Meet Alan Archer, Year four Primary teacher at Garden International School and learn more about our child-centered education, how we attract the best teachers and what “We are GIS” means.
“My name is Alan Archer and I am a primary school teacher, a year four teacher and I’m also the subject leader for English writing across primary school”.
What do you like about working at GIS?
I love working at Garden School, I love working with the staff they seem incredibly knowledgeable and inspiring staff at the school. I am learning new things all the time. The students are interesting they are inspiring they are creative they have lots of fantastic ideas and I’ve been genuinely astounded over the years of some of the things I’ve seen. The philosophy of the school is definitely an approach, a child centered approach, they focus on lifelong learning for both students and for staff.
Have you showcased great learning?
English of course is my passion, writing. One thing I’ve had the opportunity to do which is fantastic is the GIS anthology. It’s the first year we’ve managed to do one solely for primary school and it involves both writing and art work and the writing the children did is brilliant it exceeded all expectations as did the artwork and to have the chance to put that all together and to be able to celebrate that with the students was a great opportunity.
What three words would you use to describe Garden International School?
I would use; child-centered that’s counting as one than and learning and fun, and if I had to pick a fourth one I’d put in innovative as well because that’s something that I have certainly seen at school.
What does “We are GIS” mean to you?
We are GIS to me is; means community and learning, learning for staff, learning for students everyone here is growing and developing and becoming better
that’s counting as one than and learning and fun, and if I had to pick a fourth one I’d put in innovative as well because that’s something that I have certainly seen at school.