Headteacher’s welcome

Ms Patricia Babin 
BA(Hons), MA, PGCE, LftM, NPQH

It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Headteacher of the Bridge International School in Douala Cameroon. I feel very privileged to have been appointed by the governors. Everyone has made me feel very welcome and I have enjoyed my first few weeks at the school.
I am bilingual in both French and English and I have completed all my higher education and most of my teaching career in the UK.
I have then worked in various parts of the world and in a great variety of settings as a Headteacher and Head of School.
I formally completed my National Professional Qualification for Headteachers in the UK last summer.
It is my privilege to welcome you to our school and the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year.
As school opens this year we celebrate an increase in student numbers and a soon to come visit from the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) scheduled for January 2019. This is an accreditation visit for the COBIS Compliance and my role is to make sure the Bridge meets their high standards and expectations.
The TBIS is also proud to announce that its examination results for this academic were the first in the history of the school as it is now 5 years old.
At iGCSE our Results were 72% A* to C Grades.
I am looking forward to working with the whole community in Douala. Please do come up and introduce yourselves outside the school gate.– I will attempt to be at the gate on a regular basis.
The Bridge has a committed staff and wonderful children.
I am inspired by the school Motto “We care, we share and we learn together”.
I will be listening to the views of the pupils and parents as we move towards our goal. I believe that TBIS has many great strengths and the relationship between parents, staff and pupils is crucial to the success of the school. By working together we can ensure that children enjoy their time at The Bridge, make good progress and leave us with the necessary skills and attitudes to be successful academically. I have high expectations of the children and will continue to expect excellent behaviour, a positive attitude to learning and to arrive at school on time, ready to learn, wearing the correct school uniform.