British International School, Phuket
About British International School, Phuket
The British International School Phuket is a caring school. The staff turnover each year is low (typically around 10%) and the average length of stay exceeds six years. This is not because of the beaches and sunshine, although, to be perfectly honest, this does no harm to our recruitment. Many teachers have children at the school. The balance of male to female teacher is almost exactly even throughout the school, including Early Years, and although there is a very healthy age spread from the aged (me) to those who are in their first few years of teaching, it is an exceptionally experienced staff overall. The school has outstanding facilities, and places a great emphasis upon a healthy lifestyle and caring for others. It is a happy place, and we are looking for teachers who will contribute positively, and enhance our culture. Experience of the flying-trapeze might be a distinct advantage.
Neil Richards Headmaster
THE SCHOOL MISSION
The British International School, Phuket is a co-educational day and boarding school providing an international education which will enable its students to fulfill their academic potential and develop essential life skills to become caring, honest and considerate global citizens.
BISP believes that the purpose of formal education is to develop the necessary skills to maximize the potential of young learners, thereby enabling them to lead quality lives.
The core skill is that of learning how to learn, and this can best be developed through an understanding of the physiological and neurological processes that underpin learning, and through a clear emphasis upon the development of critical and creative thinking skills and approaches to learning.
Such skills can only be fully developed within a cohesive and supportive community and through a curriculum of opportunity, where curiosity is valued and encouraged, and each student is able to experience personal, physical, creative, and aesthetic expression within a strong and rigorous academic framework.
Furthermore, compassion and a strong values framework must lie at the heart of the educational process and, collectively and individually, all members of the BISP community should, through discernible action, demonstrate a concern for the welfare and support of others.
At BISP we believe that choice of action should be determined by the following considerations:
We should be mindful of the needs and rights of others.
We should be honest in our dealings.
We should be peaceful in our intentions.
We should be considerate in our actions.
Our aim at BISP is to offer a curriculum of opportunity where examination success is a consequence of a good education not its purpose; this is achieved by inspiring students through a unique ‘Academy Programme’ that offers authentic learning experiences that takes them ‘beyond examinations’. - Headmaster