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International Women’s Day 2023 | Celebrating Outstanding Leaders in International Education | Part 3: Europe

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

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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

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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

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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/

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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

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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!

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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.

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How to ensure your job application leaps off the page

Having just sifted through 146 applications for two jobs, this headteacher offers advice to candidates to ensure they don't fall at the first hurdle in the job hunt (published TES 6th December 2021) We recently advertised for two newly created head of school positions at my school. We received 146 applications.   What was so striking… Continue reading How to ensure your job application leaps off the page