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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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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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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

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Being Braver: How Can You Make Steps Into Leadership?

First published 14/06/21 on the International Schools Network (ISN) https://edco-isn-staging.edcowebsites.co.uk/articles/open/being-braver-how-can-you-make-steps-into-leadership/ We need great leaders, full stop. This matters. This matters because every person working in our schools matters. And it is our leaders in our communities that act as the cohesion, the cohesive unifying force that supports us all on our paths, empowering our community. … Continue reading Being Braver: How Can You Make Steps Into Leadership?

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New Year’s Resolution; Less Books?

In 2006 I made my first foray into international education, as I headed to the States. Optimistic, but slightly terrified, I boldly strode into the unknown. Maybe shuffled is a better description, as I was slightly weighed down by books. Books. I love books; heavy, weighty, weathered or worn. I love them all, and I keep… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution; Less Books?

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TES Podcast: Why maintaining international networks matters

Liz Free (@LizAmfree) with Dan Worth (@DanWorth), Senior Editor, TES - released 24th November 2020 In the latest edition of the Tes International podcast we chat with Liz Free, the director and CEO of International School Rheintal in Switzerland. She discusses the challenge that international schools have faced this year, given that their usual routes to connecting with… Continue reading TES Podcast: Why maintaining international networks matters

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What to look for when recruiting international teachers

For school leaders looking for new staff, is there a particular persona suited to teaching abroad? International educator Liz Free gives her opinion (first published in the Times Education Supplement 11th September 2020) How often do we hear about the perks that come with working internationally? Beautiful locations, amazing packages, tax-free allowances, annual flights, and… Continue reading What to look for when recruiting international teachers