Tom's Travels

Where in the World Is IBSC Executive Director Tom Batty?

Each year Tom travels the globe visiting IBSC member schools on nearly every continent. We learn so much from each other. Please see the list of locations Tom has visited so far this year and check back frequently for updates from our frequent flier.

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July 2023 - June 2024


July 3 – 7, 2023

IBSC Annual Conference
Westlake Boys’ High School
Auckland, New Zealand

A magnificent IBSC gathering steeped in those things that define the relational premise of our craft empowered by warm collegiality, inspiring presenters, and profound Māori wisdom. Sincere thanks to David Ferguson and the Westlake team.

August 30, 2023

St. Paul’s School
London, United Kingdom

Start of a new school year and opportunity to share thoughts on boys’ education with all staff. Lovely morning with Sally-Anne Huang and the wonderful St. Paul’s staff, enriched by presence of Julie Richardson of Verulam School (United Kingdom) and St. Alban’s.

September 4, 2023

Aylesbury Grammar School
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Join with Mark Sturgeon and the outstanding Aylesbury Grammar teachers to present on boys’ education in these times as part of their start of school year preparations.

October 2, 2023

Brentford Football Club Training Ground
Hounslow, London, United Kingdom

Discussions with leaders of the Brentford FC Academy regarding the educational development of their academy members.

October 13, 2023

St. George’s School
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Insightful morning with David Young and Rick Parsons in glorious setting discussing current issues and opportunities in Canadian boys’ schools.

October 15 – 17, 2023

Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Annual Heads and Chairs’ Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Learning issues, individual and shared, of Canadian independent schools with opportunity to engage with Canadian boys’ school heads and chairs on matters in boys’ education.

Tom's Trips