The real sign of greatness is not exam results or other measurable outcomes, but how your school makes people feel, what your values are, and how they are woven into everything you do. Daniel Sobel reflects


Two years ago, in the confinement of lockdown, I found myself breaking out and spreading my wings internationally by connecting with educators all over the world.

I felt freed and energised as I formed a group of inclusion-focused teachers from 105 countries (and counting).

In particular, I have been having an on-going discussion with one of the leading international school improvement experts who has more air miles under his belt than most pilots and has seen many schools from every continent.

Leo Thompson is an independent education consultant, writer, trainer and speaker based in Austria and who represents the Council of International Schools globally in school development and accreditation. His passions include high-quality learning across cultures, inclusion, wellbeing and global citizenship education, all intrinsically linked.

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