About Me

Malcolm Nicolson

Former Head (International Baccalaureate)

Malcolm Nicolson is the CEO of SAEE Schools & Infra and the director of Erimus Education. After teaching in the UK, Bahamas and Thailand, he became Head of MYP Development for the IB from 2007 till 2013 and Head of Diploma Programme Development from 2013 to 2015. Malcolm was responsible for curriculum development across MYP and DP.

He led the MYP curriculum development department through a relocation from Cardiff to The Hague, and initiated and directed MYP: the next chapter, the first whole programme review conducted by the IB. Malcolm designed the new curriculum as part of a high performing team, a conceptual model with an emphasis on ATL skills and authored History of the MYP (2010) and MYP: From principles into practice (2008, and pilot 2012). He was involved in the development of the new eAssessment model for the MYP.
As Head of Diploma Programme (DP) Development, he introduced ATL (Approaches to Learning) to the DP, revised all departmental review processes, and initiated research into student workload and flexibility in the DP. Malcolm authored DP: From principles into practice (2015) and worked with assessment colleagues to plan for the introduction of onscreen DP examinations.