AndysmIn an international career of more than thirty years, Andy has worked in some of the most prominent international schools in the world both as a teacher and leader. Having graduated with a degree in Modern History from Oxford, his work overseas started at Island School in Hong Kong, where he became a housemaster, followed by service as Head of Humanities at Guildford Grammar School in Perth, Western Australia.

His subsequent career as a school leader specialising in school expansion and foundation projects began as a senior member of the team that relocated the British International School, Jakarta, from the confining inner suburbs of the city to its current position in Bintaro Jaya where it was able to grow and flourish. Appointments guiding educational expansion projects as head of school followed, first in Kuala Lumpur, at the Alice Smith School, then at Enka Schools in Istanbul, and Bangkok Patana School. His most recent work has been with Taaleem LLC in the UAE, as Principal of Dubai British School and then as the founding Principal of Jumeira Baccalaureate School, which in four years grew from a small primary and early years school of 90 children in September 2010 to a large K-12 school of 860, entering its first students to prestigious universities around the world.

Andy took his Master’s degree in Education at the University of Western Australia and now leads Consilium Education, an international education consulting group.

Specialist consulting areas

  • Start-up and relocation projects
  • Strategic planning, mission and vision
  • Admissions planning and policy
  • School budgeting
  • Policy development and alignment
  • Preparing for inspection or accreditation
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Performance Management & staff motivation
  • Community building
  • Recruiting
  • Curriculum Planning, assessment and tracking
  • Behaviour policy
  • Study skills, revision and non – fiction writing