Acting Principal, La Côte International School

Alison is the founding Head Teacher at La Côte International School, which opened in 2008 and is currently Acting Principal.

Alison’s teaching career spans 25 years, both in the UK and in Switzerland. Following a number of teaching roles within the UK, Alison moved to Switzerland in 1999 where she has taught at a number of schools and educational institutions during the last 13 years.

Throughout her career, Alison has held Senior Management roles and assumed many responsibilities in the state and private sector, including Special Needs Coordinator, Deputy Head Teacher and Head of School.

Alison has a degree in Psychology from Middlesex University, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Chester College), a Post-Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs from Reading University, a Diploma in Written Language Difficulties from Reading University, a Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership (Leicester University) and has embarked on a Masters degree in Educational  Management and Leadership (Leicester University).

A keen practitioner in classroom research and a teacher of all ages, Alison’s passion for child-centred and personalised education means that she strives to make the best possible opportunities available to every child every day.

Upcoming events

  • PYP Cluster Workshops

    14th and 15th April, 2018 hosted by International School Zurich North (ISZN), Zurich Announcing: Inquiry and the Additional Languages Teacher Approaches to Learning Encouraging Children’s Creative Instincts in the Classroom Dear Colleagues,We are...

  • Contemporary issues in pastoral education and care - A school focused perspective

    Wednesday April 18th 2018This one day conference for international schools in Switzerland will be held at Brillantmont International School, Lausanne. Registration Contact: Julianne Brown, Student Wellbeing & Pastoral Care CoordinatorBrillantmont International...

  • Maths Quest Competition

    The SGIS Math Quest Competition will take place on Friday, April 20 2018. This event is for students under the age of 12 and will be hosted at Zurich International School. Schools are invited to register teams (of four students) to engage in a day...

  • MYP Cluster workshop hosted by the Danube International School, Vienna

    18th and 19th May, 2018 MYP Individuals and Societies, Delivering the Curriculum (category 2) Dear colleagues, We are proposing to organize a cluster workshop for MYP Individuals and Societies, Delivering the Curriculum (category 2) at our school...

  • Physics for Non-Specialists Workshop

    Leysin American School Switzerland,  21st September 2018 10:00 - 22nd September 2018 16:00 An intensive, but fun, two-day physics teaching course for non-specalists. Delivered by experts in supporting physics education worldwide in a low stress, but...

  • ECOLINT Institute of Learning and Teaching

    Dear colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that all the courses offered by the Institute are now open for registration on the website. We draw your attention to the following courses: GEHOT: Gifted Education and High Order Thinking TYCEMC:...