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EMERGENCY NOTICE
  • The world awaits

    Our school prides itself on providing a truly international education which will prepare your child for their future

  • A love of learning

    Our curriculum is designed to give children the tools to learn, and the curiosity to go further

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  • Building their future

    Our students are confident, creative and compassionate, and ready to pursue a world of opportunities

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  • A lifetime of learning

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Senior Leadership Team

  • Craig Halsall

    Craig Halsall

    Principal

    Craig Halsall

    Craig joins Nord Anglia having been Head of a leading not-for-profit British school in Kazakhstan. Craig previously acquired a balance of experience across independent, public & commercial educational sectors including secondary and primary schools in the UK, Middle East and Asia. Craig has leadership strengths in school inspection, self-evaluation and development planning and hopes through collaboration to build on existing strengths of the Nord Anglia International School New York over the coming years. Craig is an international schools’ inspector, has been involved in the development of the Association of British School Overseas (AoBSO) and is currently an ambassador for United World Schools.

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  • Colin Cattanach

    Colin Cattanach

    Deputy Headteacher

    Colin Cattanach

    Colin has 27 years teaching experience and has worked at several very different schools in the UK.  He has been a Principal for 6 years, a senior leader for 18 years and has expertise leading secondary and primary schools. Colin attended the University of Glasgow, where he attained a Master of Arts (Hons) degree in Geography and Topographic Science followed by a PGCE. He began his teaching career in Buckinghamshire and has particular interests in pedagogy, talented and gifted education provision, special educational needs and environmental education.  Currently, Colin is working as a primary teacher and advising the senior leadership team on how to improve quality of teaching and learning.  Colin is passionate about developing high quality teaching and learning whilst delivering an imaginative and challenging curriculum that ensures a compelling experience for every child.  Colin has three children of secondary age and, outside of work, he enjoys travelling, cinema and supporting his children with their sporting activities.  Colin is very excited about join the NAISNY community and to bring his experience to enable the school to achieve even greater levels of success.

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  • Katherine Clare

    Katherine Clare

    Katherine Clare, Assistant Headteacher, Head of Upper School a...

    Katherine Clare

    I graduated from the University of Derby in 2004 with a Bachelor of Education in Primary teaching and have ten years of successful and dynamic classroom teaching across a range of ages and abilities.  After leaving university, I taught at a lovely school in Watford for nine years where I was able to develop as an educator and build great relationships with the pupils and families attending the school.  As I developed my skills as a teacher I was given more responsibility and was asked to become part of the Senior Leadership Team.  After completing a masters level course to become a maths specialist teacher, and as an outstanding practitioner,  I was asked to work part time as a seconded maths teaching and learning advisor for the Local Education Authority.  My most recent post was in a private school in Buckinghamshire, which was a fantastic experience in an incredible school.

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  • Damian Belshaw

    Damian Belshaw

    Assistant Head, Head of Lower School

    Damian Belshaw

    Damian has 16 years teaching experience within 5 UK schools including three years as Principal in his current role. Damian achieved a BA Hons in Politics at the University of Huddersfield before acquiring his PGCE at the University of Leicester. Damian’s teaching career began in 2003 when he worked for three years at a school in Mansfield, before relocating to a Middle School in Leicestershire where he became the leader of two faculties. Damian then moved to an upper school where he became a member of the school’s senior leadership team before moving back to a Mansfield school shortly before the birth of his third child. For the past five years Damian has worked at a multi-ethnic inner-city school, the last three years of which as Principal. Damian successfully led the school, which became the second most improved school in the UK. Damian strongly believes in the power of quality teaching to transform the learning, education and lives of children. Damian moves to New York with his wife, daughter and two sons. He enjoys reading, music, watching the NE Patriots and supporting Nottingham Forest football (soccer!) club. In preparation for the ‘big move’, he has already joined the New York branch of the Nottingham Forest supporters club. He, and his family, are extremely excited about getting started at NAISNY and working with the Faculty and children and grateful to be able to serve the NAISNY community.

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  • Torun

    Torun Kirk

    Director of Admissions and Marketing

    Torun Kirk

    I grew up in Norway and earned my Bachelor Degree in Media and Communication from the University of Oslo. After spending more than 15 years in leading positions in sales, marketing and branding in Copenhagen and Denmark, I moved to New York with my family. I enrolled my then oldest child at Nord Anglia International School, New York, and after years of volunteering and supporting the school as a parent, I recently joined the Nord Anglia Team as Director of Admissions and Marketing. 

    Our three children are all enrolled at Nord Anglia International School, New York, and it’s a joy to see the excitement and enthusiasm they have gained for learning and for the school. It’s intimate size inspires confidence in every child and provides a natural learning environment. 

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  • Anna Wu

    Anna Wu

    Finance and HR Manager

    Anna Wu

    In the last several years I’ve worked as an accountant in various industries ranging from medical to logistics and now education. As an Accountant, I am tasked with ensuring the integrity and efficiency of the school’s financial system. With this I bring forth my exceptional strength in accounting application and razor sharp focus. Working at Nord Anglia International School NY is an experience like no other. As a child in school or as a young adult in college we are always wondering how what we are learning will be applicable in the real world and we hope for the chance to be a part of greatness. I could not be more proud to be part of a team, more importantly, a community that gives back by investing in our youth.

     

    It is my belief that it takes a village to raise a child. We have a responsibility to ensure the success of our children by giving them the tools they need to thrive and lead for generations to come. This responsibility is not part time, it’s around the clock and commands cooperation and open communication. It is that very principle that makes NAISNY the secret potion for the success of our youth and with this we lead by example. I am committed to our children's success and to the synergistic environment of our school.

     

    Universities Attended: Baruch College – The City University of New York

    Degrees Earned: BBA Accounting

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