Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to MIS Secondary!

I am very happy to have been appointed Academic Director at MIS. Previously I was the Principal of Cambridge Curriculum schools in Kuwait and Bahrain and before that I worked as Headteacher of two secondary schools in England.

I come from Liverpool, in the north west of England and I was educated in the English system. I taught in that system for 20 years too so I have a full knowledge of the requirements of GCSE, IGCSE and A Level.

It is my job to make sure our secondary students are safe, happy and successful. If they are safe and happy they are more likely to reach their full potential, which is what I call success. I want them all to gain the knowledge, skills understanding and values that they need to thrive in and make sense of their rapidly changing world.

I look forward to working closely with parents, students and our excellent team to make this an outstandingly successful school year.

David Tansey


  • BA (Hons) English, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary English) University of Warwick, UK
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship, National College for School Leadership, UK