Derek Laidlaw 200121 143844

Derek Laidlaw

Executive Principal

I was born in Glasgow and grew up in the West of Scotland. I studied Music and Teaching in Dundee and gained my National Professional Qualification for Headship through the National College for School Leadership. I have an MA in Educational Leadership from Oxford Brookes University.

My teaching career has taken me from Scotland to Qatar to Spain and back to Qatar. My main interests are music, theatre, sports and nature conservation. It is my aim to provide the families of Qatar Airways with a supportive focus point in the community, strong professional development for our staff and an outstanding educational experience for our students. Together we are building a 5-star school of which we can all be proud and which will remain an integral part of the Qatar Airways group and a leading beacon school in Qatar and beyond.

“ Senior Fellow of the International Forums for Inclusion Practitioners “