We treat the English National Curriculum as a route map. Our teachers provide the parameters and help our students navigate this journey. In England there has been a clear push for “Independent Learning”, moving away from the traditional teacher-led classroom. Teacher training, parental (re)education and student maturity are all necessary components to make this work successfully. While elc has adopted a more student-centred approach in the classroom, we remain grounded in the values and ethos of our founders; bearing in mind the raw materials (mix of teacher, parent and student elements) here in Malaysia.