Hamish Higginson

Professional Development Consultant

Hamish has had a passion for global education from a young age. During his degree and beyond he worked for charities developing community education projects in South Africa, Monserrat and Romania. He has been researching and developing his ideas for local and global education ever since…

His work in the formal education system began on a high note when he received the ‘Ted Wragg award for Excellence’ following his Post Graduate year at Exeter University. He has continued close links with Exeter University supporting teacher training, lecturing on ‘Classroom and Behaviour Management’ and ‘Establishing Citizenship Education’. He also worked as a school-based mentor and primary subject tutor, successfully supporting the development of pre-service teachers towards employment.

During his time as a Secondary school teacher in the UK he developed and established the Citizenship GCSE and led the whole school development of SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural), Community Cohesion, and School Partnerships (National and International). He spent over 8 years working with a number of government funded secondary schools in the Wakiso and Kayunga districts of Uganda, working on the development  of curriculum, pedagogy, and school leadership. This ignited his passion for sharing good practice and developing education for the 21st Century.

Hamish’s work as an Education Consultant has included UK Secondary Education, University-based Teacher Training and International Educational Development. His role as ‘Lead Facilitator’ for the British Councils educational development (CPD) program in MENA included delivering of CPD courses for school leaders, classroom teachers and senior administrators.

He has written and delivered an innovative and interactive validation program for the British Council’s global education professional development program across South Asia, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, the Americas, and Europe. This involved the training, assessment, validation and quality assurance for leaders across these continents whom play vital roles in developing Global Education.

In his spare time Hamish is an unfulfilled professional cricketer and enjoys a round of golf. His wife is also a passionate educator although not at all interested in sport…  He has three lovely children who are fascinated by his adventures abroad!