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Matthew Savage

Assessment, Wellbeing and DEIJB Consultant

Formerly Principal of an award-winning international school in the Middle East, and with a long and varied career in school leadership both in the UK and internationally, Matthew now works closely with premium schools and school groups worldwide, helping them to use data wisely and well. His work with The Mona Lisa Effect® explores the intersection of wellbeing and DEIJB, through the prism of kind and ‘warm’, ‘street’, and slow data.

Matthew is also an advisor to or member of two different, international school boards of governors, an advisory board member for Parents’ Alliance for Inclusion, a Thought Partner with Noonchi Wellbeing, and an executive leadership coach with LSC Education. A member of the Global Equality Collective and ECIS’ DEIJ team, and a regular contributor to the Diverse Educators community (and to their 2023 book, ‘A Manifesto‘), he also uses his lived or directly observed experience of physical disability, mental ill health, neurodivergence and gender identity to help schools read the stories of the students and staff on their margins.

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Promoting awareness of human trafficking through primary and secondary connections
Promoting awareness of human trafficking through primary and secondary connections

Jannapha Hubeny and Kennon Coe, primary educators at Atlanta International School (AIS), are dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking both within their school community and on a global scale. They serve as key facilitators of the school's organisation, Atlanta International School Against Human Trafficking (AISAHT), working tirelessly to educate students and combat this critical issue. Read more

Transforming school communities with healthy food and farming
Transforming school communities with healthy food and farming

Award-winning Kopila Valley School serves 400 of the most vulnerable and at-risk children from the region each year using a holistic approach, with a major focus on experiential and place-based education. Sunita Bhandari and Rajen Karki discuss the school's healthy lunch program and agriculture initiatives. Read more

International mindedness at work 
International mindedness at work 

Lincoln Community School in Ghana won a 2024 International School Award for its hosting of the inaugural Model United Nations Conference. Johnny Schwerk, Counsellor at Lincoln Community School in Ghana, discusses the award-winning initiative. Read more

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