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Paola Leyson

Data Researcher

Before joining ISC Research, I worked for international schools in Qatar, mainly in admissions and administrative support. I also had experience working for an oil & gas company and an advertising company. I lived in Qatar for 11 years and I’m now back in my home country, the Philippines. I’m glad to be part of ISC as International Schools Researcher.

As a working mom of two kids, I spend my free time bonding with them. My family enjoys watching Marvel movies and personally I like period dramas. We also love dining out and traveling.


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How can international schools prepare for a crisis?
How can international schools prepare for a crisis?

We recently hosted an online panel discussion addressing the challenge of crises management in international schools. Our panel of experts share advice on how to approach the stakeholder communication flow at a time of crisis, the importance of the whole school community’s wellbeing and much more. Read more

Recruitment challenges hit international schools
Recruitment challenges hit international schools

Many international schools are facing recruitment challenges this year as the incoming teaching pool remains low and teachers within the sector have more choices due to the expanding market. Read more

Enhancing careers of the local workforce
Enhancing careers of the local workforce

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? Read more


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We are dedicated and committed to supporting the broader international schools community by providing data, trends and intelligence. Since 1994, we have guided schools with their growth plans, informed investors on new school development, helped universities to engage with international schools, and advised education suppliers that are supporting the market.