Dear DCIS Parents and Guardians,
Across the world, there is a growing resistance to the spread of globalisation and a return to protectionism. In politics, we see this trend through the Brexit referendum vote in the UK along with a rise in nationalism in Europe.
However, young people today see a world without borders, in part fuelled by the digital advances that connects them not only to their own community, but also to those in other countries.
It has become apparent that skills to improve our world require a shift in focus in education. The growth of the International Baccalaureate — has seen a 46% increase in take-up over the last five years — demonstrates the demand for an education which balances academic rigour and personal development.
At Nord Anglia Education, we instil in our students the value of communicating, collaborating, building cultural awareness and adaptable thinking, all qualities which bridge the gap in a fast-paced, yet fragmented world.
Our forward-looking programmes, such as the Global Campus, offer activities online, in school and worldwide that help our students see themselves in a global context at an early age. For example, our Global Campus Primary Passport encourages students to explore and learn from the diverse backgrounds of their fellow students in our 43 schools around the world.
Chief Executive Officer of Nord Anglia Education