I am a passionate advocate for boarding schools and the unique opportunities that they bring for the development of young people. I started at boarding school myself aged 11, and have lived and worked within boarding environments for much of the intervening 40 years.
I am an enthusiast for the value of international schools in promoting globalism, mutual respect, understanding and tolerance. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I also have strong views on academic and holistic teaching and learning, and the need to be at the forefront of modern schooling, leading rather than being led by trends in education.
I like to say that I will attempt to turn my hand to anything, and therefore greatly enjoy the life of a boarding school community. Skiing, walking, mountain biking, playing the clarinet (badly), playing golf (worse) and improving my French are all part of life in the Swiss mountains.
It is important to jump in – to seize the chances that life presents with both hands – and I very much hope to see all of our students making the most of life here at Beau Soleil.