CEO of The International Baccalaureate Schools and Colleges Association of the UK (IBSCA)
Robert Tibbott will succeed Sandra Morton as CEO of IBSCA on 1 September, 2017. Up to 2016, he was Deputy Head at Dartford Grammar School (a Kent IB World School), where, since 1996, the IB Diploma Programme, and, since 2007, the IB Middle Years Programme have been offered. In 2009, the IBDP replaced A-Levels; there are currently nearly 600 students preparing for the Diploma. Robert is Governor at Wilmington Academy, where plans are well advanced to offer the IB Career-related Programme from September, 2017.
Robert is looking forward to the challenges of this appointment, and to continuing the fine work of his predecessor, Sandra Morton. He said: “The international mindedness of International Baccalaureate programmes has been undervalued by UK schools. The new IB Career-related programme (IBCP) is the most attractive and far-reaching development in the 16-19 curriculum, enabling students to follow a broad and demanding course leading to university or an apprenticeship.”
IBSCA exists to promote IB programmes and to support IB schools, of which there are now more than 100.