Before joining SJIIM as one of its founding staff in 2016, Andy worked in Qatar and before that the UK. Andy was Head of English at SJIIM until taking the lead for teaching and learning. This role sees him work across the high school with department heads and teachers, looking at the student and teacher experience as well as strategies and policies to develop the quality of learning and teaching. Andy also leads the school’s professional development programme. Andy has a BA, a PGCE in English, Drama and Media and an MA in Educational Leadership and Management. Before training as a teacher, Andy worked for a consultancy in the UK which worked with businesses and sports teams on mindset development and company culture: this helped shape his view of school leadership and working with others. Andy’s passions are reading, exercising and classic cinema.