Rob Ford Bio

Robert Charles Ford BA (Hons) MEdrob_ford

I was Principal of Wyedean School from 2015 – 2019.

I am a committed , experienced and successful global school leader and educator. I believe in the transformative power of learning for our young people. During my time as Principal, Wyedean School was a high performing IB candidate World School delivering World Class education through C21st learning opportunities. I had the privilege to lead a team of incredible colleagues working tirelessly to ensure the very best inclusive education and compelling learning was the daily experience of our students.

I am committed as an educator to the principles of international education, the IB as well as the power of digital learning, sustainability & creativity in developing the learner holistically. I am heavily involved in International Education as a long serving British Council ambassador, IB educator & school leader, contributing a number of articles about leadership, curriculum and global learning. I have been a speaker/contributor at a number of major conferences over the years including with the Microsoft-British Council’s ASEAN “Deep Learning” policy seminar series in SE Asia focussing on the impact of global learning in the curriculum and classroom as well as a number of projects with the British Council. I have advised and acted as a global education consultant to schools and school boards in the state and the independent sectors.

As a father of three young global citizens I feel passionately that for my daughters growing up and all the young people in my care as a Global Educator, we should be preparing them all to access, participate and lead in their global society and to be happy in their personal lives.