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Children are at the heart of our community and we are proud to work alongside them and help them be the best they can be.

Cindy Blanes

- Cindy Blanes, Early Childhood & Lower School Principal

Cindy Blanes, Early Childhood & Lower School Principal

Cindy joined the ACS team as Lower School Principal in 2009 having previously worked at Greengates, Mexico City, as the PYP Coordinator and Deputy Head of the Infant and Junior School. She was pivotal in taking her school through its IBPYP accreditation. Cindy has worked in both the British and international systems, and has over 20 years' experience in education. Cindy has a great love for all things historical and studied classical and medieval history with archaeology for her first degree with Surrey University. She then went on to complete her postgraduate studies in education at Surrey before starting work as a classroom teacher in London. Cindy studied for her Masters in Education in Mexico whilst also lecturing and working to support undergraduate teachers at the same university.

Our school is a true community where everyone works together to fully support all of our children throughout their time at school. The children are at the heart of our school and we believe their voices are an essential part of their learning. Our inquiry-based approach allows each child to ask their own questions and develop their own areas of exploration within the teaching framework. In this way, we encourage each child to be the very best they can be as they acquire knowledge, new skills and explore the world around them.

Our highly experienced teaching team work together to plan the children’s learning experience across the curriculum; in their play and in their engagement with each other. All are encouraged to respect and enjoy the diversity of cultures, beliefs and ideas that exist in our school community and the world around us. It gives us great pride to see our students building on the skills and knowledge they learn with us as they go forward into ACS Middle and other schools.

The final part of our community is the parents, who are an essential part of our school. We encourage them to work alongside us and support the children throughout the school year, knowing that caring and supporting the children in this truly holistic way leads to their blossoming as confident independent thinkers. We never tire of making learning fascinating, inspirational and fun.

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