about me

Currently Principal at the International Community School in Amman, Jordan, and formerly Adjunct Lecturer in School Leadership at the University Brunei Darussalam, I have previously been Deputy Head of School at  Bromsgrove International School Thailand, Secondary Principal at the International School Brunei and, also, at Danube International School Vienna, where I gained experience of all three IB programmes.


With an MA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, and 13 years of middle and senior leadership experience in the UK comprehensive sector, I am both the founder of Polio Points, a unique student reward programme which incentivises student achievement within the IB Learner Profile through humanitarian aid, and a fierce advocate for Student Voice, on which I have published several articles and delivered training across Europe. 

Through my passion for and expertise in the use of aptitudinal and attidudinal student-level data, I have written and presented widely across the world on The Mona Lisa Effect  , a model of personalised learning which aims to ensure the available diagnostic and assessment tools are fully exploited to meet the teaching needs of the international school sector and the personalised learning needs of the international student. In this function, I also work closely with the International team at GL Education, a global leader in school diagnostic and assessment tools, helping them refine and develop their products for the international school market.

I now offer training and consultancy, both online and face-to-face, to school leaders from across the globe.


© 2019 Matthew Savage