Leadership: Put away the ego if you want every child to thrive

The following essay, by Rob Ford, was commissioned by the TES and appeared in their February 22nd 2019 edition.  It can be viewed online via the following link: https://www.tes.com/magazine/article/get-over-your-ego-if-you-want-all-pupils-thrive I was in demand. My headteacher had asked me to lead on the development of the IB Diploma at our forward-thinking state school, one of the … Continue reading Leadership: Put away the ego if you want every child to thrive

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Why global citizenship is more important than ever – and how to teach it (sponsored article)

tes article sponsored by British Council As the UK moves closer to leaving the EU in 2019, the necessity for schools to anchor their outlook in global citizenship becomes more apparent for meaningful education of our young people. Global citizenship isn’t something that needs to be artificially created and imposed on schools. We already celebrate … Continue reading Why global citizenship is more important than ever – and how to teach it (sponsored article)

“We the People…” how much of a direct result is Trump from the first C17th colonies of Jamestown and Plymouth Rock?

Future Massachusetts Colony governor John Winthrop stated the purpose of the New World quite clearly: “We shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us.” “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the … Continue reading “We the People…” how much of a direct result is Trump from the first C17th colonies of Jamestown and Plymouth Rock?

Nov 2017 ENIRDELM newsletter

Rob Ford UK headteacher Rob gave an inspiring presentation in a symposium with his British Council colleague Vicki at the Krakow ENIRDELM conference. Although he is remarkably busy running a large secondary school and making presentations for the British Council, he makes time to write a blog: http://www.wyedean.gloucs.sch.uk/News/Principal-s-Blog/ His latest entry starts with these memorable … Continue reading Nov 2017 ENIRDELM newsletter

Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilful Sailor

satchel Bio: Rob was appointed Principal in April 2015 having been a senior leader in various state and independent schools in England and in Wales. Rob has a background in international education, leadership and the International Baccalaureate working with schools and school boards on these areas across the world for over 20 years. Rob is also … Continue reading Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilful Sailor

Global Learning in the 21st Century

satchel: This week sees our second guest blog from Rob Ford, Principal of Wyedean School. Rob has been a senior leader in various state and independent schools and has a background in international education, leadership and the International Baccalaureate. He's been working with schools and school boards on these areas all around the world for over … Continue reading Global Learning in the 21st Century