Damian Ward

Superintendent of Verita Group of Schools

After almost 4 years in my role as School Director here in Romania, it is my great pleasure to accept this new role as Superintendent of Verita Schools.

I am honoured to take on this new opportunity which enables me to work closely with both schools and the dynamic staff both here and in Greece. This new role enables me to share good practice and to identify areas in both schools that can benefit from cross school partnerships, training and development. I will be travelling frequently between both countries to ensure that all children receive the very best education that they can, at all times, from our gifted educators.  I will also be able to reflect upon, compare and contrast the similarities and differences of approach taken in both schools. 

You will still see me in school next year. I will be in the hallways, or classrooms to validate the great work that the whole community of staff, led by Ms Chantal and Mr Chow, will be completing. I will continue to support teachers, staff and leadership in both schools on a regular basis so that the Mission and Vision of Verita continues to thrive both in Greece and Romania. My heart will always lie here with the wonderful community of Bucharest.  

Ghilimele sus mobile

Synergies between Verita School Romania and Greece

Where possible it will also allow us to streamline aspects including cross-school working for students in IPC projects for example. For staff, we can enable staff to receive more professional development courses and we can share best practice between and beyond the two schools through the network we have built up here in Romania and beyond to the UK and Canada for example. 

Through this role change we can also centralise recruitment for both schools, attracting new teaching candidates for hiring to either school with the chance to work in both schools over a longer period of time. I will also be looking at ways to improve the use of resources to ensure budgets are optimised and new ways to save money can be explored. I will also work with both schools to investigate more ways to increase the capital expenditure to invest in improving our students’ well-being.

One of my future aims will be to develop student exchange programs between Romania and Greece as we need our secondary students from Romania and Greece to explore what each country has to offer and to promote global citizenship as a real and actual event in the students’ educational journey here at Verita.  

I will also be supporting the coordination COBIS/ CIS/ IB accreditation progress and development on a group level for both schools as I want to be an integral part of the development of the group of schools as Verita continues to spread its wings.