The Head of School
PGDE (Math Ed)
Dr Stuart Tasker, our Head of School, is a highly qualified and experience educational leader. His initial degree was in Pure Mathematics and his post graduate qualifications are in Mathematics Education and Educational Administration.
His PhD is in Education, with a focus on the impacts of Service Learning on child development. He spent 10 years as an assistant examiner for Mathematics with the International Baccalaureate Organisation and then as an internal assessment moderator for Higher Level Mathematics.
His first appointment in senior leadership was as Headmaster of an independent school in Auckland in 2000, where he spent 6 years growing the school into Secondary, implementing the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) suite of examinations IGCSE and AS/A Level qualifications. Since then he has held senior leadership positions in several international schools. Firstly, here in Thailand and then in China and then back here in Thailand. He most recent position before arriving at Norwich was as the Principal of an international school in Indonesia. He has guided several schools through major developments, including various external accreditation processes.
Dr Tasker is a passionate advocate of holistic learning, believing in the deep value of the wider curriculum - the creative arts, sport, languages and outdoor education. He himself has a black belt in karate and was also selected for New Zealand as a junior footballer. He speaks basic Thai and conversational Korean and Japanese.
He is delighted to be ‘back home’ in Thailand with his wife, Khun Poppy, who is the Norwich Librarian, and his daughter, who is in Kindergarten at Norwich. She was born in Thailand before the family moved to Indonesia. He enjoys reading, music and sports – particularly following the ‘mighty’ All Blacks, the New Zealand national rugby team, and the ‘not-so-mighty’ Derby County FC football team.