Last weekend Mrs Fox, Mrs Peplinksa and I attended the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Annual conference in London. The theme of the conference was Education in 2030. There were plenty of inspirational and thought-provoking talks from experts in their field including Professor Tanya Byron, clinical psychologist and TV presenter who spoke about the emotional toll of technology on our children and Sir Tim Smit KBE, Eden Project who discussed if the next generation of children would be capable of fixing our planet.
Whilst at the conference we took the opportunity to discuss our next Inspection with COBIS and hope to be able to announce before the summer break a date during the next academic year when we will undertake The Patron’s Accreditation. This is the most rigorous accreditation and inspection framework offered by COBIS and significantly builds on the compliance inspection we undertook last November with a focus on teaching and learning.
Looking forward, I am getting increasingly excited about our own STEAM conference/festival next month. This event will see 250 students from TBS and our sister schools across Europe, the Middle East and India come together for five days of STEAM related fun. For those of you who follow us on social media channels please do take the time to click on our frequent updates about the STEAM festival which promises to be an excellent opportunity for all involved to further develop their curiosity and understanding in this field.