Our school. Presentation:
The IES CANTABRIA is an educational centre which started its activity back in the 90s as a Vocational Training and Secondary & Bachillerato School (Pre-university level) and it is located within the urban area of Santander (https://goo.gl/maps/6BvHXNKmGHMigErx7), a small town on the north coast of Spain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santander,_Spain
Our school is a medium-size institution with 1300 students and 118 teachers currently working on the different fields which develop the national curriculum for Secondary Education and specialized courses in the Health and Chemistry fields, as well as different actions aimed at engaging the students’ interests for further education. One of the identity marks of the school is trying to cope with individualised learning. Since 1996, the school has become an outstanding reference in different fields meeting the challenges of education according to the circumstances and it is the only one developing the British Council-Ministry Ed. Bilingual programme.
During the years of compulsory education (ESO), special measures are implemented in order to attain students with Special Needs, Literacy, Bilingualism or those taking part in the Diversified curricula. At the Advanced Levels (Bachillerato), our school offers a wide variety of subjects and professional marketable skills for pupils: Social Sciences and Humanities and Sciences.
Some School Resources: Plans, projects and programmes
There is a library with more than 5000 books and computers with Internet access which can be visited by students and teachers.
A gym and two courts are some of the sports facilities for the students located within the school area which also has gardened surroundings.
ICT is present in most of the classrooms and Internet Wi-Fi access is provided in the main building.
At IES Cantabria Secondary School, there are also specific projects and plans such as Reinforcement, Sustainability, Health Education, Entrepreneurship, European Programmes (eTwinning/Erasmus) Languages and ICT which are jointly developed during the 6 years-stay of pupils aged 12 to 18.
The European dimension and internationalization is a key aspect yet to come, as we are open to collaboration with international partners from other European countries to exchange best practices and develop innovative digital competency and ICT training programmes, methodologies and materials adapted from existing programmes offered at educational institutions around Europe.