By Hannah Burke-Tomlinson · 23 minute read The 2021 report titled ‘Determining the Diversity Baseline in International Schools’ – conducted by the Council of International Schools (CIS) in association with the Diversity Collaborative, International School Services (ISS), and George Mason University – shone a spotlight on the extent to which the international education sector continues to provide inequitable leadership opportunities for women and educators of colour. The… Continue reading International Women’s Day 2023 | Celebrating Outstanding Leaders in International Education | Part 3: Europe
Author: Liz Free
Founder’s Day: Honouring All That Has Gone Before
ISR Founder's Day March 2023 It is exciting times at the school and community that I have the privilege to lead. We are about to move to a beautiful ecologically thoughtfully designed new campus in the summer. At periods of transition, we are invited to reflect and take stock, whilst also thinking about our aspirations… Continue reading Founder’s Day: Honouring All That Has Gone Before
The Most Inspiring Education Leaders of 2022
Liz Free – An Example of Tenacity and Hard Work, Elite Education Magazine "A dedicated educational leader is driven by the enthusiasm to educate others. They are passionate, hardworking, and always focused on learning something new. One such enthusiastic and positive leader with the zeal to educate others and strive for excellence in every activity… Continue reading The Most Inspiring Education Leaders of 2022
Podcast: How to build relationships with your governors
Tes talks with Liz Free, CEO of an IB continuum school in Switzerland, about how leaders can make the most of their governors, and about the tricky question of when schools should bring in outside consultants 30th September 2022, 12:00pm (TES Podcast) Dan Worth https://player.captivate.fm/episode/605d6203-0bfe-4c5a-9f15-d7dedbe79e39 In this episode of the Tes International podcast, we chat with Liz… Continue reading Podcast: How to build relationships with your governors
Welcoming Students Who are Displaced in Your Community: Traveling to Switzerland
I was delighted to work with the inspiring Nilmini Ratwatte Henstridge (@NRatwatte) to consider how we can best support displaced students in the international school community. Having experienced displacement in her own life, her insights and reflections are so pertinent valuable for us all.Please listen away and also read Nilmini's piece. https://youtu.be/9mIz08kRPf4 https://www.schoolrubric.org/welcoming-students-who-are-displaced-in-your-community-traveling-to-switzerland/
Address to the ISR Graduates 2022
1st June 2022 70 years ago tomorrow, Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, became Queen. She made this commitment on her coronation day: ‘I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be… Continue reading Address to the ISR Graduates 2022
How to harness the power in school leadership
you've always had the power my dear you just had to learn it for yourself…
Harnessing the Potential of the Profession #BreaktheBias
I’m 33rd in the world!
Apart from quite liking the appearance of the number 33, I now am properly branded 33 (not in age unfortunately!). Today, I unexpectedly received an email from ISC Research informing me that I am officially one of the top influencers of 2021 within international education; I am 33rd. ISC Research, the leading provider of English-medium… Continue reading I’m 33rd in the world!
Wellbeing Around the World: Focusing on what matters
n the latest article in our Wellbeing Around the World series, we chat to Liz Free, CEO and director at International School Rheintal (ISR) in Switzerland, an IB World School, about how she made improving staff wellbeing a key focus when she took on her role and the initiatives she introduced to deliver on this aim.