IBSC Virtual Visit to Your School

Tom BattyFeaturing Tom Batty

Invite IBSC Executive Director Tom Batty to speak via Zoom with your faculty and staff, board members, and/or parents to explore boys’ education in a global context. Tom will tailor this online Zoom conversation to the needs of your community as he connects current best practices in boys’ schools to your school. 

If you are interested in bringing Tom to your school, please submit this form.

Format

Using an online Zoom session, IBSC Executive Director Tom Batty speaks personally with your school community—faculty and staff, boards, and/or parents from your school—on the issues and opportunities within boys’ education and boys’ schools. 

Select from these topics:

  • The Case for Boys’ Schools
  • What Good Care Looks Like for Boys
  • Boys and Boarding Programs
  • What Excellence Looks Like for Boys: Strategic Planning in a Boys’ School

This includes a 30-minute Zoom call prior to the presentation to share the specifics of your group’s needs so Tom can tailor the presentation.

Then Tom will spend up to 75 minutes live with your group via Zoom at an agreed upon date and time. This includes a keynote that lasts 30-40 minutes, followed by Q&A moderated by someone at your school.

Registration

Complete this interest form and IBSC will contact you within 72 business hours to explore possibilities and share fees for these tailored events.

Refund Policy: No refunds issued after the contract is signed. An alternative date can be considered if necessary.

IBSC Executive Director Tom Batty

Educated in the United Kingdom and after a flirtation with financial services, Tom Batty headed south to start teaching in New Zealand at Thames High School. He commenced his career in boys’ education at St. Patrick’s College, Wellington (New Zealand) before heading to Australia above the Bondi waves at Waverley College (Australia).

Returning to the UK, Batty taught mathematics and served as a house master at Eton College (United Kingdom) before his appointment as the ninth principal of Scotch College, Melbourne (Australia) in 2008.

While at Eton he was introduced to the work of IBSC through Roxbury Latin School (United States) former Headmaster Tony Jarvis. Batty attended his first IBSC Annual Conference at Lindisfarne College (New Zealand) in 2009, and Scotch College hosted the 2012 IBSC Annual Conference. After the conference Batty joined the IBSC Board of Trustees, serving as chair from 2018-21.

Of his 35 years in education, he has spent 32 in boys’ schools. Across New Zealand, Australia, and the UK, as teacher and most recently principal, and through courses, conferences, trips, tours, and friendships in the United States, South Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America, Batty has observed different cultural and systemic approaches to the common thread of growing good men.

He believes that by connecting boys’ schools and their teachers to all it has to offer, IBSC connects schools, teachers, and boys to each other, advancing the cause of boys’ schools and those they serve.

Batty is interested in the relationship between the micro and the macro, the judgement that rests between awareness and action, the interface between social and economic enterprise and parallels to mathematical pattern in the social world. He is married to Lee and they have two daughters, Poppy and Anna, both of whom, to differing degrees, share his lifelong passion for Brentford Football Club.

Batty started his tenure as IBSC executive director in 2022.