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.»
We are pleased to announce once more that on September, 1st 2019 our new campus opens in Gorki-8 village.
Independent reading and love of books is of paramount importance in our school. So, in addition to daily and monthly reading activities we also organise a Book Day every year.
With the omnipresence of technology in the 21st century, many of our social interactions are increasingly made online and are replacing face-to-face communication.
The University Museum of Natural History has the most complete specimens of the dodo, a flightless bird that went extinct in the 17th century. The museum has mummified parts of this unusual bird.
On the 29th of March, we had the opportunity to celebrate ‘Spanish Day’ at Moscow campus. All students in KS1 Year 1 and Year 2 sang and danced to a Spanish song, even the little ones from Early Years joined us and had great fun.
On 23 March, more than 75 participants took part in Cambridge Chess Tournament 2019.
On 30 March, we held Cambridge Martial Arts Tournament 2019 among the international schools which includes sambo, combat sambo, jiu-jitsu and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Maths Day took place on 14 March on the occasion of the Pi Day. Students took part in a Maths scavenger hunt, where they had to answer different riddles/questions related to math.