Crossroads: ISL Transitions Programme

Tuesday 24th Nov (2pm GMT)

Click on the image above for the webinar replay for:  Crossroads: the International School of London Transitions Programme

What is transition care in a school setting? Why is it important? Is it something that happens only in and out of a new school?

Does it involve students or also parents and staff? Why is it so important for emotional stability and learning performance?

Learn how ISL London is working with Transition to promote the wellbeing and academic standards of its community.

Case study from the award winning, International School of London. How the school attracts children from around the world to flourish in a welcoming environment. Understand the importance of supporting native languages and bilingual and multilingual children and their parents. Find out how a school lives and breathes transition-care across all ages and stages of education for students, staff and the parent community.

Who can benefit from this? Parents in transition, relocation specialists, school counsellors, teachers and administrators in international school settings.


Claudine Hakim, Head of Advancement, Transitions and Student Support 

Susan Stewart, Head of Multilingualism

Juliette Bolon, Admissions Officer and Parent Liaison

Evangelos Raptis, Family Therapist and parent


Juliette Bolon

Juliette Bolon is Admissions Officer and Parent Liaison at the International School of London and is a core member of the ISL Crossroads Transition Team. She was born in Japan and spent her childhood moving around different parts of South East Asia - Juliette still misses the food and the warm weather to this day. The world of international education is in her blood and she firmly believes in the value and benefits of the Third Culture Kid's experience.


Claudine Hakim is Head of Advancement, Transitions and Student Support at the International School of London (ISL). She was one of the founding Head Teachers at ISL Surrey and is the leader of the award winning ISL Crossroads Transitions programme. Having lived in three continents, Claudine is passionate about fostering well-balanced and inclusive international communities. Claudine is a member of the ECIS Admissions Special Interest Committee and is a Board member of Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN) as Director of Partnerships. Claudine holds a Masters degree from the University College of London, Institute of Education in Educational Leadership and Management and a BA in Psychology and Counselling from Richmond International University. 

Evangelos Raptis

Evangelos Raptis is a mental health professional with more than 25 years of experience. He work with organisations, teams, and individuals to empower and support change. Family therapy and parenting are key to his practice, particularly when it comes to transition and key life events.

He is part of ISL’s Crossroads team facilitating awareness and support for parents and staff through all stages of their transition journey.

Susan Stewart ISL

Susan Stewart is Head of Multilingualism at the International School of London, where she leads a department of Home Language, Language Acquisition and English as an Additional Language teachers. Susan has lived and worked in Thailand, the UAE, South Africa, Belgium, Oman and Sweden, and has raised two bilingual global-nomad children. Susan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and French and is currently completing an MA Linguistics at Birkbeck UCL.


Meet the speakers

Find out more about all of the speakers and panelists who participated in the autumn 2020 Great International Education & Schools Fair.

Find the perfect school from the comfort of your home

Now is the ideal time to discover the right school for your child. As schools hosted Open Days and Virtual Events throughout the autumn, we used the opportunity throughout November to showcase the schools around the world that welcome relocating families and international students, not only at the beginning of a new academic year, but also at any time, with rolling admissions to meet the needs of families on the move.

The next Great International Education & Schools' Fair is coming in spring 2021

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