By James Warren • 05 October 2019 • 13:30
BRIT SCHOOL: British schools in Spain still held at a high regard despite Brexit turmoil. Source: NABSS
BRITISH Education in Spain is still one of the most highly valued in the Spanish education system according to members of the British Chamber of Commerce in Malaga.
Representatives from across the education sector met during a seminar organised by the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning of emphasise the importance and relevance of the British education system globally.
Despite all the uncertainly surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU, “Just adding the word ‘British’ is intrinsically valuable,” describing a British education as “the golden standard” around the world, explained Jane Cooper, former Chief Inspector of British Schools Overseas.
“English is the dominant language of the internet, pop music and more”, and the teaching style exhibited in British schools encourages “a spirit of discovery, inquiry and independence of thought”, continues Cooper.
Adrian Massam, president of the Nabss (National Association of British Schools in Spain) stated “There are 128 schools with over 60,000 children in total and more than half of those are from Spanish families. There’s been a 60% increase in the number of British schools in Spain in the last ten years.”
According to Nigel Fossey, Chief Academic Officer at King’s Group, having a British education makes the student “globally minded” and offers a multitude of problem solving skills and social inclusion skills through specifically designed initiatives and extra curricular activities.
The meeting was also attended by Amanda Hughes, principal at Laude San Pedro International College, Adam Austerfield, National Vice-President of the British Chamber and Director of Global Development of the London School of Economics, the head of the British Council School in Madrid, Mercedes Hernández, and Heather Bell of the British School of Barcelona.
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