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The IB is a curriculum for the modern world

With an abiding philosophy and growing following, the International Baccalaureate is the best way to prepare students for their future lives, a headteacher argues

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Here’s a question I am sometimes asked: “Why is a proud Scot the headteacher of a Scottish school that chooses not to teach the Scottish curriculum?”

At St Leonards, we follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) because we want to contribute to the enhancement of the place of Scots and Scotland in the world – it has nothing to do with not being Scottish. (And some may be surprised by the IB’s Scottish connections: the first director was renowned Edinburgh-born educationalist Alec Peterson.) For me, it’s all about giving students deeper learning, wider options and richer minds.

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