David Cole is a UK trained Headteacher with 30 years in education, of which 25 have been in senior leadership. After working in schools in the north-west of England, he moved into international education and has served schools in Africa, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. He is currently Principal of the British International School Ukraine; a group of four schools across two cities. An advocate of child-centred, skills-based learning he draws inspiration from a number of sources including Reggio Emilia, Kurt Hanh and his wife, Kerry – a teacher of EYFS. David has led or participated a range of school inspections and peer visits including Ofsted, CIS, COBIS and BSO. Recently, he has also been co-facilitating training in middle and senior leadership through the CPML and NPQSL programmes to support the next generation of aspiring school leaders.