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Katie Tomlinson

Head of Primary - Sri KDU International School, Malaysia

Katie Tomlinson is currently the Head of Primary at Sri KDU International School, Malaysia.  She has been a Primary Headteacher for 15 years and prior to Primary School Leadership, she was a Year 6 teacher for 11 years.

Whilst Katie is, and always will be, a Primary practitioner at heart, her role within school life has diversified into Leadership Development Coaching, Safeguarding, Transition and Curriculum Development.

As the parent of two teenagers, Katie is passionate about building and growing potential within children and young people whilst also concentrating on their wellbeing and positive mental health as they transit through the stages in their lives.

Katie has been the Chair of the Primary Heads AIMS (Association of International Malaysian Schools) Network since 2018; a voluntary organisation which facilitates student and staff events, training and builds school collaboration.

She is also one of the founding Network Leaders for WomenEd Malaysia.  WomenEd is a global grassroots movement that connects aspiring and existing women leaders in education and gives women leaders a voice in education.

Katie has written a number of articles about Transition, CPD and School Development for online education magazines, including TES International and International School Research Magazine.