For the third year in a row, Wellington College China has received HR Asia’s Best companies to work for award and is the only education company to receive this honour. It stems from a strategic priority for the group to be the employer of choice in the region – both foreign and local. Is this a duty or a choice for all of us as leaders in the international school sector?
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Recruitment & CPD
Good schools need good teachers. But the fact is that teacher supply presents a significant challenge for the international sector. Dr Fiona Rogers, Deputy CEO, Director of Professional Development and Research at COBIS, highlights how to overcome these challenges.
Everyone needs a role model. The smallest of children naturally find someone they look up to, and seek out those they most relate to, and this continues throughout life. Professor Dr Ger Graus OBE shares insights into how to develop an empathic community within international schools.
Jessica Fortin, Admissions Director at the International Community School of Addis Ababa, shares insights into the implementation of transitions-care learning.
With an average of just three years per contract, what are international schools doing to support new staff – those new to the location, and those who are local but new to the school?
Dr. Omolola Wright-Odusoga, experienced international school head and education consultant to schools discussed her PHD journey as a head of school.
Discover the benefits of online training. As an international school teacher, online learning can, if delivered well, offer a welcome chance to talk with teachers working in domestic and overseas contexts about a huge range of common educational issues. It also gives you the chance to put learning into practice alongside another school in another part of the world.
Much has been written about how a Head of School must fight to retain their most talented leaders who are eager to move on to headships themselves. Let me offer a contrarian view: let them go. In fact, wish them bon voyage with fanfare and your sincere blessing, knowing that the departure of these gifted individuals is good news to be celebrated. This has become a cornerstone of leadership development at Frankfurt International School (FIS).
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