Elodie holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), provided by University College London (UCL). Elodie has 15 years of experience in school leadership in the independent sector including Acting Principal and Head of School in her previous school. In her Senior Leadership posts, she has led on Strategic Planning, Teaching and Learning, Pastoral Care, Boarding, Timetabling, Cover, Careers, Co-Curriculum, Compliance, Safeguarding, Welfare, Admissions and Marketing, Staff Development, Human Resources, Operations and Finance.
Elodie obtained a degree in English Language and Literature at Université Jean Moulin in France, before completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the University of Roehampton in the UK. Trained as a Languages Teacher, Elodie has extensive experience in leading residential trips abroad. Elodie has been an examiner, a moderator and a teacher trainer for various UK examination boards since 2003. Throughout her career, Elodie has worked in non-selective schools educating UK and international students with the UK National Curriculum, iGCSEs/GCSEs and A-Levels.
Elodie is a keen volunteer, previously being Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor for primary and infant schools in the UK, a Trustee for AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) and a Director for an Education Business Partnership.
Terence is a former member of the National Assembly of Seychelles. A teacher by profession, he was a member of the National Assembly from 2007 to 2011. In 2016 he was named Chief Executive Officer of the Agency for National Human Resource Development.
Prior to being a member of the National Assembly, he served as a teacher of Mathematics.
Kristian originally comes from the Czech Republic where he graduated from the University of J.E. Purkyne with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education (QTS), specialising in Drama and PE. In 2008, he obtained a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, from the University of East London and his NASENCo qualification from the Institute of Education in 2012. He has also trained as an Independent School’s Inspector with the ISI Inspectorate in London and worked as a Specialist Leader in Education advising and supporting a number of schools in the London area on how to develop and improve their systems and procedures in the following areas: Assessment, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.
He has been teaching for over 20 years, both in the U.K. and overseas and has been in leadership since his second year of teaching. ISS will be his third headship. In his first two headships, he moved both of his GEMS Schools to outstanding in space of less than 8 months. He is currently studying his National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).
Wherever he lives, Kristian tries to get involved in the wider community as he believes that it is crucially important to immerse oneself in the culture and life of the country we live in so that we gain a better understanding of the society we serve. This way we are able to have an impact not only on our students’ lives but the entire community. He was a committee member of Mountain Clubs in Malawi, Kenya and Uganda and volunteered at the Wildlife and Environmental Society in Malawi as their Educational Officer. When living in Kenya, he sat on a Board of a local Orphanage and helped to set up an independent and sustainable income for them. Kristian’s personal motto is that education, combined with hard work, is a key to a person’s success in life and he tries to model this at all times.
Kristian is a keen sportsman who enjoys a variety of challenges. Just recently, he has started to learn kitesurfing. As he grew up in a mountainous area in the Czech Republic, where rock climbing and mountain biking were almost compulsory activities, which he thoroughly enjoys and hopes to explore new trails at the Seychelles as well.