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Mr Paul Holyome Weekly Update 13/11/2015

13 November 2015

Dear Parents

We continually strive to ensure that BVIS is the best school for your children and are always working to develop an outstanding curriculum for children who attend our school. As part of this drive we are always keen to seek independent external validation of our school to ensure that our school community can be confident that what we say we do, we actually deliver for your children. Last week we invited nine members of the Council of International Schools to visit our school and report on the education provision here at BVIS.

Mr Paul Holyome Weekly Update 13/11/2015

Along with the Nord Anglia Director of Professional Development they spent the whole week in school talking to staff, students, parents and the community. They visited every teachers classroom at least twice and attended many of the school events during the week. They checked our policies and procedures including health and safety and we demonstrated our emergency evacuation and lockdown procedures. It was an intense and thorough process. The team have produced a 400 page report and this will be sent to CIS head office for moderation. In January or February we will hear whether BVIS has been successful in becoming a CIS accredited school. The CIS team were particularly impressed with:

  • The EYFS curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and an outstanding EYFS learning environment
  • The primary curriculum that supports bilingualism and the schools mission
  • The Teachers and teaching assistants for use of translanguaging strategies and collaboration
  • The secondary school for expanding the curriculum option choices
  •  The continual professional development model that reflects the schools community needs
  • The teachers for good language practices
  • The commitment to the mission and bilingualism
  • The support for Vietnamese teachers and their training
  • The schools decision to appoint a whole school language learning coordinator
  • The Equality and strong collaboration partnership between Vietnamese and western staff
  • The sound finances for a new school
  • The implementation of the mission through a varied and stimulating curriculum
  • The support of parents and the community members of the school

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In addition the team reported that:

  • Students see the school as safe, caring and respectful, reflecting the aide memoir


We were delighted but not surprised to receive such positive feedback and we wait with great anticipation for the final report and recommendation from CIS. I would like to thank the whole school community for their dedication and hard work in ensuring our school receives such an amazing set of commendations in such a very short space of time.

I wish you all a very relaxing weekend!

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