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About us

Academic excellence grounded in classroom experience

Vision

We support schools to create curricula that are innovative, competitive and appropriate for a 21st century school.

KSI supports schools to create curricula that are innovative, competitive and appropriate for a 21st century school. Beyond our focus in the classroom, KSI takes wellbeing seriously, becoming a founding partner of The Wellbeing Research Centre at The University of Oxford, so we can apply the latest research to our schools. As a corporate entity, we focus on long term growth guided by these six objectives.

Mission

We support schools to create curricula that are innovative, competitive and appropriate for a 21st century school.

KSI supports schools to create curricula that are innovative, competitive and appropriate for a 21st century school. Beyond our focus in the classroom, KSI takes wellbeing seriously, becoming a founding partner of The Wellbeing Research Centre at The University of Oxford, so we can apply the latest research to our schools. As a corporate entity, we focus on long term growth guided by these six objectives.

Benefits

Helping you gain and grow

Each of our schools is unique, but all share a common goal to achieve the best for every child by offering a bespoke approach to education.
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Students

KSI enables students to achieve their goals by creating personalised learning experiences that accelerate their progress. For academic students with aspirations to attend a Russell Group University, we provide access to tertiary level academic links. Alternatively, for students that wish to train for a vocational qualification, we support them in developing their workplace competencies both in and out of the classroom. All our students will benefit from our extra-curricular and innovative curricular offers.
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Parents

Parents trust KSI to challenge, stretch and nurture their child. We prioritise wellbeing and inclusion, making sure that every class is accessible to every student. This influences plans, policies and procedures at every school KSI works with, as we believe a successful school is a happy one.
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Teachers

KSI’s culture of continuous improvement extends beyond our students; we are committed to building upon staff’s expertise through continuous professional development that enhances the careers of our teachers, and ultimately benefitting their students. In addition, KSI take staff wellbeing seriously and supports our staff beyond the classroom. KSI have recently become the founding partner of The Wellbeing Research Centre at The University of Oxford to inform our best practice.

Our services

We invest in the future

We invest in schools, research and resources that complement each other as our aim is for every student to receive a high level of education.
Schools
We build on the distinctive characteristics of our schools and fund the development of new educational provision to give every student high quality and diverse opportunities. We fund the development of strategically designed, contemporary infrastructure to benefit everyone in our school communities.
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Resources
We help schools attract and retain the best teachers by providing high quality management support and learning resources. We use our tertiary links to offer staff high quality continuous professional development. We bolster technology integrations to enhance student learning.
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Research
We focus on innovative research in a range of fields, for example wellbeing and climate action, so that students have a unique experience informed by university level academia. We also fund and facilitate our teachers in undertaking action research in their classrooms.
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The team

Our leadership team

Our team brings together outstanding education leaders with deep expertise in academic disciplines, pedagogy and teaching, and specialist experience of developing and delivering programmes focused on wellbeing, inclusion, and sustainability.
Claudia Bickford-SmithChief Executive Officer
Lawrence CollinsHeadteacher Heathfield Knoll School
Bruce DingHead of Asia / Partner
Alex GrayManaging Partner, Greene’s College, Oxford
Robert PavisHeadteacher, Kingsley School
Xuhui RenGeneral Manager / Partner
Matthew UffindellDirector, Greene’s College, Oxford
Christopher UptonExecutive Chair, Greene’s College, Oxford
Tim WestbrookConsultant
Zhen YaoDirector & Education Consultant

Our partners

Research-led expertise

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Wellbeing Research Centre, Oxford University

We are a founding partner of Oxford University’s Wellbeing Research Centre, which is an interdisciplinary research group at the cutting edge of wellbeing science.

The Centre aims to advance the collective understanding of human wellbeing, to help communities around the world put wellbeing at the heart of their decision-making, and to effectively improve the quality of life for current and future generations.

Its work focuses on four areas of wellbeing: measurement, cause and effect, policy and intervention, and the future of wellbeing. The Centre’s research has appeared in 75,000 academic citations and reached 780 million people globally.

At KSI Education, we apply the Centre’s research and insights to guide our overall approach and inform the content of our wellbeing and inclusivity programmes.

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The Farmington Institute

KSI Education has partnered with The Farmington Institute to produce a series of research papers, written ‘by headteachers, for headteachers’.

The Institute, based at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, works collaboratively with headteachers, with a shared focus on values and standards. It regularly publishes discussion papers and arranges conferences.

The papers will explore innovative approaches and ideas with practical applications for headteachers and their schools, especially in the international education sector.

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