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Mary van der Heijden

Founder and Company Director of Pro Learning International Ltd

Mary is Founder and Company Director of Pro Learning International Ltd. She has been an experienced teacher and senior leader in schools in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Zambia, Sarawak, Brunei and Indonesia.

Mary has experience with a range of national and international curricular. She was the founding headteacher of a bi-lingual school in Indonesia and the founding Vice Principal of the United World College in Singapore.

Over the last three years, Mary has worked as a consultant and has trained and supported schools worldwide, coaching and training middle and senior leaders. Leading accreditation teams, writing professional development programmes for NGOs and foundations and co-writing a food, energy, water programme for young people all meet her ambition to help develop international schools.

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The state of wellbeing in international schools – insights from outsiders
The state of wellbeing in international schools – insights from outsiders

Wellbeing has become a key talking point worldwide. This has resulted in new initiatives and breakthroughs within the education sector. The recent ISC Research Edruptors conference delved into this subject in a discussion led by Nalini Cook, Head of EMEA Research at ISC Research, alongside a panel of four popular education podcasters. Read more

2022 International School Awards partner with new World’s Best School Prizes
2022 International School Awards partner with new World’s Best School Prizes

We’re pleased to announce that the most promising initiatives shortlisted for the 2022 International School Awards will also be considered for the 2022 World’s Best School Prizes. Read more

The Edruptors Conference Political Session: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice
The Edruptors Conference Political Session: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

In our political session during the ISC Research Edruptors Conference in July, educators and international school alumni discussed how they are taking action to support diversity, equality, inclusion and justice (DEIJ). Read more

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