As educators, I think, we face the challenge to equip all our children and young people with the skills needed in a rapidly changing and competitive world.
Society in the 21st century is set in a fast-moving and complex technological and social landscape. Access to the internet, together with better telecommunication systems and affordable travel, is continuously widening our knowledge of the world. Developing our excellent ICT provision, increasing our languages provision and the international dimension are some of my top priorities for the school.
It is also essential to ensure that we teach the children how to think and work. This starts, of course, in the Nursery with developing a child’s emotional intelligence. It continues in the Junior School by talking to the children about how their brain works and in the Senior School and College by encouraging students to think about their multiple intelligences and how best to use them all in order to improve their performance. This is something I feel passionately about and will be continuing to develop in the school.
It is a privilege to work at Howell’s with talented, dedicated teaching and support staff, wonderful young people and committed and interested parents. I look forward to ensuring that we continue to educate the students of today to become the active, concerned global citizens of tomorrow.