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Governing thoughts
Four articles from International Teacher Magazine, looking at governance and strategic planning in international schools.
Five essentials

Five essentials

Paul Cabrelli identifies five essential qualities of effective school boards.

Vision, Mission, Strategy

Vision, Mission, Strategy

How three key planning elements can link to form a sustainable strategic plan.

Planning for uncertainty

Planning for uncertainty

Why flexible strategic plans serve schools well in periods of uncertainty.

Sustainability in schools

Sustainability in schools

Paul Cabrelli looks at the importance of sustainability for strategic planning.

 

 

 

 

 

The risk triangle

Eternal problem

In every outdoor activity there are countless risk factors that must be considered to ensure safe operation and an enjoyable experience. David Gregory suggests a triangle of threats need to be managed – and that this analysis can be applied to other types of risk management.

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Expert complacency

Don’t take your strengths for granted

David Gregory is an experienced outdoor edcuation and ski intructor, based in Australia. On a recent trip to Canada however, he  faced a new challenge on Whistler Mountain and realised he had become complacent, and this was undermining his skills as a teacher.

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Green Light Leadership

Green Light Means Go!

Ask almost any young learner what a “green light” means and they will say, “GO!”  Drivers will say a green light signals them to move forward, but implies so much more.  Katherine Knox examines “Green Light” actions that keep a school moving forward consistently and effectively.

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Sustainability in schools

 A guide to strategic planning

Paul Cabrelli has recently explored the idea of “sustainability in schools” as a speaker both at the COBIS conference for Bursars, HR Managers and HR staff at St. Julian’s School, and the CEESA Job – a- like conference for Business Managers, Chief Accountants and Facility Managers, arguing that this is a 21st Century issue that must not be ignored. 

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Those who can, do

Ronald Stones OBE: the “can do” man

British international education in South East Asia has been growing rapidly for some time. We meet Ron Stones, one of the most influential British school leaders over the last 30 years, look back on his career and ask about his next project.

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Branching out

Establishing a “branch school”overseas

Many UK independent – and a few state schools – have considered setting up overseas branches of their schools. Is there still a market for UK independent schools to expand overseas?  Undoubtedly.  Are there pitfalls and dangers along the way?  Definitely.  So what are the risks involved and how can they be mitigated? Paul Cabrelli suggests you should be guided by 10 fundamental principles.

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Child protection in international schools

New standards and support for international schools

Child abuse is a difficult issue for any educator to confront and International School leaders face particular difficulties. Jane Larsson, Executive Director of the Council of International Schools (CIS) recently spoke to ITM about a new source of support for schools as they develop more robust safeguarding policies.

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Teacher Leadership

Teachers as leaders

Teachers are the adults closest to the two most important functions of any school:  teaching and learning. Who else, Ciaran McMahan asks, is better placed to bring about changes that will lead to successful school improvement?

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Intelligent Disobedience in school!

The challenge of “Intelligent Disobedience” might ruffle feathers

Best-selling author and thinker, Ira Chaleff is looking forward to his forthcoming appearance at the Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference (AISC) in Hong Kong this December. What he’s got to say is important, even though it might ruffle a few feathers . . .

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The Man Who Planted Trees (L’Homme qui Plantait des Arbres)

hommeCross-curricular inspiration

This is the ultimate teaching and learning resource. Students of French, history, literature, media studies, science, biology, the environment . . . . and leadership will be totally absorbed. The winner of the 1987 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, is based on the original book by Jean Giono, also reviewed in ITM.

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Five essential ideas

Effective School Governance

In a competitive and often unpredictable world, effective school governance is crucial if a school is to remain true to its mission and achieve its vision. Consilium Education’s Paul Cabrelli reflects on five essentials that sustain excellence and help governors enjoy their time in office.

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A Case for Establishing Leadership Training at an Earlier Stage

In some areas of the world there is a leadership crisis in schools; England reports an alarming lack of head teachers. Workload and stress levels have been cited as contributing to the paucity of teachers willing to take on leadership roles, but Ciaran McMahon suggests that directed leadership training will enthuse teachers and offers a positive route out of the leadership shortage predicament.

This article appears with the kind permission of the Irish Primary Principals’Network (IPPN) It originally appeared in Leadership+,  the IPPN’s members’magazine.

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UAE Map

UAE continues to lead the international K-12 schools market

New report

The UAE continues to be the leading country in the world for English-medium K-12 international schools.  In terms of the number of international schools, the UAE is currently competing in a very tight race with China, but in terms of student enrolment, the UAE leads the world decisively. The data has been published in the new Market Intelligence Report for International Schools in the United Arab Emirates by ISC Research. Anne Keeling reports.

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