When We Work Together, We All Benefit: The Duty of International Schools to their Local Communities | Rob Ford
This may not seem obvious, but some of the most powerful connections for an international school are with local, national schools, through collaboration on a range of educational projects. In Moldova and Eastern Europe, we are involved in the local English language association of teachers. We work together on global learning through networks including eTwinning and the British Council; we are involved in leadership fora, as well as in sporting and academic events: including competitions such as debating and the World Scholar’s Cup, for example. Recently, we hosted a technology and learning conference that brought educators together from all over the country, resulting in them sharing good practice and taking something positive away from the day.
4. Champion charities and social responsibility
Last but by no means least, it is important to remember that ambassadors love working with schools. A range of embassies here in Chisinau have given so much time and support to us as an international school, from Chevening Scholars inspiring students, Mandarin teaching from the Confucius Institute, French language resources from Alliance Française, America House providing brilliant support, and the ever-wonderful British Council allowing the first ever UK school exchange to Moldova in 2019.
This article was written by Rob Ford, who is the CEO and Director of the Heritage International School in Moldova.