Mr John Todd
Regional Director of Schools, China / DCI Director of Safeguarding
Born and educated in the UK, Mr Todd read Natural Science at University College, Durham and has an MA in Education from the Open University. He qualified as a primary school teacher and worked for a short time in the UK before moving abroad. His international career has taken him to Singapore, Kenya, Nigeria, Qatar and most recently to China. Mr Todd was Headmaster of Dulwich College Suzhou for four years and worked with his team to develop learning through initiatives such as Looking for Learning, Learning Dispositions (based on Building Learning Power) and Coaching and Mentoring. He has been involved in a range of Dulwich College International’s strategic developments including the Teacher Standards, Leadership Standards and a range of HR programmes. Mr Todd is the Chair of the Board of Management for DCI schools in China, the Safeguarding Board Member for all DCI schools, and is responsible for accreditation across the group along with the group calendar. As DCI Director of Safeguarding, Mr Todd leads annual policy reviews as well as compliance reviews in schools working with Designated Safeguarding Leads and Child Protection Officers. He is currently studying online for an MA in Organisational Leadership from the US.