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Sam Fraser

Development Director

I am originally from the United Kingdom where I gained a degree in Social Sciences, as well as financial and accountancy qualifications. My career has included work in the retail industry at head office level, and in the finance sector, as well as education. I was previously based in the Middle East where I worked for a well-known network of international schools.

Since joining ISC Research in 2017, I’ve worked closely with school leaders and developed my extensive knowledge of the international schools market, as well as the needs of the different operators within it. I was first involved as a consultant in the Field Research team, quickly moving on to head up the department. Now as Development Director, I look forward to using this knowledge to meet the needs of stakeholders within the market, working closely with them.

I look forward to leading the delivery of trusted, high-quality data and intelligence products and services to the market going forward.


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Integrating maths and design through robotics
Integrating maths and design through robotics

Irina Mach discusses how, for the second year in a row, grade 8 students at Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) have engaged in an interdisciplinary unit (IDU) that integrates maths and design through robotics. Read more

Building bridges through intergenerational learning
Building bridges through intergenerational learning

Jade Amalou outlines the intergenerational initiative implemented at Ma Kindy International School that emphasises community partnership. Read more

The Bubble
The Bubble

Our students were living in a bubble, largely isolated from the local culture and language. Rwandan Culture Week was the moment I decided something had to change. We were spending only a week celebrating the culture we are lucky enough to live in every single day. Lauren Jones recalls how her school has blossomed to implement the local culture into its school curriculum and ethos. 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.