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Heads and principals

As head of an IB World School you play an important role in the governance of the IB. Heads advise the IB on its programmes and services and contribute to an ongoing discussion about the philosophy, objectives and methodologies of international education.

Heads standing association

You belong automatically to the IB's heads standing association (HSA), which meets every two years in different locations around the world. The last world conferences took place in Singapore on 13-16 October 2011 and Buenos Aires 3-6 October 2013. The HSA is ruled by a constitution (PDF, 70.7kb).

IB HeadNet

IB HeadNet is a set of password-protected web pages containing information of interest to heads of IB World Schools. For more information, please consult IB HeadNet

Global engage website

Global engageThe Global engage web site supports members of the IB community, and particularly teachers, in engaging with wide-ranging issues of global significance. On the site, you will find information, resources, and links to other organizations; suggestions for getting involved; and reports of actions taken by IB World Schools.

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Visit Global engage, where you can register and submit your school’s experience with working to make the world a better place. It’s an easy and effective way to unite our work and build connections across the IB community.


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