Leadership Team

Atima Joshi (Principal)

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Atima Joshi is an experienced educator and has been a part of the EtonHouse Education Group since 2003. She has held various leadership positions including Principal (Middleton International School), Vice-Principal of EtonHouse International School – Broadrick and International Baccalaureate Primary Years’ Programme (IBPYP) Coordinator, Coordinator positions for different subject areas as well as grade level coordinator roles. Atima is an approved IB educator and consultant. She has also held the Chair position for Singapore-Malaysia International Baccalaureate PYP Network. She is regularly invited to speak in regional educational conferences across the Asia-Pacific region, deliver professional development workshops for educators and has been a member of various pedagogical committees and academic boards. In her various positions as classroom and subject teacher, she has taught students in various age ranges including early years.  

Atima holds a Masters in Education from Australia and is a firm believer in lifelong learning and continual growth. Her passion, creativity and enthusiasm have enabled her to create holistic learning environments that have nurtured and inspired her students, staff and parent community.  

You may find her curiously exploring bugs with children or splashing in puddles with them amidst joyful peals of laughter! A strong believer in the power of curiosity, positive psychology and mindfulness, Atima believes in savouring life as it comes!

Matthew Scott (Vice Principal)

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Matthew has been a part of the Middleton community since 2018. He is an experienced Educational Leader both in Melbourne and Singapore. He has a passion for lifelong learning which has seen him acquire a Bachelor of Education from Melbourne University, a Masters of Education from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma of Psychology from Monash University and a Graduate Certificate in Education (IB, PYP). He is a Google Certified Educator, Apple Teacher and graduate of Positive Neuroplasticity Training.

Matthew is an active member in the broader educational context, from speaking at conferences, to authoring eBooks and mentoring teachers. Recent speaking engagements include the SJI Wellbeing Conference (Singapore), CSA State Conference (Victoria), Digicon and PESA (Melbourne). He has experience working with multiple curriculum models, and has spent time developing national curriculum resources for Australian schools as well being a consultant regarding 21st Century pedagogy across the state of Victoria.

Matthew believes in a socio-constructivist approach to teaching and learning. He is driven by the desire to provide strong academic rigour, coupled with developing key dispositions and thinking routines that support students to be lifelong learners and compassionate citizens. Matthew’s ambition is to see all students flourish, through both academic and social/emotional learning.

Personally, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He has a passion for travelling and living an active lifestyle. On weekends he can be found running, walking, swimming and playing sports with his children.

Martin Hughes (External Member)

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons, Oxon), PGCE

Martin Hughes has been a member of the EtonHouse family since 2007. He brings many years of experience as Principal both from his native UK since 1990 and internationally in China where he was the Founding Principal at EtonHouse International School Wuxi. He had a gap of three years to set an all through international school in Xi’an.  There, he oversaw the school acquiring the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) authorisation just two years after opening, as well as authorisation to run the Cambridge IGCSE and oversaw the rapid growth of the school to nearly 300 students.  In his time with EtonHouse, he has led schools in China to successful Middle Years Programme (MYP) authorisation and reauthorisation in the Primary Years Programme (PYP). He has now joined EtonHouse in Singapore and feels privileged to be Principal at EtonHouse International School Broadrick.

Martin has a strong academic background, having won a scholarship to study at Oxford University and being Proxime to the University’s prize for the best undergraduate research in Geography.

Martin always seeks to put the needs of the students at the centre of the decision-making process. As a leader, he is keen to build on the strengths of the school and work in collaboration with the community of students, parents and staff. He believes that it is the strength of the relationships and the team, coupled with a clear vision of the school’s direction, that forms the cornerstone of a good school.