ROYAL School Armagh headmaster, Paul Crute is to take up a new position at Nord Anglia International School in Dublin.
Mr Crute who will join the school on January 1, 2018, was appointed following an extensive search which attracted some of the finest international educators from around the world.
The chief executive officer for Nord Anglia Education, Andrew Fitzmaurice said all associated with the school – which is due to open in September 2018 – are “delighted” to announce the appointment of the respected educator, as its founding principal.
“We are delighted to announce Paul Crute as the founding Principal of Nord Anglia International School Dublin,” Mr Fitzmaurice said.
“Paul is a highly skilled and inspiring school leader with a strong track record of nurturing student success in some of the best schools around the world.
“We are confident that he is the ideal person to lead the creation of NAIS Dublin’s unique educational experience, providing a diverse and enriching international experience within the local Irish context.”
Continuing a career which spans more than 30 years of international education experience to date, Mr Crute will join Nord Anglia International School Dublin from one of Ireland’s leading schools, The Royal School Armagh.
Having served as Headmaster since 2002, together with his team, he has nurtured a strong culture of continuous improvement and self-evaluation which has resulted in highly innovative approaches to whole-child education, personalised learning and service learning.
Prior to this, Mr Crute held leadership and teaching positions at prestigious schools in Europe and Africa, namely Aiglon College in Switzerland, the British International School, Cairo, Egypt and Gordonstoun School in Scotland.
As current chair of the Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference Irish Division - a professional association of heads of the world’s leading independent schools, and a former international schools accreditation chair for the Council of International Schools – Mr Crute has had extensive involvement in educational development at all levels in K-12 co-educational schools.
Mr Crute is bilingual French and English and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Bath in International School Educational Management and Administration.
Nord Anglia International School Dublin is due to open in September 2018 and is now accepting applications for students from kindergarten to grade 10 (aged three to 15).
Located in Leopardstown, the school campus will be uniquely situated in a technology hub and next to the new Microsoft building.
The school will offer the renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) from 2018, expanding to include the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) from September 2019, joining only 200 schools globally to fully offer this prestigious international curriculum.
Students will also benefit from Nord Anglia’s exclusive Global Campus programme and collaborations with world leading organisations, The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and UNICEF.
Together with the school’s personalised approach to learning and ambitious philosophy, this creates a world-class education which equips students with the academic success, key skills and global mindset to thrive in the 21st century.
Mr Crute said: “I am excited by the opportunity to found Ireland’s first truly International School and to establish a first class educational community, which is underpinned by an educational philosophy which aligns so well with my own.”
Nord Anglia International School (NAIS) Dublin, which has a student capacity of 800 will provide a unique education in Ireland.
Students aged between three and 18 years old will benefit from a commitment to contemporary and personalised learning, outstanding teachers from around the world and global opportunities with Nord Anglia Education.
It is the only school in Ireland to offer all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes and to be part of a global family of premium international schools.
It has 46 international schools located in China, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Americas, educating more than 39,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary education.