After intending to complete a PhD, I took a short hiatus from studies and accepted a two-term teaching contract at a top international school in Egypt. Eight months turned into thirteen years and during this time I met and married Nadine, an Egyptian who is also a teacher. After being a successful member of the Secondary Leadership Team, I was appointed as the Head of Secondary, a position which I held for ten years. During this time, the New Cairo British International School (NCBIS) completed many successful external validations, including being a fully authorised member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
After several happy years in Cairo, Nadine and I decided to take a sabbatical for one year and drive across Africa. During our travels, I was appointed as the Vice Principal at the Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS) in Jordan where we spent two years. Whilst in Jordan, I worked with the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and World Academy of Sport ensuring ABS was one of the first schools in the world to be granted the unique status of Athlete Friendly Education Centre.
Self-reflection is central to my educational philosophy and a key aspect for school improvement. As mentioned above, I have a lot of experience in taking part in accreditation visits and inspections both as Chair of a Steering Committee and as a Visiting Team member.
I visited Nord Anglia International School Al Khor (NAISAK) on three occasions before the start of the academic year and thoroughly enjoyed meeting with members of the school community. I am settling into life in Qatar and look forward to further developing the school.