Alison is originally from the UK and has a wealth of experience as a school leader in various roles in the UK, Africa and Asia.
During her eight years in HK Alison was instrumental in the introduction of the IB Diploma Programme and a 1:1 laptop programme for 1,400 students. She has built on this experience in Malaysia as Nexus International School has developed the IB Diploma Programme now in it’s fourth year. The use of technology in learning at Nexus is recognised as having visionary leadership in an innovative learning environment. It is one of three Apple Distinguished Schools in Asia.
Alison trained as a Learning Support teacher and was awarded Advanced Skills teacher status in Cambridgeshire where she was an English and Drama teacher.
Alison believes that school leadership is about empowering people to be the best they can, both teachers and students. She believes that we are all learners and that when we work together towards a common goal we can achieve great things. Alison recognises the importance of technology as a learning tool and that developing learner attitudes, such as those enshrined in the IPC and IB Learner profile will be increasingly crucial for success beyond school. She feels we must take conscious steps to develop learners who are creative and critical thinkers and who are intrinsically motivated by the love of learning, whilst also ensuring that they are well prepared to enter the next phase of their educational journey.
Alison believes that the progressive attitude to learning at Nexus is the perfect environment for educators to be creative and inspiring to enable learners to develop as thoughtful young people who can make a positive contribution to their communities.