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Nick Alchin

Head of College

Nick has taught in holistic, values-driven schools since 1995, first teaching Theory of Knowledge and Mathematics at UWCSEA Dover and subsequently at the International School of Geneva in Switzerland. After working as Director of IB at Sevenoaks School, UK, and as Dean of Studies at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, Nick returned to Singapore to lead a team establishing the UWCSEA East High School in 2012 as the High School Principal. He took up the post of Head of College in August 2022. Ex-IB Chief Assessor for Theory of Knowledge globally and ex-Vice Chair of the IB Examining Board, he is a textbook author, IB examiner, workshop leader and consultant who writes and speaks widely on various educational matters.

Nick has a bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, postgraduate certificates in Engineering and Education from Wolfson College, Cambridge and Manchester College, Oxford and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the Open University.

An avid reader, Nick also enjoys running in the heat and evening walks in the cool. Ellie, his wife, is Director of Teaching and Learning on Dover Campus and together they enjoy travelling across the region, sampling new food, and enjoying the great outdoors wherever possible.

Nick’s blog Education, Schools and Culture is a reflection of his thinking and deep engagement on educational topics with his peers and community. You can also join the conversation with Nick on Twitter.

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