Posts with category: Professional Development

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Posted , by Camilla Cook

Following on from our recent blog post about how to get an international teaching certificate, Teacher Horizons had a conversation with Colin Bell from the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) about the new iQTS (International Qualified Teacher Status) which enters its pilot stage next academic year. COBIS has had a close relationship with the… Read more »

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Posted , by Kay Brown

There is a huge focus on continuing professional development in the UK – the Department for Education (DfE) outlines a five-part standard for teacher’s professional development to be used by everyone working and and with UK schools and, when judging the effectiveness of a school’s leadership team, Ofsted takes into account “whether continuing professional development… Read more »

Posted , by William Melhado

For many teachers getting to teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum is a career goal, but gaining experience can feel like a “catch 22” situation. IB schools require teachers with previous IB experience, but that requires already being hired by an IB accredited school. Of course, IB teachers, like any other teacher, all started somewhere…. Read more »

Posted , by William Melhado

As a teacher and school leader, Karen Ardley began her career as an expert in assessing and improving school standards. Passionate about creating real change within the educational leadership sector, Karen now delivers transformative, professional development courses for teachers all over the world through her leadership consultancy group Karen Ardley Associates. From her advisory projects… Read more »

Posted , by William Melhado

While most of the world opted to stay close to home last year, those eager to travel are hoping 2021 will bring more possibilities for exploring. Securing an international teaching position can provide the security of a home base while opening opportunities for travel.  Looking for a new teaching job abroad may seem daunting during… Read more »

Posted , by Andrew Macdonald-Brown

‘Andrew Macdonald-Brown has had a 30 year career in education working in the UK, Middle East and in China. As a senior leader, and most recently as a Principal, he has developed a strong belief in the importance of professional learning for those in education. Having facilitated on a number of leadership development programmes, and having recently… Read more »

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