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Case Study:
St George's International School

St George's International School is an inclusive, vibrant community of approximately 850 students aged from 3- to 18-years-old, representing over 70 nationalities.

Melissa Comodi, PA to the Headteacher, joined us to discuss how our annual membership has equipped all staff with bespoke training, delivered by world-leading experts through our state-of-the-art professional development platform.

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Melissa said: “Recently, we stopped our subscriptions to other CPD providers and decided to use The National College.”

“The guy we spoke to when we signed up, Alex Edmunds, he was really patient. He understood what we needed and signposted me to the right things, which then allowed me to sell it to the rest of the team,” she enthused.

Driving up standards with pedagogical best practice

“For us, this was the only platform that we are aware of that actually meets the demand of all the areas of our school,” Melissa explained.

Melissa revealed how The National College equips all staff with the knowledge and skills that they need to improve teaching and learning, drive up standards and enhance student outcomes.

She continued: “It’s not just general CPD for teaching and learning, it covers pastoral care, primary curriculum and secondary curriculum too.”

Melissa explained how beneficial our climate education category has been for the school, with all staff learning from world-leading voices in sustainability.

“The fact that you offer a climate education category is just brilliant. Sustainability is so big in Luxembourg right now, and it’s a whole-school priority for us. The webinars and courses available in that area are excellent,” she said.

Melissa nodded: “The safeguarding content is phenomenal, too.”

Unlimited online training for all staff, in one place

Our membership provides all staff with instant and unlimited access to high-quality, up-to-date CPD they can trust, helping international schools drive up standards and enhance staff retention.

Melissa commented: “The National College is really great, as you send out emails with updates, and you let us know when the latest webinars and courses have been released.”

“We had a really successful meeting where we created watchlists for our staff. We allocated specific things which were topical, and staff could then choose from those specific areas,” she added.

“The platform is going to allow our staff to shape their own professional development.”

She continued: “I find it really useful that each webinar and course has reviews, so that you can see how relevant the content is and read other people’s thoughts.”

“Overall, it’s a one-stop shop. It’s got literally everything that you could possibly think of on the platform,” she confirmed.

“I’m hoping that our staff will embrace it and check the platform for CPD that is relevant to their role. There’s so much on there, it’s brilliant.”