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Dr. Neil Hopkin

The British International School
Shanghai, China

Neil has been a Principal of seven outstanding schools, across the UK, Singapore and China, including a federation of schools in Central London. In 2009, he was designated a UK National Leader of Education for his work in leading outstanding schools. With a Post Grad in Mathematics from Brunel University, London and an MA and PhD in Education from King's College London, Neil has worked with The Universities of Manchester, Birmingham and Warwick in the UK on their leadership and teacher training courses and is a former external examiner for their Master’s Degrees. 

He was a Director at the SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) in the UK as well as being a member of the National Steering Group of the Cambridge Primary Review, which conducted the UK’s largest piece of research for 40 years into Elementary education. Neil was an advisory board member for the UK’s Outward Bound Trust and a member of the BECTa (the UK government's technology agency) Leading Leader network.

Neil has advised the UK Deputy Prime Minister’s Office on Early Years education, the English Secretary of State on IT and the UK's State Department for Education on Curriculum Review.  He was a regular speaker at the UK Parliament’s Westminster Education Forum on these themes. He has worked with schools in the UK, Canada, Australia and America around his main areas of interest: pedagogy; coaching; new technologies and design thinking.

Neil is a 3rd degree black belt in Karate and 25 years ago was a member of the English Karate National Squad, competing around the world for a number of years. He plays the drums, guitar and piano, but says he has given up all hope of ever breaking into the big time until he has mastered bar chords.