Nurturing potential

It may seem obvious that students need to be encouraged to believe in their own potential but what is clearly not so obvious is how to get them there.   As Jessica Supple, the head of the National Gallery of Ireland’s Apollo Project, points out in a Ted talk called Could do better – reframing…

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The King’s Christmas map

For obvious reasons, Christmas is the most exciting date on the calendar for small children. But teenagers and adults also place great importance on a season that brings light and warmth to the darkest months of the year in the northern hemisphere and sun-kissed family time south of the equator. At International British Schools overseas,…

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Educating for Future

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg and her Fridays for Future have done more to change our perspective on the environment than all the world’s politicians put together in what is being dubbed by the media as “the Greta Thunberg effect”. Guest of honour at high-profile global events, the 16-year-old powerhouse had the red carpet…

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Learning to be up front

Try thinking of a leader who has inspired you. It’s harder than you might think, perhaps because we initially try to conjure up someone of the calibre of Martin Luther King Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi. But on a more modest scale, there are a number of figures who serve as role models, perhaps ones we…

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Keeping in touch with your adolescent

There’s a bit in Zoe Heller’s shortlisted Booker Prize novel Notes on a Scandal when the protagonist Sheba says, “It’s probably a good thing that your kids turn into difficult adolescents. The feelings you have for them as infants are much too intense, too enervating, to sustain.” She is referring to her 17-year-old daughter Polly…

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King’s Group joins Inspired

The Group has announced today its partnership with the leading global premium schools group operating in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. “After 50 years of delivering quality British education, we are delighted to have joined the Inspired community of schools that will provide multiple opportunities for development for our teachers and…

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