07 Mar 2018 - 10:43
Derek Laidlaw appointed Executive Principal at Oryx International School
DOHA: Qatar Airways and Orbital Education are delighted to announce the appointment of Derek Laidlaw (pictured) as Executive Principal at Oryx International School (OIS) for the 2018/19 Academic Year.
Laidlaw will head the new world-class campus which will offer state-of-the-art facilities for students from Foundation Stage 1 through Year 13, at Mesaimeer off Barwa City Road, Doha.
The school reflects Qatar Airways’ commitment to its staff, by ensuring both employees and their children receive the first-class training and education needed to excel. The school follows the National Curriculum of England, which provides students with a challenging learning environment that is balanced, interactive and supports their development in all activities.
Chief Executive Officer of Orbital Education, which operates Oryx International on behalf of Qatar Airways, David Pottinger, said: “Laidlaw clearly demonstrated how his leadership experience made him the ideal candidate to lead the school forward into the future. We look forward to seeing him develop a five-star educational institution in Doha for the children of Qatar Airways staff. We are delighted to welcome him on board”.
Laidlaw, who will take up his post on August 1, 2018, joins Oryx International School from the position of Head Teacher at King’s College, The British School of Alicante, which he led for more than seven years to become the leading international school in Spain, achieving an Excellent grading in all categories from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) of the UK.
Laidlaw is no stranger to Qatar, having held a leadership position at Doha College for six years.