One of the great advantages for staff at all Nord Anglia Schools is the excellent work being put in to continuous staff development by the organisation. Accessible to all staff is their bespoke portal, known as Nord Anglia University, that contains areas or courses for study and discussion platforms, as well as being a repository for policy and wider school-relevant information. This is available to all staff working within the organisation, including the near 10,000 teachers currently employed. It provides a rich seam of information and ideas
What is particularly pleasing has been the uptake in course participation from staff at the British Vietnamese International School. Several staff members from Secondary and Primary, expat and Vietnamese, will be attending the Middle Leaders Programme next week, along with participants from our schools all over South East Asia. We also have two key staff from the school who will be delivering course content and it is very gratifying to see these staff being thought-leaders within the region. We wish them all well in their endeavours and in the course itself.
In addition there are on the portal a wide range of structured short courses that staff can undertake as part of their self study. Of all the NAE schools worldwide, BVIS staff were seen to be participating at a greater rate than any other school. Of particular note is how many teaching assistants have signed up for these structured learning opportunities. Their is a deep thirst for understanding, for personal and professional development, that is having a tangible impact on the education offered to the children. I would like to commend all staff for putting themselves forward to participate, to learn and to share.
This is just one of many ways at the school in which we develop the body of staff both in and out of the classroom. And as the title of continuous professional development implies, this is on-going, systematic and targetted. It is a joy to witness this growth mindset in this area of school operations.
I wish you a very happy weekend