Aaron Wilkes carried out a training session for our Secondary school teachers. The theme of the training was Engaging Teaching and Learning Strategies for the 21st Century. Aaron has over 20 years’ experience working in schools as a teacher, department and faculty leader. He has also taken on pastoral and behaviour management positions within the school and, as a consequence of these varied roles, led teams of teachers (trainee teachers, NQTs and experienced full and
Julie Watson held a training session for the Primary school teachers called «Never Mind the Mucky Hands: The Resilient and Independent Young Learner». Julie is an incredibly enthusiastic and inspirational trainer, having gathered a wide range of experiences teaching and training over the past 18 years.
We spoke with Aaron and Julie to find out what their impressions of our school.
Julie Watson :
«I started training teachers in my third year of teaching. I started supporting teachers and I have been back in school, but training is my first love. I love sharing information.
I am delivering. We were looking at structures and techniques that teachers can use at any subject with any age children to encourage talk for learning and children being able to articulate their ideas and develop their ideas rather than the traditional method of imparting information.
The school is absolutely gorgeous! I was so impressed when I looked at it on the website to find out because I thought that the building is exactly what I would want a primary school to be if I could build one. It was so appealing. The teachers are really thinking deeply and that’s great. We’ve had some really philosophical discussions over cups of tea. I kind of want to encourage people to think about what they are doing because we are so busy doing the teaching that we never get the chance to reflect on what we are doing and why we are going it."
«I am a teacher. In September I am going to go back to work as a
My focus has been on engaging teaching strategies for the modern age. It’s sort of the latest techniques and tricks and tips that will empower the students to do work a little bit more independently, creatively, build up their resilience and prepare them for the crucial exams. Supplying teachers with tips to get across the subjects in an intriguing and interesting way. The school is lovely! Really impressive and the staff is so friendly! The staff is really open to new ideas and strategies which is really refreshing.»
On the 17th of February over 140 participants gathered to showcase their chess skills and battle it out on the board.
We invite you to an Open Day on 16th February at our Skolkovo Campus, where you will have a unique opportunity to experience a few hours in the life of a student in Cambridge International School.
On December 13th and 14th, we held a Winter concert, where students from Pre-Nursery to Year 6 performed their show.
Thank you for being part of our school community. Your support and dedication mean the world to us.
May your homes be filled with warmth, your hearts be filled with love, and your spirits be filled with the true essence of Christmas.
May your days be filled with good food, good friends and good cheer. However you are celebrating the festive season, wishing you a safe and happy New Year!
(CIS Chief academic officer)
We invite you to an Open Day on 25th October at our Skolkovo Campus
The CIS International School team invites you to an BBQ-style Open Day!
Due to numerous requests from parents, the registration for our Summer School 2023 has been extended until June 15th!
We invite you to take part in the main event of the 2023!
Don't miss out on the chance to push yourself to new limits and make unforgettable memories with your family and friends.