I went to the Nord Anglia European Conference last weekend.
It was held in Geneva, with the beautiful blue lake and mountains as a backdrop to the school we were visiting. Well, it was foggy for all three days so I saw neither blue lake nor the mountains. In fact,
being surrounded by swirling mists I could have been anywhere.
I will have to leave sightseeing for another time.
But, of course, the conference was not about sightseeing, it was about the Nord Anglia family of schools, and the sharing of successful ideas and methods so that we can make all of the schools more effective. I was really impressed by the quality of teaching and leadership in the eight European schools that were represented. It is good to know that if parents move their jobs to other major cities in Europe, there is a chance there will be a Nord Anglia school nearby, providing a top quality education. This extends even further because there are thirty one Nord Anglia schools world-wide.
As an organisation dedicated to providing premium education it is comforting to know that we have a huge group of talented people working together with one aim, that being, to enable each child to be the best they can.
During the weekend there were workshops and seminars on all sorts of things from
“assessment and testing” to how to make good use of “ ipads in the classroom”;
from “high performance learning” to “cross curricular” opportunities; and the “global classroom” which makes a feature of debating and collaborating with schools and
students in different countries. The speakers were very enthusiastic and well informed.
It left me with the feeling that Nord Anglia really is a premium organisation, and, of course, The British School, Warsaw, a premium school.
Deputy Head of Primary School