Chris Durbin

Chris Durbin is an Associate Director of School Support & Evaluation based in Leiden, The Netherlands. He is currently responsible for 40 member and accredited schools in Asia and Africa. He will be taking the lead on developing relationships with educators who volunteer for CIS and is the SS&E link to 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 for 7 secondary schools. He was involved in recruitment, induction and professional review and development of  principals of kindergarten, primary, special, secondary and all-through schools. He managed and developed a review process for the ESF Higher Education Counselling Network.  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 geographical and historical education 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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