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Nalini Cook

Head of EMEA Research

As Head of EMEA Research, I connect with international schools, school groups, associations, investors and regulators across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. I collect quantitative and qualitative data enabling the compilation of up to the minute market intelligence reports, presentations and consultancy on the international school market in the EMEA region. I also spend time researching and writing content for publication and presentation within the sector.

I have an MA in Research and Consultancy from Lancaster University and have worked with international and independent schools for almost a decade, building experience and an extensive network within both sectors.

When I’m not discussing international schools, I’m at my happiest walking in the Scottish countryside, drinking tea in the Arabian desert and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

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How international schools define and understand international mindedness
How international schools define and understand international mindedness

We recently hosted an online panel discussion addressing international mindedness within an international school setting. Discover what international mindedness means to our panelist and their advice on how to develop international mindedness in schools. Read more

How International Schools support community wellbeing
How International Schools support community wellbeing

It is important that schools contribute to the wellbeing of their community. The International School Awards acknowledges this with the Community Wellbeing award which provides recognition to initiatives that support school community wellbeing including the pastoral care of students. Read more

International Schools and how they build communities
International Schools and how they build communities

The value of community building cannot be overemphasised, especially when people come together to fulfil a common goal. Schools play a crucial part in developing lifelong skills for students, and it is that part that we celebrate with the International School Awards every year. Let’s take a closer look at one of these award categories; the Community Building Award. 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.