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Persyou ‘Inspiring Leadership’ Director of Persyou, Nicholas McKie brings you cutting edge stories from across the world of education, connecting with recognised leaders and experts to bring you insights into their own leadership journey and philosophy.

27 April 2021: Mike Seaton: Opening a new school in China

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Mike Seaton is the founding Head of Kings College, Chengdu, China, opening in September 2021. He is an award-winning British educator who has led schools to consistently outstanding performance in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Mike has also been on the European exec team of the global education group, Cognita, where he oversaw the educational development of 12 independent schools as Director of Education (UK). In this episode Mike discusses how he is going about setting up his new school in China and the leadership philosophy behind this exciting project.  This is a fascinating insight into international project management covering culture development, recruitment and leadership.