Hastings in the media

During the pandemic, technology ceased to be optional and became an indispensable element in the learning process. Mikel Boyra, head of ICT & Tech Coach at Hastings School, participates in a virtual debate organized by Computer World about the digital transformation in classes over the last year.
The mission of the International Baccalaureate is to develop inquisitive minds, young people who are aware of the world around them and want to make it a better and more peaceful place to live. This article describes in more detail how we are setting up our offer as an IBDB candidate school as from September 2022.
At Hastings School we are convinced that the best thing to encourage the innate curiosity of our little ones is to offer them flexible learning spaces, in which they can choose where and how to learn. Don’t miss this article from the ABC newspaper written by Helen Ormerod, Assistant Principal and Head of Primary.
Are outdoor classes the future of education? Our Early Years pupils can choose the space where they feel more comfortable to work and learn, whether this be inside or outside.
Are you aware of the benefits of learning outdoors? Hastings School shares with the Economist the five benefits of encouraging outdoor education within the school centres, even in a context marked by Covid-19.
What role is technology playing in these times of pandemic? In this interview, Mikel Boyra (Head of ICT & Tech Coach de Hastings School) underlines the technological tools that were key during the Covid 19 related school closures, as well as the huge efforts made by teachers and pupils to adapt to the new situation.
Training in 21st century skills is one of the hallmarks of Hastings School. The key strategy is for the students to be equipped with the skills and attributes they will need in a future characterized by automation. Don’t miss this interview with Neil Tetley, the Principal at Hastings School, in El Economista.
On many occasions, traditional teaching implies that the students are passive receivers of knowledge. Discover in this interview how the Hastings School model flees from memorization and encourages 21st century skills in the pupils.
Since the beginning of the school year, the principal objective of Hastings School has been the safety of pupils in the face of Covid 19. Further to masks and social distancing, one of the measures taken has been the installation of air purifiers in all the classrooms.
Air purifiers in the classroom. Education centres, like Hastings School, reinvent themselves to guarantee the safety of their pupils in the face of Covid-19.
Hastings School shares with the ABC newspaper the most important factors to bear in mind when choosing the learning centre which best adapts to your children’s needs.
Do you know what you should consider when choosing your child’s school? From the languages taught to an education in values, Fidelma Murphy, Education Director at Cognita Spain, shares the most relevant factors in making the correct decision.
What advantages does the International Baccalaureate hold for the future of our pupils? Neil Tetley, the Director at Hastings School, shows us the keys to an education system based on the IB, one of the most widely recognised worldwide.
Why is it important to encourage 21st century skills in the classroom? In this interview Neil Tetley highlights the importance of developing attributes such as confidence, creativity and resilience in order to motivate the personal and professional success of young people.
Air purifiers in the classrooms are an efficient solution for the safety of students in schools. At Hastings School, as in all the schools in the Cognita Group in Spain, we have decided to use these devices to maximize the security and well-being of our pupils.
When should your child start school? Is it important to begin schooling at a young age? In this article, Hastings talks about the importance of starting school before the age of three years old.
At Hastings School we know how to provide on-line and remote learning. Would you like to know more?
The 1 to 1 programme carried out by Hastings School is one of the key elements to providing quality on-line and remote learning.
A laptop, approved applications, secure training and a robust AI filter and blocking software which monitors use of the devices are some of the keys to successful on-line and remote learning. Would you like to know more?
The British International School “Hastings School” has been nominated to take part in the Incubator phase of the Microsoft Showcase School programme by El Economista Newspaper.
Writing Christmas cards, baking home-made cakes or even comparing our school days with those of our grandparents - these are some of the activities that pupils can carry out during Christmas and continue to learn in an inspiring and very original way.
La Voz Digital shows us how to help pupils maintain a rhythm of study during the holidays. The recommendations from Hastings Schools are the key to continuing a good learning routine.
The pandemic has changed the ways in which we acquire knowledge in a safe environment, and even created new methods of learning, but should we set homework at Christmas? Hastings proposes some very original activities to inspire and motivate our pupils.
One pupil, one device. The key to promoting the digital transformation in learning. This initiative by Hastings School maximizes the opportunities offered by integrating technology both inside and outside the classroom.
Following on from the project of digital transformation within its schools, Cognita has launched a new programme to provide its pupils with their own individual digital device for use at school and at home.
The new educational reality – will on-site classes co-exist alongside the technological environment? Here is an interview with Neil Tetley, Principal at Hastings School.
“There is no doubt that on-line learning is playing a fundamental role in education and its success is unquestionable. “ The vision of Neil Tetley, Principal at Hastings School, on the new educational reality.
Distance learning has picked up momentum in the last months and the future of education is tending towards this new educational model which coordinates and combines on-line and on-site learning. How are we managing this at Hastings School?
Students at the eight schools that the international educational group Cognita has in Spain have joined over 55,000 children and young people around the world to draw attention to the vital role of mental and physical wellbeing in education.
"It is our commitment to care for the well-being of our educative community". Magisterio interviews Fidelma Murphy, the Education Director of Cognita Spain, to find out what the "Global Be Well Day" consist of, and the benefits of this type of initiative for the students and their families.
“The return to classes this year is marked by the security measures implemented to cope with the coronavirus” says Neil Tetley, the Principal of Hastings School, in an article for “Ser Padres”.
Periódico Escuela shares first reactions from the most longed for “back to school”. The Principal of Hastings School insists that normality is needed in schools, whilst strictly following security measures. “The pupils haven’t been to school for almost seven months and that is not positive for them, we owe them the chance to return”.
The return to classes this year is marked by the security measures implemented to cope with the coronavirus. “We want the return to be safe, but also as normal as possible” says Neil Tetley, the Principal of Hastings School, in an article for “Ser Padres”.
How can we respond to the basic psychological needs of pupils with online classes? ABC talks to Marta Pérez, Deputy Head of Secondary and Head of Character Development, about the fundamental role played by physical education in the creation of healthy habits.
The education professionals are very clear on one thing: the return to school in class after the pandemic must prioritize a prior and continuous emotional support. Marta Pérez, Deputy Head of Secondary and Head of Character Development, shares her vision of the teachers’ role in September.
In the current context of uncertainty created by COVID, the pupils’ well-being is an absolute priority for education centres. Hastings School shares how to reinforce the physical and emotional health of pupils during this lockdown.
The teachers at Hastings School work to ensure that the children and young adults cover their basic psychological needs (autonomy, competition and relationships) despite the long period of lockdown.
Abi Lindsay Clark interviews the Principal of the prestigious Hastings School in Madrid, Neil Tetley. Neil tells us all about the school, their new campus for 14 to 18-year olds, and how they have been managing the corona virus situation from an educational point of view.
The international education group Cognita organises its own online Olympic Games to encourage sport during the lock-down: Cognita Home Games
Is there a time limit for screens when we use them for educational purposes? The Leadership Team at Hastings School answers all your questions about the time spent in front of a screen when education is virtual, to ensure a safe and responsible use.
To make the most of this unusual situation created by COVID-19, Neil Tetley, Principal of Hastings School, gives us ten “Dos and Don’ts” to help pupils stay positive during the lockdown.
New technologies can't substitute either the teacher or the classrooms, but they can be a very interesting tool to drive forward the education model in new directions. Neil Tetley presents future changes in education after the lockdown.
Emma Duffy, Deputy Head of Early Years, offers some key tips to put into practise at home so that children recover the desire to study and face the last months of the school year bursting with energy.
In the new world created by COVID 19, it is even more important to create study habits adapted to the situation. Hastings School shares with “Ser Padres” some very simple pieces of advice so that this period of time is not confused with extended holidays.

