Dianne Blackburn

Independent educational consultant, Lead Educator, Field Representative and IBEN  Workshop Leader for the International Baccalaureate and its providers  As a professional education consultant, Dianne works with leading educators around the world, developing teachers to reach their full potential. She is a Lead Educator with extensive consultancy experience in pedagogical leadership, management and training. As a facilitator and designer of professional development for teachers, coordinators and Heads of Schools in regional workshops throughout the world, she has been responsible for implementation of educational programmes in international schools, introducing new methodologies and technologies. In-school, she was responsible for the management of diverse teams, stakeholder engagement, school management, and training. Outside her current role she has worked for many years as an MYP Coordinator, teacher, author, Pricipal Examiner and is highly experienced in assessment. Having raised her family in Spain she has now returned to her Yorkshire roots where she travels the world delivering workshops, providing professional development packages and training teachers in IB methodologies and skills. . She continues to focus on supporting schools in their development of IB practices and the development of the educator in the core skills of the IB. “Not only did Dianne display superb subject knowledge, the manner in which she delivered the programme reflected consideration and empathy for all participants. She ensured that the workshop was modified to accommodate the needs of each individual and scaffolded new concepts with real life experiences. Our understanding of assessment is richer because of Dianne.” Trevor Furness  Head of School