Since joining HeadStart International School as Director of Studies, in August 2014, I have been genuinely impressed by the hard work and commitment of all those involved in making HeadStart a place where students are inspired to have the ‘love of learning’ described in the school’s motto. Recent results show the strides the school is making in terms of academic results and the fantastic achievements our students have made in their studies. Having just successfully completed the EDT Silver accreditation and with the move to I strongly believe that HeadStart International School is well on the way to becoming one of the best schools on the island, providing the highest standards in teaching and learning. The next few years will be a truly exciting time for all those involved with the school. Having had a successful Teaching career in the UK for a number of years and having worked in various different management positions, my wife Amy and I made the decision to move to Thailand in 2012 where I worked at an International School in Bangkok. The opportunity to make a real impact at HeadStart and to help shape the future successes of the school drew me to move to Phuket. I am relishing the opportunity that being a key part of the HeadStart team entails and the chance to help shape the future successes of the school. On a personal level, I am a keen sportsman and have an interest in many sports both as a spectator or participant. A highlight for me was having a leadership position for Event Services at the London 2012 Olympic Games. I am a keen golfer and I am a member of the main Bangkok Expat golf societies. Thailand is blessed with many amazing courses and I look forward to now playing those in Phuket. My wife Amy is a teacher in the Foundation department. I look forward to working with staff, students and parents alike to ensure that we continue to build on the existing successes of the school. Together we will strive to improve and make each academic year even more successful than the last. Please feel free to email me at any time to discuss your ideas on how we can do this together. I look forward to meeting you again as the year progresses!