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Matthew Farthing

With over  30 years of experience as a school leader and teacher, the latter  being in the international arena, Matthew joined Nord Anglia Education at the British International School Bratislava in 2013 before moving to NAS Dubai in August 2016.

Previously, he was the Founding Headmaster of Harrow International School in Beijing which opened in 2004.  He successfully developed the schools and drove outstanding academic results. Matthew firmly believes in the importance of a rounded approach to education and developed the school enrichment programme with a strong focus on co-curricular activities, expeditions, international–mindedness and leadership.

He took his first degree in English studying at Oriel College Oxford followed by an MA in Language and Education at Leeds and a PGCE at The University of East Anglia.  He holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  Happily married with three grown up children Matthew is very excited to take up the Principalship at NAS Dubai and comments:

“I think that the early success of NAS Dubai is quite amazing.  The culture is very stable and the DNA is strong. Our ambition is straightforward - For NAS to be the school in Dubai which is known to be the best because it is the place where the learning is great, where the results are outstanding and the community is distinguished. My job is to ensure that this is what unfolds and with parents, children, teachers and staff all working together supported by Nord Anglia Education I have no doubts that this is the best place to be. “

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