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NORD ANGLIA EDUCATION ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRED BY LORD DAVID PUTTNAM

NORD ANGLIA EDUCATION ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRED BY LORD DAVID PUTTNAM

16 October, 2017

Lord Puttnam speaking at Nord Anglia Event

On 16 October 2017, Nord Anglia Education announced the establishment of its Education Advisory Board, which will have Lord Puttnam as its inaugural Chair.

Nord Anglia Education is the world's leading premium schools organisation. Its 47 international schools are located in China, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Together, they educate approximately 45,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary education. The schools deliver a high quality education through a personalised approach enhanced with unique global opportunities to enable every student to succeed.

Nord Anglia’s new Education Advisory Board will provide external perspective and vision to further the development of the organisation. Specifically, the Board will work closely with Nord Anglia’s leadership team to support the continuous development of Nord Anglia’s programmes and curricula, teachers and learning environments.

Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Nord Anglia Education said he is “delighted to announce the formation of Nord Anglia’s Education Advisory Board which will offer strategic insight and advice on a broad range of topics to support us in addressing the opportunities and challenges of education today,” adding that “two thirds of students starting school today will work in a job that doesn’t currently exist and it is our responsibility as educators to prepare students to succeed in these roles.”

Lord Puttnam has also accepted the role of Chairman of the School Advisory Board for Nord Anglia International School Dublin which is expected to open in September 2018. “After twenty five years working in various capacities in the field of education, I’m delighted to join Andrew and his colleagues in attempting to redefine what 21st century excellence in education can come to look like. It’s a really exciting challenge,” said Lord Puttnam. Over the coming months, Lord Puttnam will work with Nord Anglia CEO, Andrew Fitzmaurice, in gathering a small group of other respected educators to join them on the Board.

In this clip, which was filmed at the launch of Nord Anglia International School Dublin in May 2017, Lord Puttnam discusses some of the challenges facing today’s educators. Specifically, he points out the difficulty in training students for a future workforce that is currently undefined and uncertain. Young people today need to be prepared for jobs that might not yet exist - this is an unprecedented situation in the history of education. Institutions like Nord Anglia International School Dublin are leading the way from this perspective and will facilitate a greater plurality of choice for students in Ireland, and around the world.  The launch of this school also raises the bar for its Irish counterparts to engage in partnerships, such as those enjoyed by Nord Anglia with Unicef and MIT (among others). Lord Puttnam also speaks about how much Nord Anglia has expanded the vision of education – what it is, and what it could be. 

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