My Story

Over the last twenty years, Sue Aspinall has been leading schools through significant change, intent on raising the quality of learning and teaching available to their students. Having been both a Head of an inner London state school and three British international schools based in different countries, Sue knows how it is to live a global life and transition between cultures and across countries. She has the ability to build diverse teams and motivate staff around common goals. She empowers staff to lead from within and coaches them to reach their highest aspirations. An experienced facilitator, Sue provides an impactful learning experience for leaders who want to make a difference.

My Professional Experience

2019-present Executive Headteacher, The British School in the Netherlands

2013-2019 Headteacher, The British School in the Netherlands

2006-2013 Headteacher, The British School in Tokyo

1999-2006 Headteacher, Bousfield Primary School

1998-1999 Senior Educational Consultant, Chelstoke International Consultants

1995-1998 Head of Primary School, Garden International School Malaysia

1992-1995 Deputy Headteacher, Cromer Road Primary School


Education & Certifications

NPQEL, National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership, UCL Institute for Education (2018-2019)

Co-active® Coaching and Leadership, CTI USA (2014-2015)

Executive and Life Coaching Certifications, University of Cambridge (2013-2014)

MBA International Educational Leadership, UCL Institute for Education (2003-2005)

NPQH, National Professional Qualification for Headship, UCL Institute for Education (2000-2001)

BEd Mathematics and Music, University of Leeds (1979-1983)


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Mark Leruste
Karen Makkes van der Deijl
Emi Nevaro
Yves-Pascal Pelcener
Marlene Philippou
Clemente Pinedo
Borja Raventos
Martin Richards
Barış Toy
Anat Treister-Goren
Frank Uit de Weerd
Tolis Volonasis
Naomi Ward
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