

Give back to India by:

  1. engaging with key networks and contributing to educational, cultural and environmental leadership;
  2. improving the quality of grass-roots education in our locality by training teachers;
  3. working towards the establishment of a teacher training initiative which will position Woodstock as a leader in education in India and beyond;
  4. supporting families in "nation-building" occupations by providing financial aid for eligible children to attend Woodstock School.

Begin "at home" by expanding the educational opportunities for the families of Woodstock employees.

Live in harmony with the Himalayan environment through sound stewardship, responsible practices and a commitment to sustainability; promote and encourage these principles in our locality. 

Action Plan

This action plan has not yet been written. Please note that action plans are dynamic, and will change and develop as we achieve certain goals or devise better approaches. Some action plans are still in draft form.