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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Reaching Across Borders 🌎 - Tackling global issues through Model United Nations 🇺🇳 Secondary Weekly Highlights: Reaching Across Borders 🌎 - Tackling global issues through Model United Nations 🇺🇳

Last weekend, our MUN students took part in the SEASAC virtual MUN Conference, working through global issues with students from a range of schools and countries. In this week’s Secondary Blog, our Head of Enrichment, David Morris, and Year 8 student, Caitlyn, share more about the experience of being part of the MUN community. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our Model..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Student Leadership 🎖 Secondary Weekly Highlights: Student Leadership 🎖

Being at Alice Smith means belonging to something special. There are so many reasons for this but one is the way in which we enrich the lives and characters of young people. Student Leadership is one platform that offers us this opportunity. In this week’s Secondary Blog, our Vice Principal for Our Students, Richard Stockings, shares how our EP community draws upon the..

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Getting to Know our New Head of School, Ms. Sian May Getting to Know our New Head of School, Ms. Sian May

2022 brings a lot to look forward to, including welcoming our new Head of School, Ms. Sian May. Sian's appointment was made last summer after a five month search by our Council of Governors to ensure we found the right successor to take over leadership from Mr. Roger Schultz as he retires at the end of the academic year. 

Sian is a passionate British educator with a strong..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Insights into Internationalism  🌏 ✍️ Secondary Weekly Highlights: Insights into Internationalism  🌏 ✍️

Our student-led KLASSComm body seeks to promote the idea of accepting and understanding other cultures through educational events run throughout the year. Participating, contributing and developing their own cultural identities through collective experiences and the sharing of values with others is one of the group’s core aims. In this week’s Secondary Blog, KLASS Comm..

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Primary Weekly Highlights: Our Teachers Primary Weekly Highlights: Our Teachers

World Teacher Day was celebrated this week and I would like to thank all parents and students for showing their appreciation to their teachers in different ways. This day has made me reflect on how outstanding our teachers are here at JB.Our teachers are some of the most caring and committed people I have ever worked with. I was reminded of this recently, when we came together..

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Primary Weekly Highlights: Student Leadership Primary Weekly Highlights: Student Leadership

As part of our citizenship programme, we encourage the development of student leadership throughout the Primary campus. There are many positions that any child, dependent on age, can aspire to. When in school, at class and year group level, we offer a range of roles from Environmental Officers and Buddies to Break/Lunch Monitors. Each class from Year 2 – 6 also vote termly,..

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Secondary Weekly Highlights: Leading Parent Partnerships Secondary Weekly Highlights: Leading Parent Partnerships

A strong, effective and positive partnership with parents is one of the hallmarks of an outstanding school. Parents trust us with their children with the expectation that we will do the absolute best for every individual child at JB and EP. Good communication, solid relationships, understanding the needs of both parties, a commitment to success and a constant drive towards..

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End of Academic Year 2020 - 2021 End of Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Thank you

We deeply appreciate your support and understanding throughout this school year as we responded to the changing circumstances of the pandemic. From pivoting between being fully open, to being partially open, to being fully closed again, it has been an uncertain and difficult school year for everyone. 

From the recent parent surveys, it was reassuring to see your..

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How do you become a Head Student? How do you become a Head Student?

Last week we announced our new Head Students and like any other job our applicants went through a rigorous selection process! Here two of our new Head Student Team, Rishabh and Tyler, reflect on the process and give us some insight into how our Head Students are appointed.

"The Head Student application process is an amazing opportunity to reflect on your strengths and..

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Fees Frozen for 2021-22 Academic Year Fees Frozen for 2021-22 Academic Year

The Council of Governors’ responsibility is to make sustainable long term strategic decisions in the best interests of the school. The school, like many other organisations, has itself been severely impacted by the pandemic. Hence, the need to balance the financial pressures on the school with the needs of our parents, within the school’s financial means as a non-profit..

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Year 2 learning during the MCO Year 2 learning during the MCO

Our Alice Smith Primary Curriculum has been developed specifically for our student body. Our students are consistently high attainers academically and have had a wide range of diverse experiences before starting school. We have designed a curriculum that challenges the thinking of our able learners, preparing them for jobs requiring high level problem solving skills,..
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Our Teaching Assistants Graduate Our Teaching Assistants Graduate

Congratulations to our 23 Teaching Assistants at the Primary School who have successfully completed the COBIS Diploma for International Teaching Assistants (DITA) and to our Lead Teaching Assistant, Jennifer, who successfully completed the COBIS Diploma for International Lead Teaching Assistants (DILTA). 

In a wonderful, physically distanced, graduation event in the main hall..

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Educational Coaching - The Game Changer | Alice Smith School Educational Coaching - The Game Changer | Alice Smith School

In a school of excellent teachers, the best resource we have is each other. A coaching initiative is well underway, with the aim of taking an innovative and whole-school approach to growing the social and professional capital of our teachers in order for them to lead the pursuit of excellence in the context of a mutually supportive and collaborative community of learners..

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Professional Development Quality Mark | Alice Smith School Professional Development Quality Mark | Alice Smith School

The Alice Smith School is a learning community that highly value the professional growth and development of our staff, in addition to the opportunity to offer workshops for parents on a wide range of educational topics. Sharing knowledge and learning together as a community is a thriving aspect of school culture that also extends more widely regionally and internationally.

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Learning Spaces for Collaboration, Teamwork and Creativity Learning Spaces for Collaboration, Teamwork and Creativity

by Roger Schultz, Head of School

Does the design of learning spaces affect the way that learning can best take place and if so, why

Modern, positive learning environments are being designed to be flexible and versatile with mobile and adaptable furniture. These types of spaces support and encourage different ways of learning and teaching, and enables collaboration,..

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International School Receives PDQM Award | Alice Smith School International School Receives PDQM Award | Alice Smith School

The Alice Smith School recently received the Professional Development Quality Mark (PDQM) at the Gold level becoming the first international school to gain this quality mark. 

It’s presented by the Institute of Education at University College London and was originally developed by experience PD leaders in partnership with specialists at the London Centre for Leadership in..

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