Hamish Higginson

Head of Education Team

During his degree and beyond, Hamish has worked for charities developing community education projects in South Africa, Monserrat and Romania.
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’.
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.
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 designed and delivered innovative and interactive training and validation programs 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.
His recent work in Egypt has seen him take a lead in the development of ‘Teachers First’ as ‘Head of Education’. Hamish’s work has focused on the ‘Professional Behaviours’ and modern pedagogies that are impacting today’s education system, and can be effectively integrated into day to day teaching and learning programmes. He has established a program which promotes school based ‘Communities of Practice’ who build a culture of innovation and develop ‘capacity to change’.