Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my blog.
My name is David Ardley – Ardles (the bearded one on the left in the photo above in case you were confused…) and I am Design and Enterprise Director at La Cote International School in Switzerland. I have also run V2education – a consultancy that provided advice and guidance to schools and parents on a range of educational issues.
I am married to a french girl, have two daughters, am a self confessed petrol head, lover of rock music and rugby (most sports actually), collector of industrial and product design and enthuse about Design Education and creativity in schools.
Professionally, I have involved myself in several areas of work over the years:
I have taught Design, Technology, Art and ICT in some of the finest boarding and day schools, nationally and Internationally including Wellington College, Cranleigh, Stowe, Whitgift and Taunton in the UK and the International School of Toulouse (Airbus EADS) in France. My work has seen me lead and guide departments and faculties through change and development.
As an inspector I have visited and seen several schools to advise on a myriad of issues both nationally and internationally.
My consultancy work has allowed me to work with schools around the globe (Australia, Portugal, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, France and the UK) to advise on the design and build of facilities relating to Design, Art and ICT; the human resourcing of departments and the marketing of schools. I have also worked with parents who are looking for advice on the most suitable school(s) for their children based on a range of presented criteria.
If you feel v2education can be of help to you please do not hesitate to contact me in the first instance on the following email:
You can also visit my website for full information about my consultancy services:
I look forward to hearing from you.