innovation in teaching and learning worldwide
Learning and developing-Working with brand new organisations to well established ones
Curriculum and programme development
With the fast pace of change in the world today, schools have the challenge of keeping abreast with new research about learning, whilst keeping their students’ well being, interest and progress at the heart of everything they do. I offer up to date insights into developments world wide and support schools by working with staff to develop their programme to improve teaching and learning.
Innovative educators with experience in the UK, Europe, South America, Africa and the Far East. Specialising in international and multi lingual settings with a focus on curriculum innovation, building learning focused schools through coaching, mentoring, training and professional development.
Meet Mary van der Heijden Founding Company Director
I have established my own company with the aim of meeting the needs of new and established schools and organisations, towards improving learning through offering consultation, curriculum development, programme innovation and professional development . My last school based post was a 7 year tenure as a founding Vice Principal for the new United World College of South East Asia, East campus. Previous to that I was a consultant and trainer specialising in international curriculum, ESL and Leadership for both international and national organisations. I have also had 10 years experience as a Head teacher in Jakarta, Spain and Brunei, plus teaching experience in Holland, Zambia, Sarawak and the UK. I am an associate member of the Association of Coaching and am trained in Cognitive Coaching.
Curriculum & programme development
With the fast pace of change in the world today, schools have the challenge of keeping abreast with new research about learning, whilst keeping their students’ well being, interest and progress at the heart of everything they do. We offer up to date insights into developments world wide and support schools by working with staff to develop their programme to improve teaching and learning.
School development & improvement
Specialising in new schools and developing existing ones in curriculum, organisation, resourcing and leadership, we offer guidance, support and act as a ‘critical friend’. In addition, leading teachers in action research in schools as a highly successful professional development and school improvement tool.
Schools know that sending one or two members of staff to conferences and workshops can be useful, but that empowering all their staff to learn at the same time can be transformational. We offer practical, hands on experiences so that teachers feel empowered to develop their own teaching expertise to enhance children’s learning- usually the commencing the very next day.
Coaching and mentoring for Middle leaders and Senior Leaders in a variety of settings. Having also worked extensively with coaches and with newly qualified teachers and teaching assistants, we can design bespoke training to suit the needs of your school.