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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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Insights into international curricula trends and growth
Insights into international curricula trends and growth

International schools offer a range of curricula and are a key consideration for parents when selecting the right school for their children. Choosing a curriculum that best fits a student's learning style and provides them with a foundation for their future are both part of this decision-making process. Read more

Empowered leaders empowering learners
Empowered leaders empowering learners

UNIS Hanoi believe strongly that great leaders are made, and not born. Megan Brazil and Jenny-Lee Moore from UNIS Hanoi share some advice to help empower international school leaders. Read more

Action research as an improvement driver in international schools
Action research as an improvement driver in international schools

By engaging in action research projects, a team of advanced skills teachers have successfully improved the quality of teaching and learning against the school improvement plan. By supporting practice with educational research and emphasising the ‘why’ behind improvement efforts, staff members have bought into the process and are achieving more meaningful progress. Read more


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We are dedicated and committed to supporting the broader international schools community by providing data, trends and intelligence. Since 1994, we have guided schools with their growth plans, informed investors on new school development, helped universities to engage with international schools, and advised education suppliers that are supporting the market.