After Covid-19 – a new way of understanding education. Hastings offers advice for your children so that, during the lockdown, they don’t forget how to study, and they learn to manage remote education, therefore avoiding a difficult “Back to School”.

The Mayor of Madrid thanks Hastings School, and many of the city’s other institutions and businesses, for its donation towards the fight against the corona virus crisis.

The coronavirus outbreak has forced schools across the country to close. With Spain in lockdown, remote education replaces the traditional classroom

Six schools in Spain from the education group Cognita have been selected as being amongst The Best Schools in Spain by the prestigious newspaper El Mundo.

Hastings School is chosen for yet another year as one of the best international schools in Spain, according to the El Mundo 2020 ranking.

How can we motivate parents so they feel part of their children’s education? Interview with Neil Tetley containing the keys to a productive relationship with the school.

Climate change has arrived in the classrooms. At Hastings the pupils have taken part in initiatives such as Fridays for the Future or the United Nations conference COP25.

Interview about the inauguration of our new pre-university centre. “We help young people to develop the independence and confidence they will need when they leave school."

Homework or not in the Christmas holidays?  Hastings School proposes a list of the most original and productive exercises for our children to do at Christmas.

Podcast from “La Brújula de Madrid” with David del Cura, containing all the current news from Madrid. Interview with Germá Rigau, Managing Director of Cognita Spain, about the pre-university experience in English, Hastings Nexus.

The education group Cognita inaugurates in Madrid the Hastings Nexus, a pre-university experience with classes 100% in English for pupils from 16 to 18 years old.

Hastings School, a British and International School located in the centre of Madrid, officially opened the Hastings Nexus, a new campus for British education which introduces students to their first pre-university experience.

Hastings School, one of the pioneering British education centres in Madrid, has inaugurated Hastings Nexus, an innovative pre-university campus.

Are our youth ready for the future? Neil Tetley, Principal, explains how we are teaching a range of 21st-century skills from creativity and adaptability to problem-solving.

Why is the link between pupil and teacher such a determining factor in a child’s development?

To highlight the role of teachers in the life and learning of pupils, Hasting School gives us the key to their importance.

To highlight the role of teachers in the life and learning of pupils, Hasting School gives us the key to their importance.

On Students’ Day, Hastings School, one of the pioneering British education centres in Madrid, looks at the importance of generating a link between teachers and pupils in the classroom.

The link between teacher and student is fundamental for pupils to feel motivated and to improve their academic performance. “Educación 3.0” shows us how to achieve a strong and productive relationship.

The relationship between teachers and pupils is vital for student development.

Interview with Fidelma Murphy, Director of Education at Cognita Spain, during the inauguration of Hastings Nexus. “We apply cross-learning, observing the natural connections between the subjects”

Hastings School has designed a summer programme for children from 2 to 12 years old to make the most of their holidays while improving their English.