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Small international schools

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by Principal-Skinner, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Principal-Skinner

    Principal-Skinner Occasional commenter

    I'm doing some research on small international schools; equivalent to village type schools in the UK. Anyone have experience of these would like to share their findings / thoughts?
    I know Shell have set up small dutch schools within larger schools. Anyone worked for this type of school, either currently or in the past?
    All feedback appreciated.
  2. Karvol

    Karvol Occasional commenter

    By small school do you mean small in terms of pupil numbers?
    If so, what sort of numbers are you considering? I have taught at a school with 200 pupils, one with 400 pupils and the rest with about 700 students. Each are very different.
    What sort of information are you after?
  3. Principal-Skinner

    Principal-Skinner Occasional commenter

    Very small. Less than 100.
    I'm mostly interested in primary schools.with mixed age groups.
  4. My sister was HOS at a 48 roll Primary. Until she retired at 54, 4 years ago, on a full pension.
    Hope this helps.
  5. Karvol

    Karvol Occasional commenter

    Sorry, not my ball game.
  6. Busstopjen

    Busstopjen New commenter

    My current school has about 150 kids from Early years through to DP2. There must be about 75 in the primary section.
  7. Principal-Skinner

    Principal-Skinner Occasional commenter

    Are the classes vertically streameed in primary / combined classes? What staffing is there?
  8. lovely.lady

    lovely.lady Occasional commenter

    I used to teach in an international primary school with 65 children from FS1 to Year 7 (Shell). We grouped according to age so I taught Years 5, 6 & 7 in one class; Years 3 & 4 were together; Years 1 & 2 were together; FS2 & FS1 were separate. We had specialist lessons for French, Music, PE & Swimming.
  9. Busstopjen

    Busstopjen New commenter

    Each of the PYP levels has one teacher. And they're done by age, as the British system is; which means some classes have only about 6 students.
  10. I am the owner and Principal of such an international school. 60 students, mixed-age classes, 6 x 9 students per class plus an SEN class. What would you like to know?

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