Competitive Exams: Special coaching is imparted to the students from the age of 12 to 17 through the integrated Techno Vision & Varsity Program. This program is specially designed to develop the aptitude of the students for various competitive exams like International & National Olympiads, National Talent Search Exams and serve as a foundation for professional examinations.
Intra MGS Competitions: Intra MGS competitions are aimed at harnessing and sharpening of talents of the students in various fields such as academics, sports, arts, debates, etc. which form an integral part of students’ learning curve.
A special remedial and counselling cell is functional in SOS Yavatmal with an objective to offer help, support services, guidance to children with special needs.
Collaborative approaches adopted in the classroom enable children to realize the importance of group work for success in today’s competitive world. The properly structured group projects develop the following abilities in students:
• To break complex tasks into parts
• To plan and manage time
• To refine understanding through discussion and explanation
• To give and receive feedback on performance
• To challenge assumptions, and develop stronger communication skills
Every child is provided intensive training for playing at least one musical instrument of their interest. There is a planned and structured curriculum according to the age of the child. Students are also trained for appearing in the Certificate Examination conducted by the Trinity College, London, and other professional exams.
Day Boarding Program carried out at SOS Yavatmal aims at developing the physical and artistic aspect of the child’s personality by conducting activities like Visual Arts, Performing Arts and various outdoor & indoor sports under the supervision of efficient teachers and coaches. The students can choose the activity of their choice and interest.
Disaster Management Training is imparted at the school-level to deal with any untoward incidents that may require immediate attention and thereby reduce the vulnerability and improve disaster responsiveness. It gives them hands-on experience and instills survival skills among students thus transforming them into disaster managers in the future.
Social responsibility and community outreach visits to orphanages, old age homes, collection in kind for people affected by natural calamities are some of the activities taken up to inculcate social values in the students. Initiating the Go Green drive, SOS Yavatmal has developed beautified and maintained squares & dividers in the city of Nagpur by planting a large number of trees.
We provide our teachers with valuable training programs that help guide them in various teaching strategies which in turn bring back the interest of students in the subject and encourage learning. The programs also help teachers manage classrooms for which they need to acquire quite a few skill sets. Over 150 hours of training are given to the teachers to make sure each and every one of them is proficient at teaching and understanding your children.
The Academic Advisory Board for SOS Yavatmal was constituted in 2010 with an aim to enhance the academic standards. The Academic Advisory Board includes members of national repute in the field of education. The annual AAB meet contributes to raising the quality of education standards, collaboration with international institutions, academic enhancement, and implementation of innovative ideas for the holistic development of SOS Yavatmal.
A Centralized Examination Committee has been formed to ensure uniform school evaluation procedures and thus maintain the set educational standards.
For the continuous enhancement of the teaching-learning process, measuring the effectiveness of the evaluation method, and ensuring the quality standards, the schools have undergone various accreditations. Two of our schools are NABET accredited and one is ISO 9001: 2000 certified. We aim to add more schools under the NABET umbrella.
Academic audits are conducted annually to assess & endorse that the school meets the established standards. It helps in upgrading the standards and encourages continuous self-assessment, accountability & autonomy in the innovation of school education. The guidance by the Academic Audit members also encourages capacity building and professional development of the teachers. These audits are conducted in all the constituent schools of SOS Yavatmal.
Teacher’s Proficiency Test is conducted online for all teachers every year. This helps teachers in unlearning & relearning the concepts. It is a tool to test the proficiency of the teachers in their respective subjects.