The International School of London (ISL) is excited to welcome Interim Head of School, Dr Sergio Pawel. Dr Pawel has been involved with the development of ISL Qatar since its inception 11 years ago as the Chief Academic Officer of the ISL Group.
Dr Sergio Pawel has over 30 years of experience in the field of education in the UK, South America and the Middle East. Dr S. Pawel holds an MSc in Nuclear Physics, MPhil in Philosophy of Science and PhD in Sc Education. He participated in the development of the Science English National Curriculum, the IB Science in the Middle Years and the IB Diploma Physics Programmes.
Sergio held various roles as an IB coordinator, IB DP Physics examiner, IB workshop leader, IB evaluator visitor, chair of CIS and NEASC accreditation, and Head of school. He has also worked as a consultant for setting up new international schools and lectures courses at Western University for a Master’s programme in school leadership. Sergio has been involved with the development of the ISL London for a long time and has been one of the key players in establishing the ISL Group.
His research interests range from authentic laboratory-based learning practices to the study of cultural diversity as a learning resource, and he is a member of the review board for the Science Education Review journal. Sergio is a regular presenter at conferences on the themes of international academic leadership, Mother Tongue and EAL programmes and school inspections and accreditations.
ISL Qatar has an outstanding reputation for high academic standards, prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes and an impressive record of admission to the best universities worldwide. The student body of 1180 are aged from 3 to 18. ISL Qatar offers 12 mother tongue language programmes integrated in the curriculum. For further information about ISL Qatar, please consult the school’s website www.islqatar.org.