Dr Ian Mifsud has been serving as Director for Curriculum and Standards with the Secretariat for Catholic Education since March 2018 guiding and supporting Church Schools in their educational service provision. Prior to this role he had been occupying the position of Director General Quality and Standards in Education within the Ministry for Education and Employment as from May 2014, that followed his service as Director Quality Assurance within the same Directorate since 2012.
Ian’s previous experiences include other educational leadership roles in senior positions at local State Schools. Until 2012, he was entrusted with setting up St Nicholas College Boys Secondary, Naxxar and served as its first Head of School. Preceding this, he was Assistant Head of School at two different educational institutions, namely St Nicholas College Boys Secondary, Mtarfa and St Margaret College Girls Secondary, Cospicua.
He started his professional career in 1997 as a Teacher of Art in Secondary Schools and later as a Guidance Teacher within the Anti-Substance Abuse Policy Team operating at national level.
After having obtained his Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Administration & Management) and Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Malta, Ian read for his doctorate in Education Management with the University of Lincoln, UK, under the supervision of the late Emeritus Professor Angela Thody and of Dr Joss Winn. His research interests revolve around the organic notion of quality education, collegial school networks, networked power and interests served as well as stakeholder involvement.
He has presented at and actively participated in local, European and international Meetings and Conferences. Throughout the years and till this present day, he has been involved in initiating, coordinating, supporting and evaluating a number of critical national strategies and projects, and contributed in the inception, formulation and design of national or sectoral policies.