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Appointment of new Head of Head of School

 

Dr Sandro Spiteri has been announced as San Anton School`s next Head of School, succeeding Dr Joe Gauci.

Dr Spiteri brings extensive experience to the headship position and decades of involvement as a key player in the field of education both locally and internationally.

He returns to the San Anton School community where early in his career he spent 8 years as teacher of Maltese, Head of Department of Maltese and Religion and a member of the School’s Senior Management Team.

He then moved on to lead national programmes as National Co-ordinator within the Foundation for Educational Services where he piloted various EU-funded projects and worked with UNESCO on various initiatives in Malta and other countries to expand family literacy. In 2001 he founded the Malta Writing Programme which eventually became the first affiliate site in Europe of the National Writing Project in the USA. Dr Spiteri has lectured at the University of Malta since 1994 on a broad range of subjects regarding methodology, educational policy and teacher professionalism.

Previous senior management positions in the education sector include being a state college principal, Director for Quality Assurance and Director for Curriculum Management and Elearning, and Head of Quality Assurance within the National Commission for Further and Higher Education. In these roles, he also pioneered a number of policies and initiatives.

Dr Spiteri holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics by the University of Malta, specializing in Maltese writing methodology and in 2017 was awarded a Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the UCL Institute of Education, London, with a thesis on: ‘Developing a Quality Enhancement Culture in Maltese Education.’

He has also worked as a consultant on quality assurance and accreditation both nationally and internationally and is an Associate of the Robert Owen Centre at the University of Glasgow. From 2018 to 2020 he chaired the Board of Governors of Verdala International School.

"It is such an honour to be back at San Anton School after 19 years. My eight years teaching here were a key professional formative experience that marked all my subsequent service. I look forward to leading a dynamic team, to re-imagine the San Anton School Ethos for the 21st century," commented Dr Spiteri on his appointment.

 

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