Posted on September 14, 2015

Doha College is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Paul Young as the College’s new Senior Vice Principal, Head of Secondary. Principal Dr Steffen Sommer congratulated Mr Young on the appointment,which is effective from the start of this academic year.

“I am very proud to be making this announcement as Mr Young is a long-standing and highly valued member of the Doha College leadership team and community,” Dr Sommer said. “The role has more day-to-day responsibility within secondary as well as a greater connection with our primary school,” he said. “This is a well-deserved promotion as Mr Young has extensive experience with strategic developments, including new builds.”

Mr Young, who holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship, was previously Vice Principal of Curriculum and has been part of the Doha College senior leadership team for eight years. He replaces Ms Teresa Woulfe who has returned to the UK to further her studies. “I am looking forward to the challenge,” Mr Young said. “I have watched the school grow to become one of the leading educational institutions in the region and one which supports Qatar in achieving its vision for education,” he said. “It will be a pleasure to work with our new Principal, Dr Steffen Sommer, to deliver on our key priorities, including the construction of our new campus in 2018.”

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Mr Young joined Doha College as Head of Mathematics in 2006, moving across from the United Kingdom where he had worked with leadership teams for fifteen years. Mr Young lists the introduction of the digital learning programme among his greatest achievements at the school. “All of our students from Year 3 to 13 have an iPad to support their learning,” Mr Young said. “We are leading as far as digital technology is concerned and there are a lot of schools looking to see how we are running this programme.” “I have also led all of our accreditations and inspections at Doha College, the results of which have all been outstanding.”

Mr Young said his focus in this new role will be to continue to support Doha College to be a “world class educator”. “We want our students to continue to challenge themselves and to be accepted into the best universities around the world,” Mr Young said. “It is a matter of continuing to cement the fact that Doha College is recognised as a world leader for encouraging the development of outstanding students who have the initiative and wherewithal to go on to become world leaders themselves,” he said. Mr Young is joined in Doha by his wife Claire, who is also a Mathematics teacher at the College, and two of his three children. His daughter, a Doha College alumni, is now teaching in the UK.