British Schools in Barcelona Selection: Interview with Director of BSB

British Schools in Barcelona Selection: Interview with Director of BSB

Kakdoma BCN specialises in relocation to Barcelona, we select schools for international families and will be happy to provide our services and practical advice to your family.

British School in Barcelona Selection

There are several School with British Education systems in Barcelona and surroundings. Check the list of British schools we usually work with in Kakdoma BCN.

You can visit British School of Barcelona on the Open Day’s: 13th, 26th and 28th of February of 2019. See the Academic Quality and Results of students of British School of Barcelona. If you need more information about British School in Barcelona Selection process or selection of schools with other education system, please contact us.

How to choose the best school?

There are many guides about schools that you can find in Internet. Here is one of the Practical Schools Guide in Barcelona. We offer you the most important information about the international schools in Barcelona and its suburbs. You can enroll in the school or university yourself but usually it is very difficult to make the right choice. You will spend a lot of time for the study of all the options. Fortunately, we have a solution for each client. You can order the service of Personal Assistant with experience in the sphere of educational services which will understand your needs, help to choose, select the most appropriate establishment, go with you to the interview, organise the enrolment and solve all the questions related with it. Finally, your aim of enrolling to the necessary school or university will be achieved as soon as possible. Find out more about the School Selection and more information about schools in Barcelona.

We make it easier for you to find the right solutions

The company “KakDoma” offers you:

  • a selection of the best private schools with different educational systems: Catalan, Spanish, American, British, French and others.
  • select the school that fits your requirements most
  • arrange appointments at selected schools
  • help you to prepare the documents for the enrolment
  • help you to adapt easier with a “School Concierge” service

Relocation to Barcelona

School selection process is parallel to Property selection. Fortunately, at Kakdoma BCN we know both of them very well and that’s why can advice you better than someone else. Many times the real estate agents contact us for a practical advice on school search for their clients, because sometimes the Property selection is totally depend on the location of the school. In addition, there are many more other components of the relocation to Barcelona, like legal procedures, health conditions and other individual needs and the lifestyle of the whole family.

With Kakdoma BCN you won’t be lost, other way round, you’ll be very well accompanied.

For more information for the families interested in British school in Barcelona selection, here is the following interview with director of one of British Schools in Barcelona, British School of Barcelona (BSB):

Interview with Director of BSB

“After a lengthy successful career as Headteacher of a Sixth Form Business and Enterprise Academy in the UK, what motivated you to move to Spain and become the new Principal of The British School of Barcelona?

After working as Headteacher at an English school for 10 years, developing policies that allowed us to grow, extend the existing facilities and obtain the national accreditation as a training school for teachers and other schools, I decided that it was time for a new challenge, and I considered the possibility of an international experience. After evaluating the position of Principal at The British School of Barcelona, meeting the Cognita team, and finding out about their history and educational project, I decided to move to Barcelona with my family.

What effective practices would you like to transfer from your experience in leading school communities through change and innovation?

After 15 years of innovation and changes in the previous schools where I have worked, I have concluded that the best way to develop and improve as a school is by involving all the stakeholders: students, teachers, parents, and support staff. In order to do this, it is necessary to listen to their opinions, provide my own vision, and jointly agree on a strategy and common values for the whole school. In my experience, when there is consensus, everything else flows.

Would you consider yourself a transformational leader? Do you focus on incremental change?

I believe that quick changes are often superficial. This is why I prefer long-term improvement plans, which are more sustainable in time. All the stakeholders should take part in the design of this improvement plan, and the senior leadership team must be able to share the responsibility of making decisions. The figure of the headteacher as the unique leader of a school , so prevalent in the 80s, has no place in our system today.

The BSB has a growing, international community. How do you strengthen the sense of belonging in a large, diverse school like BSB?

We believe this is fundamental. Our curriculum offers the students different opportunities to appreciate interculturality and respect everyone’s individuality. Students from different age groups work together in music performances, drama productions, sport competitions, and social responsibility actions for the benefit of the local community, among others. Thanks to our peer tutoring programme, older students act as tutors for younger ones, organise activities for them and explain the projects they are running in the school, such as the fundraising activities in benefit of a Ugandan orphanage.

The 21st century sees us facing a fast-changing, challenging environment. How does the BSB equip students to prepare for this highly competitive future?

We strive to provide our students with the necessary skills, so they can achieve the best academic results, but also learn how to be independent and creative, and develop critical thinking and lifelong learning habits; something which we consider vital in order to face the future when they leave school.

What are the short- and long-term goals for BSB? Are there any interesting developments we can look forward to?

In the short-term, we will continue working to keep the high-quality standards of our education and to ensure our provision is both engaging and challenging for our students. In the long-term, I believe there are ample opportunities for collaboration beyond our school, such as networking with other Cognita schools around the world, as we are currently doing with our sister schools in Spain. This will help us create a global enriching educational offer both for the students and for our staff.”

Source: British Chamber Spain

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