• Professional Development in Oxford
    Professional Development in Oxford
    • In cooperation with the IB since 2002.
    • IB approved leaders
    • Online course fee : £650
    • Face to face* course fee : £824
    • *Social programme and all lunches and dinners included
  • IB approved leaders
    IB approved leaders
    All our workshop leaders are trained and approved by the IB. Some of the leaders we use are also employed by St Clare's as regular IB Diploma teachers whereas others are drawn from the IB Educator Network. All leaders are highly experienced IB Diploma practitioners.
  • IB certification
    IB certification
    We provide an official certificate of attendance for all participants who sucessfully complete the course. This not only enhances your own CV but also provides evidence of continuing professional development - a requirement for IB World school five year evaluation.

COVID-19 NEWS: Workshop events will be virtual until December 2021

As a result of the on-going uncertainty  regarding COVID-19 restrictions all our workshop events up to and including December 2021 will be run as virtual events.

The dates and approximate timings will be as for the face to face events. 

  •   Live virtual workshops

    June, October and November 2021.

    These workshops wil be identical in content, dates and timing to the face to face events.

    Features include:

    • our usual highly- experienced, IB approved leaders.
    • fully authorised in cooperation with IB.
    • live, virtual workshops
    • 4 hours per day synchronous activities
    • plus three hours asynchronous actvity per workshop
    • one to one access to workshop leaders
  •   IBDP - specific resources

    St.Clare's Oxford is England's longest established IB World school.

    The IB teacher workshops thus enjoy access to a number of our IB Diploma focused resources including the library, science laboratories and Visual Arts studio.

  •   Small groups

    Our workshops are small and informal. Our preferred group size is 12 with an absolute maximum of 15 participants, and we usually run no more than four subjects at any one time.

    This ensures that participants can easily share ideas within their workshop groups as well as enjoying the small scale, informal social events.

  •   The International College

    Just a short walk away from the IB college, the International College at Bardwell road provides the perfect venue for our teacher workshops.

    The venue is approximately a three minute walk from the Linton Lodge hotel - where the vast majority of our participants stay.

  •    Walking tour of Oxford

    All participants attending a face to face event are offered a guided walking tour of the fascinating historic Oxford City Centre.

    This lasts about two hours and usually takes place in the late afternoon after workshop sessions on the first day.

    Where posssible we incorporate an Oxford-inspired activity, resource or personality into our online events.

  •   Great food

    With the expert college catering team serving our needs - high quality refreshment and meal breaks are integral to our workshop events and are greatly appreciated by all our participants.

    Sadly of course, we have yet to find a way of delivering this experience virtually.

    All refreshments, lunches and evening meals are included in the face to face workshop fee of £850.

  •     Live virtual workshops
  •     IBDP - specific resources
  •     Small groups
  •     The International College
  •         Walking tour of Oxford
  •     Great food

Category 2 History workshop

Workshop overview  Using a variety of virtual tools and methods, this CAT 2 History workshop will cover all aspects of the IB History curriculum. We will start with how to integrate general IB learning principles into Group 3 subjects and in particular History. A deeper understanding of TOK, CAS and the EE are included. There is a focus on cou...
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A bit about Richard Scarr - biology workshop leader

Richard Scarr studied Biology at King's College, London and has a PGCE from Keele University. He has over 30 years of experience in international education and has recently retired from Campion School Athens where he was Deputy Head and teacher of IB Biology. He has considerable experience with the IB as a workshop leader, examiner, moderator and c...
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An overview of the DP Heads of School category 1 workshop

Course description. St Clare's workshop for Head of School provides an interactive experience for educational leaders in terms of gaining understanding of the IB mission and philosophy and considers the ways in which their school community will place learning at the centre of their IB programme. This workshop is aimed at heads, executive heads...
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Workshop leader - John Rolfe

As Head of Arts, John is passionate about music and theatre as well as his own subjects – visual arts and Theory of Knowledge. He has been at St Clare's since 2002 after returning to the UK from two exciting years in East Africa. A graduate of Goldsmith's College (BA Hons), the Institute of Education (PGCE) and Birkbeck College (MA), John's interna...
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A bit about Vicky

A European citizen, Vicky Watson has lived and worked in France, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom. With a background in both literature and linguistics, Vicky has a BA in French and Italian from the University of London; a diploma in TESOL from Trinity College, London; a maîtrise from the Faculté des lettres d'Avignon and a PGCE from Christ Chu...
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