Fiona RhodesCongratulations to Fiona Rhodes, who has been appointed Principal of the British International School of Stavanger (BISS) in Norway, an HPL Pioneer School and now a member of the HPL World Class Schools Fellowship. At BISS they have wholeheartedly embraced HPL to the extent that they now host visits from other potential HPL schools. We are delighted that under Fiona's leadership, BISS will continue to further develop High Performance Learning to the benefit of its students.

Independent Schools of the Year 2018 logoHPL’s British School Muscat (BSM) has been named as British International School of the Year, in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards (by Independent Schools Parent Magazine). They were selected for their "Progressive BSM Learning Ethos". Principal Kai Vacher said: “The HPL philosophy and teaching and learning framework are changing the culture, design and performance of our school. As an HPL school, BSM is attracting more and more students, GCSE results have improved and visitors regularly describe our students as kind, resilient and quietly confident.” Congratulations to Kai and the team at BSM!

British School  in Tokyo logoBrian Christian, Principal of The British School in Tokyo, has been awarded an MBE for services to education and the community in Tokyo in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. In a tweet he said: “I feel very proud that the enthusiastic hard work of all those who have made @BST_Tokyo such a wonderful school &community hub has been recognised in this way. Definitely a team effort!” The British School in Tokyo joined HPL in September 2018 and has made an enthusiastic start to its World Class School Award journey. Congratulations, Brian!

GESS Dubai logoHPL's Founder, Professor Deborah Eyre, is one of a number of global education experts chosen to speak to the forthcoming GESS Dubai 2019 conference and exhibition. 

GESS offers more than 200 workshops, presentations and sessions providing unparalleled insights on the latest in education, curriculum development, technology advances, teaching innovation, leadership enhancement and others.

“Across the region, governments are increasing investments to improve the quality of education in schools. As the premier education show in the Middle East, we support this aspiration for world-class excellence by providing a platform where teaching professionals can learn from international experts to ensure quality of teaching and learning are on part with global standards,” said Matt Thompson, Project Director, Tarsus F&E, organisers of GESS Dubai.

The full article can be found in the Saudi Gazette

TrumpteachIn early December, HPL’s Director of Programmes Anne Howells and Founder Professor Deborah Eyre met with a delegation from the Chancheng District of China at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford. Hosted by Ming Kwok, CEO of Tumptech, Hong Kong, the delegation comprised the Vice President of the District, the Heads of Secondary and Primary Education at the Education Development Bureau plus Karen Kiang, Director of International Cooperation Sector. 

Professor Eyre gave a presentation on High Performance Learning which generated considerable discussion. The delegation recognised the need for educators to re-align pedagogical practice to ensure that we are enabling all children and young people to perform highly and meet the demands of a rapidly changing world of work.



Our last working day before the Christmas break is Thursday 20 December. The office will reopen again on Thursday 3 January. Merry Christmas and a happy new year, from all at HPL. We can't wait to see where our schools will take HPL in 2019!


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