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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for the support you have given to DBIS this year. 

Our school is an active and happy community in which there is a shared sense of excitement and enthusiasm for all that we do, each day  – this is our greatest strength, and it does not happen by accident.  Every person contributes to the success of our unique school, and I thank each one of you for that. 

Our general staff and amah team are fantastic, and much of what we can offer as a school would not be possible without them. Without their daily effort in the background, the school wouldn’t function so successfully.

Additionally, our educational assistants and teachers are deeply invested in finding and nurturing the immense potential of all the children at the school.  To do this takes determination and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence. I count myself incredibly privileged to work with such a dedicated team.

To all the parents and caregivers, I also thank you for your passionate support of all things DBIS and for giving us the opportunity to work in partnership with you to give the greatest gift of all, for all the children – the gift of education.

There have been so many positives this year including; brilliant year group shows, inspirational assemblies, excellent contributions to school competitions, outstanding participation in Book Week, Green Day and internationalism week, and of course, examples of brilliant learning taking place daily from Nursery to Year 11.

We have also made real strides in enhancing the quality of education, broadening the range of co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities available and in the development of our curriculum to meet the changing needs of children across the school. 

Finally, I know that the children have worked hard this year, meeting challenges head on. I am sure that during the year many of the children will have enjoyed successes as well as disappointments. As adults, we know that we all learn from our experiences, good and bad, and success rarely happens without occasional failure.  It has been heartening to see so many children from Early Years to Secondary showing through their deeds and actions that they have a  “growth mindset”. I am very proud of all the children at DBIS and the wider school community, and I encourage all of us to go even further next year in the interests of our amazing school.

Best wishes for the summer ahead.

Paul Tough
Head of School



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