Insight: Education matters more than ever

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Professor Deborah Eyre, Director of Education at Nord Anglia Education, visited The Regent’s School Pattaya on 13th September to stress the ever-increasing importance of education during a successful presentation titled, “Helping your child to succeed at school and beyond”.

Joining Nord Anglia Education in 2010, Professor Eyre has been working extensively with their premium schools across Asia, Europe and the Middle East ever since. Her work as Director of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth prior to this contributed to her breadth of knowledge that has allowed her to help educational institutes move from good to outstanding.

Professor Deborah Eyre talks about the role parents and schools can play in helping their children thrive.Professor Deborah Eyre talks about the role parents and schools can play in helping their children thrive.

The Regent’s School Pattaya has recently become a proud member of the Nord Anglia Education family of International Schools. Professor Eyre’s presentation was just a taste of what is to come and served as an initial introduction for parents and the community to Nord Anglia Education.

Mike Walton, the Principal of the school said, “Everyone at the Regent’s School Pattaya is enthusiastic about the opportunities that have opened up for the students, and also for teaching professionals, as we learn more about Nord Anglia Education.”

Professor Eyre stated, “I’d like parents to understand that The Regent’s School Pattaya is coming into the Nord Anglia Education family of International schools which is a company that is passionate about education. We’re committed to helping every child be the best they can be and having a group of 14 schools enables us to understand better how to make that a reality.”

The highly informative presentation saw Professor Eyre discussing the role that parents and schools can play in helping their children thrive. Attendees took in the information with great appreciation and walked away with a clearer understanding of a number of new educational strategies that could benefit their children.  As an example, simply listening to their children and responding to their individual needs could help them see improvements in their child’s learning.

She explained that having knowledge is no longer what gives a student the edge; it simply puts them on a level playing field. A good school and supportive parents will enable students to thrive in an increasingly competitive and unpredictable world.

Mike Walton (left), the Principal of The Regent’s School Pattaya welcomes Professor Deborah Eyre (right), Director of Education at Nord Anglia EducationMike Walton (left), the Principal of The Regent’s School Pattaya welcomes Professor Deborah Eyre (right), Director of Education at Nord Anglia Education

She said, “What we’re doing in school is we’re helping to educate children for their futures in a world, the shape of which we can’t anticipate.

“We have to prepare people to be adaptable enough and confident enough to be able to perform well in an unpredictable environment.”

Professor Eyre, whose research has helped shape education in the UK, reassured parents and guardians that all children are capable of succeeding in school and beyond if the right formula is in place.

She outlined a ‘High Performance Learning Formula’, consisting of a combination of potential, opportunities, support and motivation which results in high achievement.

With a reformed education, Professor Eyre wants to encourage students so they are able to put their own thinking into practice and know what they need to achieve to be able to reach the goals they have set for themselves; she believes that the students at The Regent’s School Pattaya are fully capable of doing just that.

To find out more on the presentation from Professor Deborah Eyre go to The Regent’s School Pattaya’s website and Facebook page for a video of the talk.

www.regents.ac.th/Pattaya

www.facebook.com/RegentsSchoolPattaya

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Education Facts

* Nord Anglia Education has 14 schools across Asia, Middle East and Europe and educate over 10000 students annually.

* Three of the 109 students worldwide who received 45, the highest grade possible, in the recent IB Diploma studied at a Nord Anglia Education school.

* One in five Nord Anglia Education students go to one of the top 30 Universities in the world.