One More Step...

April 2, 2021
Today I had my final meeting with the Director General of private and international schools in Iraq at the Ministry of Education. I was informed by the trade department of the British embassy Baghdad, that all my papers and saha s’door are complete.

I am hoping very soon that I will be able to formally launch the project followed by a visit to Dubai to meet the regional Pearson team to discuss the purchase of resources and the support programme available.

I have to say since 2016 I have being trying to get an agreement for this education project. It has been, until now, a very rocky road. However, this month when I returned to Iraq, I met Mr Mahmood Qaisi the Director General of private and international schools. I cannot thank him enough for his support, his understanding, his respect and his unique manner in handling my project with utmost professionalism and without any expectation of any favours in return. Mr Mahmood Qaisi is truly an educationalist who loves Iraq and improving the standard of education. May there be many more examples like him in top leadership roles soon. Thank you so much for your continuous support and always remind me that there are many good people still here to help and love Iraq.

I would also like to thank the Department for International Trade at the British Embassy, especially Ms. Nour Al-Rasheed for her support. Without their support with paperwork I would not have made it this far.

كان اليوم اخر اجتماع لي مع مدير عام التعليم العام والاهلي والاجنبي لوزارة التربية العراقية، تم ابلاغي من قبل الشعبة التجارية للسفارة البريطانية في بغداد ان جميع اوراقي و اوراق صحة الصدور قد اكتملت. اتمنى عن قريب ان اتمكن من افتتاح المشروع يتبع بزيارة لدبي للقاء الكوادر الاقليمية التابعة ل(پيرسن)، لمناقشة عملية شراء المناهج وبرنامج الدعم المتوفر لديهم. يجب اذكر ان منذ سنة ٢٠١٦ وانا احاول الحصول على موافقة لهذا المشروع التعليمي وكان الطريق وعر حتى الان. لكن هذا الشهر بعد عودتي الى العراق حيث التقيت بالسيد محمود حسين القيسي. لا توجد كلمات كافية لشكره للدعم والتفهم والاحترام الذي قدمه واخلاقه الفريده للتعامل مع مشروعي بأحترافية عالية دون اي مقابل. السيد محمود القيسي تربوي حقيقي وهدفه رفع المستوى التربوي في العراق. اتمنى وجود نماذج اخرى مثل السيد محمود القيسي بمناصب اعلى في التربية. اود ان اوجه شكري وتقديري وامتناني لشعبة التجارة الدولية في السفارة البريطانية ببغداد وتحديدا الآنسة نور الرشيد لدعمها لنا فبدون دعمهم لما استطعنا ان نصل الى هذه المرحلة.


 

New Online British School

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I am pleased to announce that I am a representative of a new online only school. The International British Online School (iBOS) is an online school teaching to the British curriculum, to both national and international students worldwide. iBOS teach the full range of EBacc1 subjects to their Key Stage 4 students and a wide range of AS and A levels to their 6th Form students.

All teaching staff are UK qualified and are highly experienced, they broadcast live lessons from their main building i...


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Status Update

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BISK Education Services will continue it’s consultancy work after the Corona virus pandemic has reduced to safe levels. We will offer consultancy services in setting up free schools and International schools around the world.

We can help with curriculum design and plan unit by unit for all topics and subjects that can be ready for departments and teachers, and in the case of unforeseen circumstances can be used for online teaching.

We can help rewrite all school policies, and provide full t...


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IRAQ CONFERENCE FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT

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BISK Education Services are delighted and honoured to be invited to the first IraqI – UK conference for trade and investment, which has organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq to the UK.

The conference will be held on the 3rd and 4th of July in London, and there are many ministers and representatives from eight Iraqi ministries. Also present will be officials from the parliamentary Oil and Gas Committee, Economic Committee and the National Investment Committee, who look forward to...


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Iraq - Is There Hope? conference

January 25, 2017
I will be speaking the "Iraq - Is There Hope?" conference on February 5th in Hammersmith, London. Please come along.

For more information please visit the event website.


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Meeting with the Iraqi Ambassador to the UK

July 24, 2016
Recently I had a long meeting with his Excellency Dr Salih the Ambassador of Iraq in London. It was such a pleasure to listen to his Excellency talking about primary education with passion and how we can rebuild it?

Until now, I have only witnessed Iraqi personal just pay attention to only University level education but for a change, we had a very healthy and long conversation on how we can rebuild the primary and secondary education sector in Iraq. I am planning to put together a programme t...

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KS2 Results released to schools today 5th June

July 5, 2016
Good luck to all students and parents waiting to hear the results of the national Key Stage 2 results (Year 6) which are being released to schools today.

According to the DfE (Department for Education) the national average across ALL schools is:
  • Reading - 103
  • Gammar, punctuation & spelling - 104
  • Mathematics - 103
Children achieving a score of 100 have met the national standard expected for their age.

Children scoring below 100 are working towards the national standard expected for their age.

Childre...
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School for refugee children

April 6, 2016

During the Easter holidays I spent two days visiting a refugee camp in Dunkirk, France. One of the first things that struck me was the high percentage of Iraqi Kurds who were living there. My main purpose was to visit a school that had been set up to provide some education to the refugee children by Rory Fox an experienced head teacher from England.

 

I was extremely impressed, by the amount of effort that Rory Fox and his colleague Genny Perry had put into the project. Both are very successf...


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