British School Muscat, Oman

Matt joined British School Muscat (BSM) as Deputy Head of Senior School in August 2014, shortly after its ‘Good’ BSO inspection. As one of the leading schools of the Middle East, BSM is very well regarded in the region, producing consistently high results at GCSE and A Level.  Working alongside the Head of School and middle leaders, Matt quickly identified priority areas for development, particularly within the school’s pastoral and learning support systems.

Pastoral support for students is excellent with well-developed and adaptive systems.
— BSO inspection 2017

Creating a clear vision and strategy for school improvement, Matt’s real strength is in galvanising and supporting staff to realise their potential. He pulled together a strong team of professionals to deliver a range of pastoral and academic improvements that had real and lasting impact, resulting in an ‘Outstanding’ BSO inspection in March 2017.

Leadership of the school is outstanding: it successfully focusses on continuous incremental improvement, innovation and empowerment of staff and students.
— BSO inspection 2017