SOUND LEADERSHIP IS THE KEY TO MAKING A GOOD SCHOOL GREAT
SIS is a private school fully approved and accredited to deliver an international curriculum to both overseas and national students by the educational authorities in Spain at both a provincial and a national level. Whilst the school is independent of Spanish National curriculum requirements (with the important exception of Spanish language and Social Studies required of Spanish Nationals), it is authorised as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and thus follows an approved international curriculum. Moreover, the school is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) as well as the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS) to offer a British-style international education. This form of accreditation allows us to offer a wide range of International, British, American and Spanish programmes to our diverse student population.
The philosophy behind the school; its values and beliefs; its individualised approach to nurturing the growth and strength of every child has been set down and agreed by the Board of Governors (junta directiva). The Board is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the school runs in accordance with its founding values; that it is fiscally responsible and operates within a budget that it sets annually. It also has the key responsibility of hiring the school’s Headteacher (Director) and for monitoring and evaluating his or her work. It does not involve itself in day-to-day decision-making related to running the school but it does monitor academic life to ensure that it’s values and its policies are adhered to. It also sets annual fee levels.
The Board of Governors is self-appointed and self-perpetuating and consists of a President, a Secretary, and experts in specific organisational areas such as corporate finance, marketing, personnel, educational developments and labour-law. There are 10 members of the board who are, in the main, parents of the school or ex-parents. There is no fixed term-of-office. Their work and commitment to the school is not remunerated though it is greatly valued. The Board meets monthly and whilst membership is normally by invitation, any parents interested in joining should talk to the Board President.