I am proud and fortunate to be the Principal of the International Community School, Amman, the global home of #themonalisaeffect and a hub of excellence in the use of student-level data. In addition, as a user of tools from the GL Education suite since 2003, I have also worked closely with GL Education for the past five years in relation to product development and training. I have spoken at conferences around the world about how schools can maximise the impact of the full ‘data triangle’ in order to enhance both learning and wellbeing. I have delivered training, both online and in person, to international school Heads and senior leaders across the world, and am constantly exploring new ways to bring the data alive for staff, parents and students alike.
"The most profound hour of learning I have had in years."
"Our children and staff are in a far better position because of the training, the time and the dedication Matthew demonstrated at our school. We hope this relationship continues to grow as we progress along our data journey."
Neil Corrigan, Vice Principal, SJII Elementary School, Singapore
"I was impressed by his energetic eloquence and his humorous insight into the way we use (and often misuse) data in our schools...Anyone who can make data interesting and entertaining on a wet Friday afternoon after a long school week deserves respect!"
Brian Christian, Principal, British School of Tokyo, Japan
"Matthew is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter who captivated our teachers...All staff left excited to analyse data, and I can't say I've written that before!"
Ellen Henretty, Assistant Principal, GEMS Wellington Silicon Oasis, Dubai
"I feel like we have made discoveries that could actually change our students' lives...Come back and see us again soon!"
Melody Sunman, Academic Leader, King's College La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain
"Totally inspirational, without being the hollow charismatic drum, and highly informative...If I was ever lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with this man, I would."
Dr Peter Davies, Principal, Greenwood House School, Lagos, Nigeria
"Enlightening... I would recommend Matthew to any school looking at their current use of testing data or considering introducing standardised testing as a means to work towards greater school improvement."
Helen Sharrock, Primary Principal, Mercedes Benz International School, Pune, India