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15 March, 2024

Message from the Head of Primary

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The Power of Collaboration

Recently, I've had the incredible privilege of connecting with professionals and leaders across the Middle East, India, and Asia. These conversations have surpassed the typical networking experience, becoming windows into diverse perspectives, rich experiences, and unique expertise.

It has become clear that collaboration is not just a buzzword but a powerful force that moves us beyond individual capacities and geographical boundaries.


In a world where our work is increasingly interconnected, the impact of collaboration cannot be overstated. It serves as a catalyst for innovation, bridges different worlds, and helps us move towards positive change. This holds not only in the professional realm but also within the context of our Nord Anglia community.

Fostering collaboration aligns with our commitment to excellence. Engaging with professionals from diverse backgrounds enriches our collective knowledge, contributing to our school goals. Collaboration becomes a cornerstone of shared success, not just a means to an end.

Imagine the possibilities when students with varied backgrounds and experiences unite for a common educational purpose. The collective wisdom becomes where they draw inspiration, guidance, and strength. In these collaborative moments, they genuinely tap into the depth of their potential.

As we as adults reflect on our professional journeys, let's appreciate the connections forged and their impact. Consider the projects, ideas, and initiatives that have been better through collaboration. Recognise the growth and enrichment that comes from learning alongside others, each bringing unique skills and perspectives.

Silicon Valley, the epitome of innovation, collaboration, and risk-taking, is a beacon for the tech industry. Its success is rooted in the power of collaboration. The proximity of tech companies fosters an environment where ideas flow freely, partnerships form effortlessly, and collaborations flourish organically.

In this context, collaboration is not just a choice but a key driver of success. The Silicon Valley model emphasises creating environments where professionals connect, share insights, and collectively push the boundaries of what is possible. We can draw parallels to our Nord Anglia community, where collaboration is encouraged and celebrated.

As parents, you play a crucial role in fostering a collaborative mindset within our community. Actively seek opportunities to connect, share, and build bridges. In these collaborative endeavours, we contribute not only to the growth of our school but also to nurture our students' personal and academic development.

In our schools, we witness the impact of collaboration among students firsthand. Students learn valuable skills beyond the classroom by working on projects, engaging in extracurricular activities and once-in-a-lifetime trips, or participating in group discussions that lead to significant changes. These collaborative experiences prepare them for a future where effective teamwork is a key to success.

As we embark on this collective journey, let's remember that collaboration is not just a strategic choice; it's a mindset. It's about fostering an environment where ideas flow freely, dialogue is encouraged, and the collective is greater than the sum of its parts

Matthew Harper

Head of Primary

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