CFS is excited to announce that Dr Stephen Codrington joins a small team of just 25 Council of International Schools (CIS) affiliated consultants, accredited to provide support to CIS schools in all parts of the world. He is one of only two Australians on the high-powered list.
Stephen, Alphacrucis College Director of School Governance and Leadership Development, was recently accepted by the CIS team in the area of Leadership Training and School Governance.
“We are so glad that Stephen’s extensive background in international education, his wide experience in school leadership positions, and his work supporting school boards through the CFS affiliate consultancy organisation, Optimal School Governance, were pivotal in being accepted by CIS as one of its affiliated consultants.” Dean of Education Professor Mark Hutchinson remarked upon hearing of the elite appointment.
Based in Leiden (Netherlands), the Council of International Schools is a non-profit association of 734 schools and 622 colleges and universities in 116 countries. It provides program certification and quality assurance through school accreditation, assistance with teacher recruitment, support for institutional governance and professional development for teachers and school leaders.
Its program of affiliated consultants began about five years ago to provide expertise in specific improvement areas that are identified as priorities by member schools. The consultants must be individuals with proven experience helping schools develop in targeted areas of need. To become a CIS affiliated consultant, applicants must be thoroughly evaluated by CIS to ensure they meet standards for quality service according to stringent application requirements. “The appointment further strengthens Alphacrucis CFS as a globally oriented Christian tertiary provider,” Associate Dean Dr David Hastie observed, “the world is a big place, and we are going there.”
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