CHRIS WILLIAMS
Executive (Treasurer)
Email: crw197@gmail.com
Call: UK 07952 346223
Location: Lincoln (UK)

Case work

For GLA he co-wrote over 20 refreshed and new Classrooms Resources for the Schools Online website in 2013 and has been a member of the Connecting Classrooms assessment team from 2012 to 2015.

Activities in 2015-2016 will include hosting several KA1 groups in Lincoln for GLA and bespoke courses on Gifted and Talented, School Leadership and “Classroom English”, return engagements in Poland, training events in China and probably workshops in Bangladesh and Mozambique.

Following a UK summer school, Chris hitchhiked to and from Czechoslovakia in 1967 and 1968, which led him to a European Studies degree, teaching and decades of developing international school partnerships.

Chris worked in large secondary schools for 34 years, initially teaching History, and latterly for over two decades as Deputy Head and twice Acting Headteacher at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School. He remains on the payroll in a part-time capacity and is the Lead Practitioner for its Global Learning Programme Expert Centre.

While at LCHS he prepared the first of its six International School Award applications in the launch year of 1999. Chris now works across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and abroad as a facilitator, trainer and keynote speaker either as a freelance consultant or as a British Council Ambassador. He particularly enjoys helping schools start their international journeys through the ISA, supporting more established schools, taking INSET sessions and being involved in assemblies and multi-national student project events

He hosted over 30 CPD courses in the Transversal and Comenius programmes, and is now developing Erasmus + KA1 events. Recent professional visits have included Romania, China, Nigeria, Ireland, and francophone Guadeloupe, Morocco and Senegal. In autumn 2014 Chris made keynote speeches on ‘what makes a good partnership’ at a European etwinning+ conference in Gdansk and the Ukrainian national conference in Kiev.

Chris has been Treasurer of the GLA since June 2012.