01 February, 2023

Michael Connor appointed as Head of Primary at NAS Abu Dhabi

Michael Connor Head of Primary NAS Abu Dhabi
Michael Connor appointed as Head of Primary at NAS Abu Dhabi

Founding students at Nord Anglia International School Abu Dhabi (NAS Abu Dhabi) will soon be able to experience the world-class facilities in August 2023, with Michael Connor leading the success of our primary children.

Twenty years of teaching experience in UK and international schools, combined with his more than a decade-long experience living and working in the United Arab Emirates inspired Michael to push for school reform within top Dubai schools. This passion has contributed to the success of Nord Anglia sister school, NAS Dubai, where he has been based for the last seven years.

At NAS Dubai, one of his many significant industry achievements was the exciting development and leadership of a UAE STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) Festival, centred on the UNICEF Sustainable Development Goals, automated marine vehicles, and the use of artificial intelligence.

As an experienced and dynamic leader, Michael will work with NAS Abu Dhabi senior leaders to build a culture centred on student accomplishment that our students can be challenged to achieve their very best in, and where they’ll love coming to school.

“I have an extensive background in curriculum development focused on inspiring curiosity and innovation. It’s important to meet the needs of our students as they develop real-life skills so they’re ready to learn, discover, and thrive.

“Through my leadership experience with Nord Anglia, I want to create a school culture at NAS Abu Dhabi that upholds the highest of standards for our children, teachers, and parents,” he added.

As technological advances drive globalisation and digital transformation, Michael is also passionate about developing a holistic learning experience for students so they can explore new ideas and gain the necessary skills and attitudes to prepare them for an uncertain future.

“I’m extremely proud to be given the opportunity to lead the primary school at NAS Abu Dhabi. With its world-class facilities and innovative curriculum, it will be learning environment that will inspire the children to be the very best that they can be,” Michael said.

“Every decision I make is rooted in a desire to improve the outcomes for the children in my care.”

Applications are now open for an August 2023 start at Nord Anglia International School Abu Dhabi. Learn more here, or email admissions@nasabudhabi.ae.