Iain was a teacher
and a senior manager in secondary education for 35 years, during which time
he was engaged with a variety of international school partnership projects
in Europe, Kenya, Japan and the UAE. His school, Dene Magna School, was one
of the first to obtain the International School Award, when it became available
in 1999. As a rural, mono-cultural school he understood the importance of
expanding the cultural experiences of its students.
In 1999 he visited
Kenya for the first time to establish an international school partnership.
From this initial visit Iain established and has since led a six school cluster
student exchange project that has allowed nearly 200 teachers and students
to visit each others schools and work on global curriculum projects
He left teaching in 2012 in order to set up a business (World Class Citizens Ltd) supporting schools with global education and establishing international school partnerships. Iain joined the GLA and has completed British Council Connecting Classrooms projects for the GLA. He works mainly, but not exclusively, with primary schools and has a wide range of resources that he takes into schools to engage the pupils. He has supported schools establishing partnerships with Kenya, Rwanda and Japan and has recently led both teacher and student visits to Kenya and Okinawa.