SIS is a private school which is part of the Inspired global network of schools. The school is 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 School Board of Governors (junta directiva).

The School Board sets the strategic direction of the school and has the responsibility of ensuring it runs in accordance with its founding values and the values of Inspired; 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. The School Board does not involve itself in the day-to-day running of the school but it does monitor the safeguarding of students, their well-being and their academic progress to ensure that the school’s values and policies are adhered to. It also sets annual fee levels.

SCHOOL BOARD

DR STEPHEN SPURR

GROUP EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Marc Ledermann

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – EUROPE

Clarissa Farr

EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Graham Able

SENIOR ADVISOR

ADVISORY PANEL

The Advisory Panel, which meets monthly, is a focus group comprised of representatives of all SIS stakeholders: parents, students, staff and Senior Leadership Team.  In line with our school focus on feedback and improvement, this structure enables stakeholders from all groups to make meaningful contributions to ongoing and future developments, to share thoughts and ideas, to give feedback, to voice possible concerns and to share in our successes.

For more information and to share thoughts, please contact your Advisory panel representatives.

Sara Hagglof 
sarah@sis.gl

Dennis O’Connor
Doconner@sis.gl

Nick Jefferson
njefferson@sis.gl

Sotogrande International School