Cognita announces return of Dr Simon Camby as Group Education Director
We are very pleased to confirm that Dr Simon Camby will be returning to Cognita as Group Education Director in May.
Simon has an impressive and well-deserved reputation within the education sector in the UK and internationally. This includes experience as a teacher, Head of School in three schools and Chief Executive of an academy trust. Simon has also undertaken a great deal of work related to leadership development and programme design. He is a non-executive director on the board of the Independent Schools Inspectorate in the UK and an Academic Associate at University College London where he teaches on the MBA (International) Education. Simon is currently working at the Council of International Schools (CIS) in the role of Director (School Evaluation and Development) overseeing all aspects of school evaluation, accreditation and development globally for over 750 schools.
Speaking about Simon’s appointment, Frank Maassen Group CEO of Cognita, said: “With a highly relevant background, diverse experiences and his inclusive personality, Simon had a strong and positive impact on Cognita during his previous tenure. He was the architect of our Cognita Educational Model and a key driver in transforming our organisation.
“Our aims to provide excellence in holistic education and to further strengthen our interconnected global family remain indisputable. Simon will lead that strategy, delivering the highest possible quality of education for our 60,000+ students and focusing on our outstanding teachers, with a continued emphasis on a research-based and future ready curriculum, delivered in a most modern and inspiring way. I am thrilled that Simon will play a key role in our exciting journey ahead.”
Commenting on his return, Simon Camby said: “I am delighted to be returning to Cognita. I truly believe that there is so much more that our global family can achieve by working collectively and collaboratively. The pandemic has and is changing schools and their respective communities, which necessitates revised ambition, direction and energy. This will always be rooted in doing the very best for the students in our care. I look forward to continuing on this journey together in the months and years ahead.”