The private school chain chaired by former Ofsted chief inspector Chris Woodhead has put its UK projects on hold because of the recession. Cognita, which runs more than 50 schools - the majority in the UK - is now considering expanding in South America and the Gulf. It already has schools in Spain, Singapore and Thailand. Charles Robinson, the company's director of strategic development, said: "We expect the market to start picking up again in 2011."
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