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Rob Ford

Director - Heritage International School, Moldova

Rob Ford is Director of Heritage International School group in Chisinau, Moldova. 


Heritage International School is the first international school in Moldova based on global learning principles and is the only Cambridge International Assessment curriculum school in Moldova and follows the IPC for primary. It serves students from 6-19, co-ed on a newly built World Class campus. It has been awarded Etwinning School status for its extensive work and partnerships across Europe and has been recognised by the British Council with their International School Award for the innovative and extensive curriculum, CPD and networks they are involved in connecting classrooms and cultures. Heritage went through COBIS compliance accreditation in 2021 where the assessors were extremely impressed at the model of international education established in Moldova and Eastern Europe.  Heritage is a member of the COBIS Black Sea schools network and the Global Schools Alliance. Heritage was shortlisted as a finalist for the PIE Awards 2022, for the category of Secondary Learning International Impact, and for this year’s ISC Awards for their work on “Sustainability”. 


Rob was previously Principal of Wyedean School, Gloucestershire, UK where he led a school nationally and internationally known for its innovative holistic curriculum and developed model of global learning. Rob was co-founder of the IB schools network in the SW of England. Rob has been a senior leader in leading schools in Wales and England. Rob is a long serving British Council Ambassador, an advisor and keynote speaker at many international conferences for the British Council and other similar organisations, and has worked with and advised schools and school boards around the World. Rob is a regular writer for both the TES and International Schools Magazine/ISMP and is an international schools leader for the Varkey/UNESCO/TTF2030 Global Leaders Network. 


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