Thu 16 Mar 2023 1 min read

#30 Podcast: How to build a remote education model that works

Kai Vacher

TES: We head to Oman to chat with an international school head about a successful remote teaching and learning offer they developed for another school – 1,000km away – and hear what other schools can learn from it.


In the first episode of a new series of the Tes International podcast, we head to Oman to chat with Kai Vacher, principal of the British School of Muscat, to hear about an initiative to deliver remote education to a sister school, some 1,000km away.

He explains how the initiative came to life before the pandemic and then grew through various lockdowns to help boost provision for students at Key Stages 3 and 4 – and increased pupil numbers at the school, too.

Vacher also discusses the various hurdles and unexpected issues that can occur developing a program like this – and how to overcome them – to help any other school thinking of doing something similar get a sense of what might lie ahead. Plus, he talks about why it’s all worth it.


This podcast was first published by TES in January 2023