My name is Mrs. Jane Whitby and I am delighted to be the Founding Principal of ELM International School, which comprises both the IPC Program and the Seedlings Montessori Program.

I have been a member of the National College of School Leadership (NCSL) in the UK for over 10 years and have consistently attended courses, alongside other leading Head teachers and Principals, exploring research and strategies and therefore enabling schools to become schools suitable for children of the 21st Century.

I have lived and worked in schools in Alexandria for 3 years but I have had the luxury of working in education for 20 years. I started my teaching career as a Fast Track teacher in the UK; 500 teachers were chosen by the British Government for this program to enable teachers to be trained to be excellent Head teachers in the UK over a 7 year process. I worked as a Fast Track teacher and also worked in a variety of schools on projects based on improving Mathematics and English using a range of resources including IT, materials from the BFI, Concept Mathematics (Problem solving) and the outdoor learning environment. I am passionate about creative learning, good teaching and high attainment for children.

I have been part of a team of Religious Education specialists and created a comprehensive Scheme of Work incorporating the high quality teaching of the Muslim religion, alongside others, and which was used by many schools across parts of the UK. Some of my other roles included operating as a Leading Mathematics and English specialist at different times in my career.

I love children and I have always been fully committed to ensure that the absolute best is provided for children in my care. I am passionate about improving things and making things better for all children and enabling children to be the best they can be as individuals. I fully recognise the importance of a personalised and International Curriculum and thoroughly appreciate the role that good quality assessment can play in the high quality teaching and learning of children.