The Codrington School - The International School of Barbados

Learner profile

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers three high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools, aiming to create a better, more peaceful world.

Codrington and IB students are forever curious, fully engaged citizens, who both embrace their own culture and are open and responsive to other cultures and views.

At the heart of the IB and the school is the "learner profile". A long-term, holistic vision of education and underpins all three programmes and puts the students at the centre of everything we do. The learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The ten aspirational qualities of the learner profile inspire and motivate the work of teachers, students and school, providing a statement of the aims and values of the IB and a definition of what we mean by ?international-mindedness?.

The learner profile unites us all at Codrington with a common focus; on the whole person, as a lifelong learner. It applies to us all-student, teacher, parent or administrator-for we are all continually learning.

Our Learner Profile – What we are aiming to become at The Codrington School

We develop our natural curiosity. We acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. We actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout our lives.

We explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, we acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.


We exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.


We understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. We work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.


We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. We take responsibility for our own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

We understand and appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. We are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

We show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. We have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

We approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. We are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

We understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for ourselves and others.

We give thoughtful consideration to our own learning and experience. We are able to assess and understand our strengths and limitations in order to support our learning and personal development.