Nord Anglia continues to invest heavily in professional development for its employees. Courses are delivered for employees via Nord Anglia University, while hundreds of Nord Anglia teachers and support staff participate in development opportunities with King’s College London as well as Juilliard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology every summer.
Of those surveyed 92 per cent of parents said their child has a good relationship with their teachers.
It also found that 94 per cent of surveyed parents said their child is happy at school, while 95 per cent said their child feels safe at school.
“Our survey also tells us that parents prioritise academic results. All Nord Anglia schools share this view as well,” Group Education Director Andy Puttock said.
“Our task, as educators, often means preparing children for a world in which their future jobs don’t yet exist, or in which traditional jobs may look entirely different by the time they graduate,” he said.
“These aspects are carefully considered when we design our curriculum, so that high-quality education goes beyond impressive academics alone.”
The rapidly changing world of the 21st century demands that the best schools help ensure the whole-person development of a child, which includes much more than just academic prowess, he explained.
In terms of the Nord Anglia’s educational offering, 91 per cent of surveyed parents said their child receives a quality education from the school.
In addition to metrics recorded around the need of students, the survey also covered parents’ involvement with their child’s school. For example, 95 per cent said they have been accepted into a warm and welcoming community, while 93 per cent agreed they were kept well-informed about general school updates.
Andrew Fitzmaurice also pointed out the survey shows improvement in areas that were strong last year as well as significant growth in areas identified by parents as relatively weaker areas.
Specifically, parents’ responses showed significant improvements in terms of performing arts, IT and outdoor facilities, the level of participation in sports and school trips, individualised attention from teachers, and many factors across the board.
“A continuous approach to improvement is central to everything we do,” he said.