The Grantham Preparatory International School is operated by A for E Ltd, which is part of the International Education Systems (IES) organisation. The aim is to provide ‘A Better Education’, through its balanced private education provision, in the East Midlands area.
The directors of the company are highly qualified and experienced educators with an unmatched collective expertise in Education at a national and international level:
Andrew McEwen M.A.
Completed initial Teacher Training at the University of Wales and studied for his Post-graduate Diploma in Education Management at the University of Leicester. Holds an M.A. in Organisation, Planning and Management in Education from the University of Reading.
Has 25 years experience in Education management – including 6 years as a Deputy Head and 16 years as a Head in a number of world class schools in the U.K., U.S.A. and Central and South America-many of which are leading International Baccalaureate institutions.
Additionally, Andrew has been a Consultant to a number of International School Projects in Europe, the U.S. and South America as well as advising a number of education ministries on school based topics.
This wide experience in private, independent education has focused on the development of world standard curricula and a variety of value-added services designed to enhance all-round pupil performance.
Jorge Segovia M.Ed, D.Ed
Jorge was born in Madrid, Spain, into a family of teachers, who nurtured in him the vocation of an Educator. He has been involved in the field of education since 1980, becoming a leading player in the development of an international network of schools in Europe, whose principal aim is that of achieving excellence in education provision, with the intention of maximising the pupils’ quality of life.
His vision of a global education, free of discrimination and underpinned by the ideal of, ‘an education in and for freedom’, led to the prestigious award of Doctor in Education, Honoris Causa, being bestowed by the University of Newport, U.S.A in 1999.
Jorge holds a Masters degree in Education from Florida Atlantic University U.S.A. and a Masters degree in the History of Art from the Universidad Internacional SEK de Chile. He is one of the founders of International Education Systems IES, whose principal objective is the development of a new education paradigm for the 21st century, based on developing educational strategies with the pillars of student self-confidence and happiness clearly set as the fundamental foundations for a more extensive and, demonstrably, superior education.
International recognition combined with his commitment to Education has led to numerous awards together with invitations to contribute to international forums and conferences in more than 15 nations.
Master Degree in Open and Distance of Teaching and Learning awarded by the National University of Distance Education of Spain, (UNED) and Master Studies in Management and Administration of Human Resources by the Catalonia Open University.
He has worked, from 1984, as a teacher of Biology and Mathematics and carried out several positions of the educational administration as school’s Headmaster and in universities as General Director and Rector.
He has lived in Spain, Ireland, Costa Rica, Chile and United States of America, learning in a very practical way the cultural similarity and diversity expressed by various nationalities, cultures and their education systems. These experiences have led him to believe in and promote international education as a vehicle both for mutual understanding and for the development of contacts between different peoples around the World.
He has established a wide variety of collaborative educational links with international institutions as the International Baccalaureate Organization and the International Schools Association, having been a member of the ISA Board since 1999 and became Vice-Chairman in 2006.