Mrs Heather Bell, Head of the Sitges Campus of The British School of Barcelona, received the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award. As ‘an exceptional leader, Heather has led a revolution at the school, providing measured and decisive leadership to create a progressive teaching and learning environment. The school has a vibrant and excited learning community which the children, staff and parents are all very proud of’.
Since the Sitges campus was acquired by Cognita to become part of The British School of Barcelona in January 2016, it has experienced an extraordinary revamp, both in terms of curriculum and facilities, to live up to the standards of quality and academic results expected of a Cognita school. Recently the campus was formally accredited by NABSS (National Association of British Schools in Spain), which means that it is fully licensed by the Ministry of Education of Spain, and recognized by the British Council centers and official inspectors. NABSS is also affiliated to the British Consulate in Spain.
The contribution of Mrs Heather Bell to these achievements responds to her energised leadership, yearning for innovation, and passion for personalised learning. Congratulations for this well-deserved award!
For the full list of the winners of the 2017 awards, please visit Cognita’s website:
About Cognita’s Global Education Conference
The Global Education Conference is a meeting point for Cognita school leaders from all over the world to share their expertise on a wide-range of topics based on education and innovation. The 2017 conference was centred on three key themes –educational leadership, personalised learning and character/metacognition– thus reflecting the key elements of the Cognita Education.
Chris Jansen, Cognita’s Chief Executive, said: “We are a global group of hugely diverse schools and our educators have a tremendous range of experience and expertise. Bringing them together to focus on key educational areas and exchange practice means we can take the very best of Cognita and share it right across our group. This reflects our ongoing commitment to developing a global culture of professional sharing and learning. The end result is a more exciting, more globally informed, experience for the children in our schools.”