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Q&A with Kate Ryan

(Posted on 19/12/16)

As Chester International School prepares to open its doors in September 2017, Kate Ryan discusses why she is delighted to return to Chester and explains the vision and ethos behind this innovative approach to learning.Tell us what drew you to this new schoolI trained as a teacher in Chester and since then, I have be fortunate enough to lead and build schools around the world. Most recently, I was...

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Chester International School - Educating the Next Generation

(Posted on 13/12/16)

CIS receives praise and support from Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education at the OECD.“In a world where the kinds of things that are easy to teach have also become easy to digitise and automate, it is important to look outward and enable students to think and work across the boundaries of disciplinary contexts. Schools also now need to prepare students to live and work in a world in which...

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Pushy Northern Parents

Pushy Northern Parents

(Posted on 08/12/16)

Just two weeks ago, we wrote about the importance of parental engagement at Chester International School so we have a genuine partnership between home and school. We see this as key to our students’ success and we believe in open communication.This week, Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner said:“Parents in the North need to become more like their pushy counterparts in the...

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Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

(Posted on 06/12/16)

The moon photo was taken at 6.30pm on 12th November 2016 by one of our students, Alice. A tripod was used with a Nikon D5500, and a 55/200 lens. Alice manipulated the setting to get this image. A Hoya Circular polarising filter was used.Alice took this photo for her Astronomy course work. We look forward to seeing Alice continue her passion for photography and Art at...

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Year 10 Day in the Life

Year 10 Day in the Life

(Posted on 02/12/16)

Daily Life of a Year 10 StudentThe most frequently asked question about Chester International School is what will the day be like for our students?We have designed our day very carefully with our students in mind to ensure it is balanced and allow them time to lead their own learning experience and have lots of time for inquiry and curiosity. Our School Day integrates timetabled sessions and student...

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Parental Engagement

(Posted on 25/11/16)

Educational research and anecdotal stories all agree that parental involvement in their child’s learning is hugely influential and can impact strongly on their success in school. Yet, very few schools truly have exemplary and interactive relationships with their parents and make the most of this key partnership. A key question as we design our school is how can we all promote positive Parental...

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