Principal's message


My name is Trudie Masterson and I am the Principal of Newton Lagoon. This is my eleventh year working for the Newton group and I was Principal at West Bay for four years and also at D Ring for four years.  Prior to coming to Qatar I was the Head of an independent prep school in London, Deputy Head in Surrey and Deputy Head of the independent girls’ school I, myself attended in Somerset.  I have taught Reception, English at primary and secondary, GCSE and A Level Psychology as well as some ICT and Geography.

I am passionate about education which stimulates, engages and develops critical thinkers. I believe that every child has an aspect of genius and it is our task as educators to unlock that door. Working in education is a privilege, not a right and those who choose to do the most important job in the world deserve the utmost of respect.

 I have owned my own language school in Germany, jumped out of an aeroplane on a few occasions and my passions are live music and driving fast cars!

Trudie Masterson BA(Hons) PGCE