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“If introducing the DP wasn’t my greatest achievement, it was certainly the scariest thing I ever did”

John Claughton, former Chief Master of King Edward’s School, Birmingham, UK, radically abolished A-Levels to introduce the IB Diploma Programme (DP) – he explains why it was a risk worth taking, and how it was part of a wider plan to transform the school.

Not many people get the chance to go back to their high school 30 years later as the Head Teacher. John Claughton returned to King Edward’s School, in Birmingham, UK, to become Chief Master, and made it his mission to give other children the opportunities he had when he was a student.

During his 11 years at the helm, Claughton made fundamental changes to the school. He was instrumental in increasing access to an independent education for hundreds of students, and bravely scrapped A-levels in favour of the IB Diploma Programme (DP).

To read the full article please follow this link: http://blogs.ibo.org/blog/2017/06/01/if-introducing-the-dp-wasnt-my-greatest-achievement-it-was-certainly-the-scariest-thing-i-ever-did/