In the Spotlight

Meet the Headmaster

29 Aug 2019
Meet our Headmaster Mr Jason Neil. He is an experienced school director who is expecting to be a part of an overall positive change in education in the city of Plovdiv.  

British School of Sofia is opening a new Campus in Plovdiv. Would you please describe in a few words the curriculum?

BSS Campus Plovdiv will use the British Curriculum. Students up to age five will use the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), which focuses on personal, social, and emotional development. Cambridge Primary and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) take a holistic approach to education, with the IPC setting goals for each child and Cambridge giving your child the foundation he/she needs in the core subjects. 

What are the main advantages of the British Curriculum?

The British Curriculum is highly structured, ensuring progression from one year to the next. Regular checkpoints allow you to know how well your child is doing, not only in Bulgaria, but also on a global scale. British education also has global recognition, with the world’s top universities recognizing it as a world leader in education. Students who study the British Curriculum will be ready to transfer their skills to both university and later to the workforce. 

Why would a parent choose the British School of Sofia – Campus Plovdiv and the British Curriculum?

The longer I am away from my home country of Canada, the more I realize the importance of the interconnectedness of the globalized world. The 21st century requires people who can excel in the areas of teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving, which is exactly what BSS Campus Plovdiv will succeed in. Our students will gain the skills they need because they are engaged, motivated, and inspired. 

Why did you choose to teach in Bulgaria and what are your expectations?

I visited Bulgaria in March of this year and fell in love with the country, the people, and the food. I heard about BSS Campus Plovdiv at that time and was immediately interested in taking on the challenge of opening a new British school. I fully expect to lead a school that will undergo tremendous growth in the first few years, and to be a part of an overall positive change in education in the city of Plovdiv.  

About:

Jason Neil is an experienced school director who has been through multiple accreditation processes, including the International Baccalaureate, the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and Cambridge International Examinations. He is a COBIS trained head of school, and have worked with multiple curriculums. He is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Jason Neil has previously worked in Canada, the Kyrgyz Republic, and China. 

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