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The state of wellbeing in international schools – insights from outsiders
The state of wellbeing in international schools – insights from outsiders

Wellbeing has become a key talking point worldwide. This has resulted in new initiatives and breakthroughs within the education sector. The recent ISC Research Edruptors conference delved into this subject in a discussion led by Nalini Cook, Head of EMEA Research at ISC Research, alongside a panel of four popular education podcasters. Read more

2022 International School Awards partner with new World’s Best School Prizes
2022 International School Awards partner with new World’s Best School Prizes

We’re pleased to announce that the most promising initiatives shortlisted for the 2022 International School Awards will also be considered for the 2022 World’s Best School Prizes. Read more

The Edruptors Conference Political Session: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice
The Edruptors Conference Political Session: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

In our political session during the ISC Research Edruptors Conference in July, educators and international school alumni discussed how they are taking action to support diversity, equality, inclusion and justice (DEIJ). Read more

World Smile Day – Emojis enhance emotional literacy
World Smile Day – Emojis enhance emotional literacy

New Cairo British International School in Egypt won the Pastoral Initiative at the 2020 International School Awards this January. Deputy Head Tracy Connor explains the initiative which implemented a daily student check-in platform to make emotional wellness an everyday practice at the school. Read more

New report highlights change to international undergraduate recruitment and admissions
New report highlights change to international undergraduate recruitment and admissions

To better understand how the world’s universities are currently adapting international undergraduate pathways, ISC Research conducted research this summer. 165 higher education institutions from 23 countries participated in the research. A free report is now available, along with a white paper containing reactions from international school college counsellors to the research results.  Read more

Celebrate your school at this year’s ISAs
Celebrate your school at this year’s ISAs

The annual International School Awards (ISAs), hosted by ISC Research, bring the world’s international schools community together, sharing and celebrating great learning, innovation, and community participation.  Read more

New school year begins with the international school sector looking stronger than ever
New school year begins with the international school sector looking stronger than ever

As of July 2021, ISC Research data recorded a total of 12,373 international schools around the world enrolling 5.6 million students and employ 550,846 teaching staff. The sector has demonstrated defensive resilience throughout COVID-19, generating over $53 billion USD in annual school fees, and looks set to emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever.  ​  Read more

Introducing progressive child protection
Introducing progressive child protection

The English School, Kuwait won the International School Awards Safeguarding Award 2021 for a safeguarding initiative that supports its entire international community and that of the wider schools network throughout the country.   Read more

Our journey towards diversity, equity and inclusion
Our journey towards diversity, equity and inclusion

The world we live in today has never been so open. Through media and travel we can experience all the world has to offer and become fully immersed in living life and learning how others live their life. The question is, can you do this without preconceptions, judgemental attitudes, and a true sense of openness?  Read more

Could your school be a winner?
Could your school be a winner?

Nominations are open for the 2022 International School Awards (ISAs). The awards, hosted by ISC Research, provide international schools with the chance to share and be recognised for great practice and successful initiatives within a range of categories. Read more

Embedding digital literacy across school staff
Embedding digital literacy across school staff

Sunny Thakral participated in a panel session at the ISC Research Edruptors Conference, engaging many educators with his solutions for sustainable tech-supported teaching and learning.   Read more

Sustainability: a mission, not a token
Sustainability: a mission, not a token

Sal Gordon inspired many at this summer’s ISC Research Edruptors Conference with his advice for international schools on embracing sustainability within the school ethos. Here he expands on his conference comments.   Read more

What are the key shifts in Teaching and Learning? 
What are the key shifts in Teaching and Learning? 

The new Heads Up series hosted by ISC Research kicks off with an insightful discussion about shifts in teaching and learning practices at international schools. Read more

More students, bilingual education, school groups and UK curricula in the international schools market this year
More students, bilingual education, school groups and UK curricula in the international schools market this year

At the ISC Research Edruptors Conference, ISC Research released new data and shifts happening within the world’s international schools market.   Read more

Questions about the future of international education
Questions about the future of international education

Many more questions will be addressed at the Edruptors Conference hosted by ISC Research which takes place online on 8th July.   Read more

New report helps inform the shifting international schools market
New report helps inform the shifting international schools market

Latest trends published by ISC Research in a new Summary Report of the international schools market suggest the sector has remained resilient through the massive impact of COVID-19.   Read more

