ISP: OUR HEADS

Andrew Britnell

Campus Principal, Tenby International School Setia EcoHill

Andrew is a highly experienced educator having been a teacher for the last 24 years. He grew up on the South Coast of England in a village called Rustington not far from Brighton in the UK. The location encouraged Andrew to pursue two interests; firstly, he learnt to Kayak Surf (and swim) in the sea off of Rustington beach and secondly being close to Brighton meant he was to become a lifelong fan of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, while also playing County League men’s football. During this time Andrew also developed an interest in Roller Hockey playing in the national league as a forward.

Eventually he was to leave the coast and start a GAP year, however this developed into eight years of work as a general manager and customs officer. Finally, Andrew took up his place at university and studied for his BSc in Geology at Imperial College London, upon successful completion he then studied for his PGCE in Science and started teaching.

Since teaching Andrew has been a middle and senior leader in schools in England, the USA, China and Malaysia. Having joined the International Schools Partnership (ISP) in September 2019 as Campus Principal of Tenby International School Setia EcoHill, Andrew is enjoying being back in Malaysia with his family and the challenge of a new school. Andrew believes in creating learning environments where students feel safe and comfortable, whereby they can look at a problem and feel confident that they can find a solution. He feels there are two main pillars that make up a good school; 1: Students should feel happy, safe and want to be in school, 2: Students are actively learning and achieving their potential.

When not working Andrew likes to spend time with his family; cycling, skiing, swimming and travelling.

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