Alan Cornish Head of Primary

Head of Primary Message

Welcome to the Primary School at IBSB. This is an exciting time in education. As the world continues to change, our job is to prepare our students for a life that we cannot yet imagine.  That is our commitment to the children in our care and we all look ahead with great anticipation and commitment to find ever better ways of extending learning opportunities for each child at IBSB. In a Primary School the focus is always on the child; we do all in our power to discover how best each of our children learns and support each in becoming a confident and independent learner ready to take on the challenges ahead.I look at the school and marvel how far it has come since its inception at the beginning of this millennium, and its bright plans for the future. IBSB is an aspirational school who, driven by teachers, pupils and parents, strives to be better every day. It has been my pleasure to grow with the school over the years and enjoy the endeavours and achievements of its pupils, which have filled me with a sense of pride. At its heart, we are a family and our strength comes from the close and positive relationships between our teachers and students. Relationships that are built on mutual respect and trust.

Our teachers’ roots have the National Curriculum in England at their core, but widespread experiences in the UK, Romania and countries around the world bring global perspectives to enrich and enhance our programmes and a cultural sensitivity to support all we do. We are complemented by equally varied experiences in our parents and welcome all to contribute to life in school as we work in partnership for the benefit of every child.

As teachers we help to shape, guide and nurture the children in our care. We teach them, of course, in lessons each day, but it is during assemblies, presentations and shows that we see their confidence and personalities grow. It is during competitions, sports days and residential trips that the real learning occurs. Where the bonds of trust and friendship are formed. Where character and personality are tested. To be involved in this is a complete privilege, and the reason why teaching is the best job in the world, because we get to spend time with your children, and we thank you for the trust you place in us each day.

My advice to all students who become a part of our family at IBSB is to make the most of the opportunities
that will no doubt come your way, now and in the future:



Be brave, but not foolhardy, 

Be decisive, but open to change, 

Be tolerant, but not submissive, 

and, most important of all, be yourself.