Makers of Leaders
- Develop real change-makers of tomorrow who can take risks, dare to ask right questions, and come up with solutions for collective good.
- Innovative K-12 Education
**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
“It's important for the teacher to talk less and let the students work more.”
Allan AndersEn — Director
The two essential questions that every human being can ask are: “Why am I here?” and “What can I do to pursue the aspiration that lies in the answer to the question?”
Asking these questions and answering them, is, of course, a personal matter. If a school wants to be relevant for children and young people of today, it must create an environment that stimulates the learners to find and pursue their passion. It must support them in developing the personal competencies that are needed.
Chaman Bhartiya is a school that focuses on nurturing the passion in every learner so that they can become a leader in their area of passion. We create a positive environment for the development of the personal and social qualities as well as skills and competencies that are crucial to be a person, a citizen and an employable person in the world of today.
We live in a rapidly changing and uncertain world. Many children and young people don’t thrive today and schools do not support them. They are not equipped with the personal and social qualities, and the competencies that are needed to be happy. More than ever, it is crucial that a school helps the learners to live and thrive and have a positive impact.
The school can only do so with a holistic approach to education. Chaman Bhartiya focuses on leadership as a concept for developing generations that can thrive in the contemporary world and that have the ambition to take on a leading role in changing the world for the better.
We believe that the school should be relevant for the learner here and now. Life does not start when school is over. We want to substitute the content and test focused school, with a school for life. We want to create a school that is relevant for the learner here and now and prepares them for the challenges of the future.
Originally from Denmark, Allan has over four decades of experience as an educator; and over three decades of experience in senior administrative positions in Denmark. He is armed with an M.A. in the Danish language, literature and history as well as a Master’s in Public Administration.
He has taught the Danish language
and literature as well as communication and IT.
Allan is a visionary leader in the field of education and believes that preparing students to succeed in a rapidly changing 21st-century environment begins in schools. He is the Founder and Principal of the globally recognised Oerestad High School in Copenhagen, Denmark. The school was the first globally to go 100% digital and has been visited by eminent personalities like Prince Harry. The school is renowned for its innovative learning environment with open spaces instead of traditional classrooms, its strong emphasis on media skills, fully digitalised teaching material and innovative teaching practices.
According to him, non-traditional teaching environments form the backbone of the teaching-learning process. The digital environment also encourages a more personalised style of teaching. He has been an active participant in public debate in Denmark on topics related to education and challenges faced by youth. He has also presented at international seminars and conferences on 21st-century learning spaces and learning, technology in teaching and the “why of education” in the 21st century. He is one of the founders of the Global Schools Alliance, which is a select gathering of innovative schools. Allan is also a member of the Academy of the Finnish organization HundrEd, which collects, shares and rewards innovative school projects from all over the world.
Allan is the Director of Chaman Bhartiya School. The school prepares students for living and leading in India in the 21st century. To realise this vision Allan is one of the key contributors to the development of the unique ‘We Lead’ curriculum which incorporates leadership across the entire breadth of the educational journey. The school also incorporates best practices in open learning spaces, innovative teaching practices, as well as incorporating technology to personalise learning.
“What’s important is for the teacher to talk less and let the students work more. The teacher has to organise processes that encourage that to happen. The architecture of the school forces the teacher to do just that.” says Allan.
Head of Pedagogy and Teacher Professional Development
Sandhya has been journeying the teacher education space for over three decades. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Social Work, and true to her belief in lifelong learning, she has pursued several courses to strengthen her understanding of education and life.
She holds two International Baccalaureate Certificates in IB Philosophy and Planning, Teaching and Assessment. She is a Certified Programme Leader for the Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning and Educational Leadership (Cambridge, U.K). She has designed, implemented and taught international teacher education programs for several years. She holds a Globally Standardized Certificate in Master Training and Facilitation from Bodhih Training Solutions, Delhi. She is certified by the Centre of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research as a trainer for Assessments, Differentiated Instruction and CBSE’s Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). She holds the Master Trainer Certificate for the Intel Teach to the Future Programme and the Coordinators’ Training Certificate from the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, MIT, Boston, U.S.A.
She started her career as a teacher of Social Sciences and English, at primary and high school, and for the past fifteen years, she has been actively involved in Teacher Education (International Courses), designing and facilitating modules in creative classroom practices, on a national and international level.
Trained in the Whole School Quality Circle Time Model (U.K.), she headed an experimental, research-based project that looked at transforming the transactional and didactic culture of interaction in Indian schools.
Head of Administration & IT
Ranjini Sridhar, Head of Administration & IT at Chaman Bhartiya School, has a vast experience of over 35 years in both the spheres of IT & Education. She has extensive experience in both multinationals & international schools. During her stint in corporates, she has worked in premier organisations such as Accenture & Wipro. She has worked in Datum Technology as a Senior Manager and led a team of 25 engineers to develop a tool to automate school administration. At Accenture, she has not only received awards for her performance, but also for exceeding client expectations.
Ranjini holds 3 International Baccalaureate Certificates in the fields of IT and Pedagogy. She has worked in several international schools wherein she has held senior positions such as Head of Administration, IT, Quality & Planning. She is an Apple Certified Teacher and has undergone extensive training in software languages such as C++ & Swift. Ranjini has also written several books on computer science for grades 1 to 7; and on C++ for grades 8 to 10. Ranjini has also taught mathematics, physics & computer science for grades 8 to 10.
At Chaman Bhartiya School, Ranjini was instrumental in setting up the technology infrastructure in line with the school’s vision. At Chaman, Technology is a tool which aids learning. Our tie-up with an Apple Education Service Provider was a key step toward the implementation of this approach. Ranjini has successfully coordinated to set up the Apple infrastructure as well as organised workshops for facilitators to implement technology in the classroom and for online learning. Consequently, when COVID struck, our facilitators were completely equipped to facilitate online learning and we were able to quickly adapt from offline to online learning. Ranjini has also successfully implemented programs such as LEGO®, Robotics & Space Education. She was part of the team that developed the online curriculum for the above-mentioned programs. She was also part of the internal team that enabled the launch of the Balloon Satellite in Space.
Ranjini feels that if the complete potential of Technology is understood and applied – it can be a great tool to enable academic delivery in educational institutions. She feels real-life learning experiences enable children to not only engage in the process of learning but also gain an in-depth subject understanding.