As John Rolfe moves on from his role as international outreach manager at the British Council, he chats to Helen Wright about the joys of the role and the importance making authentic connections between schools.
Outlining his 20 year career at the Council, he talks about how his time there enabled him to combine his love of education and travel, and hearing people’s individual stories.
The favourite apart of his work, he says, has been visiting schools in the UK and across the world. “It’s been a privilege every day,” he says.
He also talks about the importance of teacher professional development and how looking overseas can help staff to improve their practice back home.
Rolfe also talks about his own unique story as a descendent of the native American icon Pocahontas and how this connection may have fuelled the interests he has pursued during his career.
In the interview, Rolfe also reveals where his next job will take him.