Chris Durbin

Chris Durbin is an Associate Director of School Support & Evaluation based in Leiden, The Netherlands. He is currently responsible for overseeing the processes of membership for new schools and for those accredited schools in Europe, Africa and the Americas. He is currently coordinating the process of revising CIS International Accreditation based on feedback from the first wave of Team Evaluations. He is the School Support and Evaluation link with CIS Higher Education Services.

Prior to this, he worked as a School Development Adviser for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for quality assurance, strategic curriculum and professional development including the introduction of the IB programmes. Earlier in his career, Chris worked in education in the UK as a local education authority inspector/advisor, and before that, with BBC Education as an Education Officer. In both positions, he developed a European-wide reputation for education for global citizenship and contributed to many Council of Europe conferences.  He has been an adviser and a trustee of TIDE [Teachers in Development Education, Birmingham] and the Living Earth Foundation where he contributed to and edited many publications and delivered workshops. A lifelong environmentalist and cyclist, he enjoys nothing more than a day in the wilderness or a 100km ride. He recently completed a cycle ride from London to Paris raising money for myeloma research. 


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