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The Team Daniel Lewis

CEO, RSAcademics International

Daniel leads our international practice across all areas of our services to schools.  He has spent the past twenty years working in schools across three continents, in both teaching and leadership roles. Most recently he led the establishment of North London Collegiate School Dubai and was responsible for the project from its inception, through negotiation of the contract, the design, build and initial marketing, and into the first years of operation as Principal. In just two years he built the school roll to over 800 students, in a highly competitive local market.

In joining RSAcademics, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the context of running high-performing schools, and a truly international outlook and instinct. Having led the establishment of international schools in South Korea and the UAE, (as well as successfully leading the bid to establish NLCS in Singapore), he understands well the challenges and needs of start-up projects, particularly those with a pre-existing ‘brand’ – with detailed expertise in the areas of franchise/management agreement, school design,  marketing and admissions, recruitment of staff, and the establishment of an educational vision and ethos.

His experience in UK schools as a teacher and leader is extensive.  As a senior member of staff, Daniel has been responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategy and admissions policies and for leading the “Development Office” (fundraising).  He has also had responsibility for staff professional development as well as substantial experience in the recruitment of teachers and leaders.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis (when it’s sunny), going to the theatre (when it’s not too long) and, most of all, watching his sons playing various sports (in any weather).

“The analysis, honestly and positively, shared our shortcomings and then, with warmth and understanding, suggested steps forward. We would certainly work with RSAcademics in the future and can recommend them without hesitation.”

Dr David BurnettHeadmaster, The Royal School Dungannon