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Welcoming Shaun McInerney




We are delighted to announce the appointment of Shaun McInerney who will be joining UWC Atlantic as Director of Learning Innovation in August 2019.  


This is a new position that underpins our mission to reclaim our position as the flagship College of the UWC movement, recognised for the radical and experimental spirit that defines our history and drives our impact on the world.


Shaun developed his passion as an educator as a Teacher of Economics at UWC Atlantic (1999-2003). In subsequent global school leadership roles he applied both his UWC experience, and his passion for developing aspiring young changemakers, to a range of start-up schools in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu and in the UK state sector.  


Shaun was the founding Principal, and latterly Executive Principal, of *The Studio, an innovative Studio school for 14-19 year olds based in Liverpool’s tech quarter, The Baltic Triangle.  Here he pioneered a successful approach to Project Based Learning which builds entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills and student leadership.  Ofsted rated the personal development of students at the Studio as ‘Outstanding’.

Shaun says “I am looking forward immensely to returning to UWC Atlantic to work with exceptional colleagues across the UWC movement, to shape programmes, pedagogy and practice and continue its pioneering educational tradition.  I am also relishing the opportunity to work with such talented students helping them harness their passion, understand their purpose and realise their potential, while equipping them with the professional skills they need to make a positive impact on the world and act for the common good.”

Principal, Peter T. Howe adds “We are looking forward to welcoming Shaun to the UWC Atlantic community. Shaun will play a pivotal role and we are very fortunate that he will be joining the Leadership team at such an exciting time to lead on curriculum development, strengthening our educational team as we spearhead the evolution of the new International Baccalaureate Development Programme, re-imagining and re-engineering the programme to suit a new century with its own unique and complex challenges. Shaun’s experience, vision and ‘Passion, Purpose and Profession’ methodology is focused on helping students to better understand how today’s world works, their place within it and how they can develop their own personal vision and purpose to create impact.”


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