Students, Staff and the whole ASIB Community, My name is Neil Andrew Robinson, and I am delighted to introduce myself as the Head of High School at Australian International School of Bangkok.
It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead the High school at this important stage in the school's development, with the exciting new High school building due to open later this year.
I am a British citizen from Manchester in the United Kingdom, having 22 years' experience as a professional educator, 18 of which have been in management and leadership roles, both in the United Kingdom and internationally. I graduated from Lancaster University in 1994 in the field of Design Communication. Upon graduation, I worked as an illustrator which included commissions for British museums and conservation organisations. I began my teaching career in 1999 at Bolton Sixth Form College, a large successful institute in Manchester, having completed my Post Graduate studies in education earlier that year.
From 2003 to 2009 I joined the college management team, leading the Expressive Arts department to 100% A to C grade success across courses. In 2009 I was offered the opportunity to work within an educational team tasked with developing the first International Cambridge School within a Royal Patronised University in Bangkok, Thailand. Here, I led a successful senior school achieving excellent student success and progression.
In 2012 I joined the Senior Leadership team at Singapore International School of Bangkok (SISB), leading the secondary school, developing the Sixth Form and achieving excellent above world average results and Cambridge achievement awards. In 2015 I founded EcoAvid, a project working with artisans and cottage industries in rural areas of Thailand on sustainable projects, helping create new market avenues. Later that year, I moved to India and Co-Founded ESEDS School of Design, a conceptual and pioneering international sustainable and ethical design institute, which has partnered with two prestigious British universities.
From 2018 I became the Head of Secondary School at King’s College India, the first British partner school in India, partnered with the prestigious King’s College Taunton, United Kingdom. My team developed the senior school, an extensive holistic curriculum and facilities in a newly purpose-built campus and Sixth Form, achieving excellent IGCSE and AS results. Away from my professional educational role, I am also a professional illustrator, photographer, poet, designer and artist, having produced work which promotes sustainability. My work has been exhibited and sold in various countries.
I look forward to working with you the parents, the management, and an excellent leadership team to develop the AISB High school, into a high achieving school which our students, parents and community will be truly proud of. The school has come a long way since 2002, and I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to the school to aid its development further, and to ensure we provide the best foundation for our young leaders of the future.
I look forward to meeting you all.
Neil Andrew Robinson - AISB Head of Secondary School