Our Team

Alison Bosman

Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Alison Bosman has taught sciences, including Biology, Physics and Chemistry, at the Old School since 2015. She received her BSc degree in Zoology and Botany from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 1981 and then continued to study in the field of Zoology at this University until she received her PhD in 1987. She worked as a researcher in various biological fields while, at the same time studying for a Higher Education Diploma, which was awarded from the University of South Africa. Alison has also completed a BA (Hons) degree through correspondence, majoring in English and Psychology.

Alison taught sciences at various private and state high-schools in southern Africa from 2000 until she moved to France in 2015. She is passionate about the natural world and enjoys the opportunity to encourage an interest in the fields of nature and science in young people at the Old School. The small class sizes and personal contact at this School make teaching and learning a very unusual and special experience.

Jane Howarth

English, Maths, French and Art.

I am a qualified teacher with a B.Ed (1st class Hons). Most of my teaching career in England was spent teaching Upper Juniors in a large two form entry Primary school, and preparing students for transition to High school.
Having a specialism in Art and Design and Design Technology, I became subject co-ordinator for these subjects in school, providing INSET courses for other members of staff. Upon the introduction of Modern Foreign Languages in Primary schools, as a French speaker I was chosen to also coordinate this subject and undertook work with the LEA, including a course in Besancon in France with the British Council. Latterly I became Curriculum Development Manager for our school.

After taking early retirement and moving to France, I found myself here at The Old School and have spent six happy years teaching children from 10 to 16. Currently I am teaching English, Maths, French and Art to children from 10 to 14. I really enjoy working with my colleagues to help all our students reach, and hopefully exceed, their potential. I love the caring and supportive nature of our school; it is unique and very special.

Maurice Halder

Key stage 3 History, iGCSE and A level English Language, English Literature.

Maurice Halder studied English and Drama in New Zealand before beginning his teaching career.

His first post saw him teacher in charge of drama at Wellington High School. His career has since included countries around the globe. As Head of Drama at the Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, he also taught English Literature and Theory of Knowledge. As Head of Arts he did this too Prem Tinsulanonda International School in Chiang Mai, in Thailand. A highlight in Thailand was organising an international drama festival for students and teachers from around the world.

In Japan he used drama to develop language skills. Back in the UK Maurice was able to continue his experience with the IB Diploma programme in his role as Co-ordinator of the CAS programme at Sussex Coast College in Hastings. Here he staged a regional Model United Nations conference. As well as a love of literature, Maurice has taken great pleasure in developing whole school productions devised by the students wherever he has had the opportunity.

Maurice teaches Key stage 3 History, iGCSE and A level English Language, English Literature and is part of the GCSE Drama team specialists

The Old School is an independent international Collège and Lycée hors contrat, recognised by the Academie de Bordeaux RNE 0471040A.

The Old School specialises in positive education outcomes for children, young people and families.

The qualified specialist team at The Old School place equal share on maintaining academic achievement and the development of emotional intelligence, personal and social education. This approach underpins the professional strategies to assist children, young people and families when making the transition to France.

The Old School is not just about academic success, although it is a high achieving school. The focus is on the holistic needs of the learner. An underlying philosophy is happiness in education. An open and transparent approach, where staff work for, and on behalf of, children, young people and families. This cooperative and empowering professional relationship enables success and high achievement.

Whilst the teaching is in English, The Old School is committed to social cohesion and is fully embedded within its local French community. This unique opportunity allows meaningful and real cultural experiences, assistance from reliable sources to enable successful relocation, language development and genuine cultural experiences.

True education empowers the individual to effect positive change. Education challenges prejudice, hatred, and enables empathy and positive emotional intelligence to achieve success.

The Old School is an approved Edexcel examination centre, with facilities for external students to take iGCSE, GCSE and A level examinations whilst in France. We are proud of our consistently excellent examination results.

The Old School is an independent international Collège and Lycée hors contrat, recognised by the Academie de Bordeaux RNE 0471040A.

email: info@oldschoolfrance.com

47410 St Colomb de Lauzun
05 53 40 60 54

The Old School : College - Lycée
Etablissement d’enseignement secondaire privé hors contrat RNE 0471040A