Speakers & Presenters
The fourth in a series of
international School of Tomorrow conferences
exploring a new vision for schools
About the Organisers

History

From its modest beginnings in 1975 when it opened its first Les Anges Montessori Academy for toddlers, Beaconhouse has extended its reach through a global education network that is now one of the largest in the world. An organisation that values its heritage while it continues to reinvent its educational provision to meet the needs of a future generation, Beaconhouse is now a major force in the education world, with an ever-expanding base already established in the UK, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, the UAE, Oman, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Dynamic and constantly evolving, Beaconhouse provides an innovative and progressive education to over 224,000 students worldwide with an unprecedented diversity in age, socio-economic background, and nationality. Of these, over 88,000 study at the group's flagship network, the Beaconhouse School System, while the remaining students are mostly enrolled at The Educators, a parallel school network operated by the group. The group has over 11,000 employees, of whom approximately 6,700 are teachers.

Beaconhouse has always given utmost importance to the development of human capital and has an exemplary and flexible professional development programme for its teachers. It also takes an avant-garde approach to learning: it introduced the concept of project-based learning to Pakistan through TNS Beaconhouse, launched The Educators and Beaconhouse National University, secured the master franchise for Gymboree in Pakistan a year ago and has now become the first major school network in Pakistan to offer the International Baccalaureate.

Values

Beaconhouse provides quality education of an international standard. We aim for excellence through quality management, quality training and quality teaching, bringing benefit to our students, the community, the country and the wider world.

We believe in the right of every individual to realise his or her potential through the acquisition of knowledge, skills and values in a caring and supportive environment. We uphold the freedom of all students to think, create and discover, based on a true understanding of their cultural and spiritual tradition, whilst respecting the cultures and spiritual insights of others. We believe the human mind grows best in a spirit of freedom and co-operation and we promote equal opportunities for all our students irrespective of gender, religion or ethnic background.

By providing an environment for learning which promotes independent, creative and critical thought, we aim to develop responsible citizenship and social responsibility by precept and example. Beaconhouse values its past and builds upon its strengths, approaching new ideas with discernment as it continuously looks to the future.