For the last two days myself and Richard, our International Admissions Officer have been in Berlin at an International Education Conference, “To Connect, recruit and grow” or so It promises. The reality is a little like speed dating for schools and agents, even down to the bell that rings when your time is up. There is nothing that gives me a greater buzz than describing our beautiful school...Read More
I recently attended a training workshop in Northampton, wearing a name badge showing my place of work. I usually attract attention for bearing a striking resemblance to Andy Murray (I have been asked to sign his autograph in the past) but this time the question was, “What is an International School doing in Sidmouth?!” It’s a perfectly valid question.
We are here, quite boldly put, trying to...Read More
Whatever your feelings about this particular app, it serves as a perfect metaphor for the modern world we live in. Technology has always been a sort of bridge between reality and the imaginary, bringing us movies about creatures that don’t exist in places that aren’t there, but the lines are beginning to blur now. I’ve been using GPS for ages, even for places I know how to get to, because it...Read More
Every year, we study 6 units of inquiry; one per each half term. For my class, the Central Idea we have just covered was:
“In a government, people share responsibility towards a common purpose.”
At first, I really wanted my children to have at least a basic, functional understanding of how our representative democracy works and so I began by describing MPs and the role of Parliament and the...Read More