Olivia is a teacher, school and organisational leader, and a lifelong learner. She has taught in and led departments and schools in South Africa, England, and Bahrain. She worked as a teaching and learning consultant in the UK before taking up a role as an adviser for the Department for Education's National Strategies for School Improvement. She is both a schools evaluator and a school improvement champion. Prior to joining CIS, her role as CEO of British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) brought about significant organisational growth and development in the region. She is currently completing her MBA in Educational Leadership. 

Olivia prides herself on being a collaborative colleague, coach and mentor. School improvement work is not only a strength, it’s what she enjoys most; the development of training and development resources for schools plays a key part in her commitment to school improvement. She also recognises the balance required between the support and challenge required to affect change.


Advancing school improvement: school choice through Accreditation Pathways

The purpose of accreditation is school improvement, but what if your route to accreditation gave your school community a choice? Choice to focus on the areas that matter to your students. Choice to invest time, energy and resources in ways that move your strategic priorities forward as your school achieves accreditation. The Council of International Schools (CIS) is offering re-accreditation pathways to help schools do just that. Learn how your school can engage in Pathway 2 accreditation.