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Global Education Consultancy

About Iain Baird

Iain Baird was a teacher in secondary education for over 30 years. Between 1987 and 2012 he taught at Dene Magna School in the Forest of Dean and was a member of the Senior Leadership team for 15 years.  Iain was the Global Citizenship Coordinator at Dene Magna School and led international visits with teachers and students for twenty years both to Europe, Africa and Asia. Since 2001.  Dene Magna School has been awarded four International School Awards and has had school partnerships with Kenya, Japan, Spain, Qatar, and France, all of which were coordinated under Iain's leadership. Iain has travelled to Kenya many times on both educational and personal visits. He recently led three groups of primary teachers on reciprocal visits to Kenya, as well as student exchanges to Kenya and Okinawa.


Iain is currently a British Council Schools Ambassador and completes many contracts for the British Council. He has delivered many Global Education workshops both in the UK and in East Africa.

For over eighteen years Iain has been the team leader for a student exchange project involving three Gloucestershire secondary secondary schools and their partner schools in Kenya. This project has proved to be very successful and over 81 Kenyan students and 130 Gloucestershire students have taken part in exchange visits. The Tujuane Student Exchange Project is held as an example of good practice by the British Council. See the Tujuane page for more information and photographs.


Iain has now left full time teaching in order to have the flexibility to offer more schools and local authorities the benefit of the knowledge and skills that he has acquired over the last two decades. Iain has recently been a governor of his local primary and secondary schools federated governing body, which kept him in-touch with the current issues in the curriculum and school management. Iain is the Chair of the Coleford Twinning Association, through which he supports local school partnerships with their partner schools in France.


Iain will be able to meet with teachers who are planning visits in order to offer advice and even support visits abroad. He will also be available to provide professional development training in Global Learning and provide a variety of classroom presentations to suit international weeks or launch days for international curriculum projects. For more details and go to the 'Packages' page.

Iain Baird. B'Ed(Hons); BA(Open), MA(EPS).

Iain is a director of the Global Learning Association, the trading arm of UKGLAS, a support network for global education advisers and providers from across the UK. The Global Learning Association has managed a number of assessment contracts for the British Council and currently manages the International School Award assessment programme. Iain has been a leading assessor for these contracts.

Iain with Baird bow tie