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Whole Education, KED and SAIL Partnership

Fosse Way School are in the Student Agency In Learning (SAIL) partnership who subscribe to the values of Kunskapsskolan Education (KED) and Whole Education.

The KED Values are:

  1. All people are different
  2. Challenging Goals and Clear Requirements
  3. Education for Life
  4. Life is What You Make it

The SAIL programme is based on the notion of personalised learning, enabling each individual student to develop according to her\his ability, ambition and specific way of learning. The programme is designed to accommodate every student at the point where he or she currently is in her/his knowledge development, challenge them to stretch their boundaries and construct their individual platform for continued learning and personal development beyond school.

By personal development we mean the lifelong process through which an individual’s potential will manifest itself. Important in this is developing an inner ethical compass that forms the basis for active and conscious choices. It means also assuming responsibility for one’s own life, establishing relevant and challenging goals and having sufficient perseverance/resilience and self-discipline to reach these goals.

Based on the KED Programme, we use the expression “Bildning” when we describe the foundation for the lifelong process by which the individual’s view, understanding and interpretation of the world deepen and widen. The ability to describe, analyse and generalise – to detect patterns and be able to apply them in new situations – to see contexts, vary perspectives and connect knowledge from different fields is a crucial part of this foundation. Students develop knowledge about their learning process that, combined with curiosity and critical thinking, supports their will to learn.

At Fosse Way students all have a personalised learning plan and follow a wide and varied curriculum, which meets their academic needs as well as the outcomes defined on their EHCP. Students in Post-16 and some of our secondary classes are coached in the KED way, enabling students to take responsibility for their own learning. Some lessons are run in a workshop format again allowing students to take responsibility for working towards their own outcomes.

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For more information on KED, SAIL or Whole Education please visit:

Whole Education – Introduction – About Whole Education

Whole Education is a dynamic partnership of schools and organisations committed to redefining today’s educational offering. We believe that all children deserve an engaging and rounded education that supports academic achievement, but also develops the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to flourish in life, learning and work.


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The Kunskapsskolan schools are among the leading schools of Sweden. The success of its KED Program can be judged not only by students’ performance being higher than the Swedish national average, but also by the growth of KED schools across international boundaries.