Rob Ford BA (Hons) MEd

Director of Heritage International School, Moldova

I have been Director of Heritage International School since May 2019, a teacher for 27 years, a senior school leader for 15 years and a British Council Schools’ Ambassador and working in collaboration with the British Council for nearly 20 years. Heritage is the first truly international school established in Moldova as well as the first Cambridge International school in the country. In June 2021, Heritage was awarded compliance accreditation and membership of COBIS. We are committed to working with our national education community and wider region, to develop meaningful education, fit for the challenges of the future and to prepare students with confidence. The principles of being an outward facing and positive school culture underpins everything. Living and working in Moldova is a privilege and I am proud of the work my school, teams, community and network are achieving.

I am a committed , experienced and successful global school leader and educator with experience from the UK and around the World of what the very best of education and schools can and should be. I believe in the transformative power of learning for our young people. I have had the privilege to lead teams of incredible colleagues in a number of different schools, working tirelessly to ensure the very best inclusive education and compelling learning is the daily experience of our students.

As an educator, I am dedicated 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.

I am a frequent contributor to various Global Education publications, including: https://www.schoolmanagementplus.com/author/robf/ , TES & TES International, International School Leader Magazine, International School Magazine & the More Teacher Talk Podcast with Carl McCarthy.

My LinkedIn profile link is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-ford-11a0919a/

If you would like to read about my experiences in my previous role as Principal at Wyedean School, please follow the link below to purchase the eBook and paperback based on my previous blog This Heart Shaped Land

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This Heart Shaped Land: Finding the magic and leading a school in the Forest of Dean by Robert C Ford.

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