David Porritt

  • Principal

Along with being our Principal, David is currently working to complete his doctorate in Leadership at UCL Institute of Education exploring the use of coaching by school leaders. David has been a Headteacher and Principal for 20 years in the UK, Singapore, The Netherlands, and China. He holds an MBA in Educational Leadership (International) a Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring and has facilitated 7 cohorts of international teaching staff through the International Programme for Middle Leaders in partnership with COBIS & NCTL.

David undertook several OfSTED inspections as a team inspector between 2004 and 2009 and more recently for the Independent Schools Inspectorate. He was a member of the Board of Management of the British School in The Netherlands, and as Head, has been an executive member of COBIS and FOBISIA.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. Immediately prior to taking up the role at Amity International School Amsterdam, he was working as an executive coach and consultant for clients in a variety of business, faith and education sectors.

Outside of school, David is a keen road cyclist and musician. He plays in a band when time allows in his Church and enjoys long rides with friends in a cycling club.