How sustainability inspires the international school community  
How sustainability inspires the international school community  

The international school community has proactively inspired students to care about their local and global environment and learn to act in a sustainable way. Read more

Demand for affordable international schools increases
Demand for affordable international schools increases

The international schools market has seen a notable growth in demand for schools at a fee point affordable by more families.  Read more

New China regulations and their impact on schools in China
New China regulations and their impact on schools in China

In what appears to be a significant move, the Chinese government has announced greater controls on private schools from the start of the 2021-2022 school year which begins this September.  Read more

Your wellbeing questions answered
Your wellbeing questions answered

Our webinar panellists have given their expert feedback to many of the questions asked during our recent wellbeing webinar, and we share their responses here. Read more

Why does authentic care and belonging in international schools matter?
Why does authentic care and belonging in international schools matter?

Last month I presented about wellbeing in international schools at the World Education Summit. Afterwards, I received many comments and Read more

Parents are selecting schools in different ways and for different reasons
Parents are selecting schools in different ways and for different reasons

It was very insightful leading the research of international school admissions directors and school marketing leaders for the new white paper that ISC Research has just published. Read more

International schools impacted by staff and student wellbeing during COVID-19
International schools impacted by staff and student wellbeing during COVID-19

ISC Research has launched a new report of research into how the wellbeing of students and staff at international schools has been affected by COVID-19. Read more

New international school data at the TAISI conference
New international school data at the TAISI conference

Some school campuses in India now have permission to open for selected year groups after eight months of distance learning due to COVID-19. Read more

International School Award Winners 2021 Announced Today
International School Award Winners 2021 Announced Today

The International School Awards 2021 were live streamed today to schools around the world. The International School of the Year 2021 was awarded to Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea. Read more

ISC Research appoints Emeline Tissot as Head of Marketing
ISC Research appoints Emeline Tissot as Head of Marketing

Emeline Tissot has joined ISC Research as Head of Marketing. Read more

New Shifts in the World’s International Schools Market
New Shifts in the World’s International Schools Market

There are notable shifts in the international schools market as new trends are emerging, according to the latest research by ISC Research. Read more

The questions university international officers ask to international school college counsellors
The questions university international officers ask to international school college counsellors

The webinar about university pathway support for international school students provided some excellent advice for international officers, who also asked a range of questions. Read more

ISC Research appoints Sales Director
ISC Research appoints Sales Director

ISC Research has announced that Ashley Kirk will be joining the company as Sales Director early in the new year. Read more

The future of education in a post-COVID landscape: Your questions answered – Part 1
The future of education in a post-COVID landscape: Your questions answered – Part 1

Over 1,000 questions were posed to a panel of experts on the Education Perfect and ISC Research webinar: The future of education in a post-COVID landscape. Read more

Higher Education special issue of International School Leader Magazine
Higher Education special issue of International School Leader Magazine

The December issue of International School Leader Magazine is now published. It is a special issue focused on pathways to higher education. Read more

More than 12,000 international schools in the world
More than 12,000 international schools in the world

There are now over 12,000 English-medium international schools around the world. This includes 132 brand new international schools and campuses which have opened their doors for the first time this calendar year (from January 2020 onwards). Read more

Your international schools global update questions answered
Your international schools global update questions answered

In the ISC Research global update webinar about the world’s international schools market (October 2020), many questions were asked by attendees. We did not have the time to answer these during the webinar, so now here are answers to them. Read more

Questions from education suppliers on the impact of coronavirus for international schools by Diane Glass
Questions from education suppliers on the impact of coronavirus for international schools by Diane Glass

The leaders of COBIS and ECIS joined me on a webinar last week and shared news about the impact of coronavirus on their member schools. Read more

2020 International School Awards Winners
2020 International School Awards Winners

The International School of the Year 2020 was awarded to St Andrews International School Bangkok (Primary School), Thailand for its exceptionally powerful environmental initiative. Read more

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Webinar: Addressing the challenge of recruitment and staff development in international schools

Event date - November 10, 2021

Various significant factors have impacted international school staff recruitment and continued professional development in the past two years. This webinar explores these shifts within the market in more detail, addressing how CPD can be a key factor to addressing current recruitment challenges. Find out more

DIT Saudi Arabia webinar

Event date - November 11, 2021

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