Brookes CIL International School core values are creativity, innovation, leadership, character and connectivity. It was stated in an interview to Forbes magazine by Kevin Skeoch, Founding Director of Brookes CIL and educational leader with more than 30 years of experience.
It’s worth mentioning that Brookes CIL International School is opening in September 2022 in Kyiv as a joint project of Brookes Education Group (BEG) and CIL International.
“Our core values really make us different - Brookes CIL stands for creativity, innovation, leadership, character and connectivity. Creativity is openness to ideas, freedom of speech, freedom to do things that you want - that cannot be taken away from anyone. Creativity is not in the teacher's closed cupboard, it’s do what you want and let’s see how it goes. Leadership is not about being president of the student council, or being popular or making decisions for other people - it’s something wider and greater. Leadership is the ability of helping others to move the world forward. And this is one of the highest aspirations in our school” said Kevin Skeoch.
According to him, ingenuity or innovation are important because school is a design center sparking something unusual and interesting that will be a different way of seeing things in any subject, design or thought process.
“Character development fits creativity and leadership, it is our identity. Brookes CIL will be a great Ukrainian character-building institution, some great minds are going to come out of there and some great things are going to be done. We are not looking at national borders - we are looking beyond. We have Brookes network advantage - automatically all children of the school are part of the BEG family connected to 5 parts of the world. They are going to be collaborating, sharing ideas, competing and doing things together, seeing and experiencing, taking a class in another part of the world. International education is not better than state education - it’s the peers and deep relationships in international education that really set you apart” summarized Kevin Skeoch.