Mr. Patrick Kwesi Essiam

Curriculum Manager

Mr. P. K. Essiam has extensive experience as a professional teacher with a career spanning 40 years in 4 different countries – Ghana, Nigeria, UK and the Gambia. Within these countries, he was a Teacher, Director of Studies, Head of Department, Headmaster and Principal.

During the conversations and discussions on Reform Act of 1988, which became the basis of General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), Mr. Essiam served on 2 committees in London Borough of Redbridge. When the Assessment Department of Cambridge University decided to offer the same service, GCSE became International Certificate of Secondary Education, IGCSE.

Having obtained his post graduate qualification in Education at Kings College University of London, he also did a special programme in Educational Management and Administration at the Institute of Education, University of London. Mr. Essiam has been involved in International Education to date. As Curriculum Manager, his role, among others, is to ensure that good professional practice plays out in the classroom; teachers respond to the varied and diverse needs of learners, especially slow learners; and that teachers use lesson plans and learning objectives as categorical imperative. He also performs annual appraisals of teachers and train teachers to become reflective practitioners. The above represents his modest contribution towards the international profile of Merton as the school of choice for discerning parents.

‘Established in 1998, Merton International Primary and School profiles a student body which are buoyant in their physical activity, keen in their cognitive reception, practical in their application and pliant to the values that underscore the finest qualities of the World Citizen.’