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Top Schools in the UAE – The SchoolsCompared.com Awards Official Shortlist 2019

by Jon WestleyFebruary 14, 2019

School Principal of the Year – The Shortlist 2019

School Principal of the Year in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the UAE 2019

The following Principals, Heads and school leaders have all achieved short-listing for the 2019 SchoolsCompared.com Award for School Principal of the Year. 

School Principals play a pivotal role in the success of a school for children. They shape the evolution of a school and the relationships between parents, governance, teachers and the wider community that underpin a flourishing school.  

Each of the School Principals nominated here have achieved the extraordinary for their schools, often against the odds. They have each shown themselves willing to stand up for the needs of children and the families that rely on them against commercial pressures and easy solutions. They have inspired teaching faculty, owners, children and parents alike. They have steered schools on journeys that place the needs of the child centre stage in school life.

In the course of our journalism, and our visits to schools, each has inspired us and we have not left their schools without having a belief in them and their vocation to achieve for their schools and the children, teachers, owners and families that depend on them.  

Together they powerfully and sensitively guide the evolution of education in the UAE.

Each of them endeavours to provide added value to each child’s journey to ensure that every student leaves school meeting or exceeding baseline academic and whole child expectations.

All of the Principals shortlisted endeavour to deliver a benchmark for the best education for children available in the UAE within their schools.

The finalists and winner of the UAE Principal of the Year will be announced on 7 March 2019 at a glittering awards ceremony kindly hosted in association with Dubai Parks and Resorts, on a night that will bring together schools, their teachers and fellow leaders, to celebrate and recognise all that they collectively achieve for our children each year.  

Schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with outstanding school leadership

Chris Bromham, Uptown School – review here, and here

Iain Colledge, Raha International School – review here, and here

John Conway, Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys, Abu Dhabi – review here

David Cook, Repton School Dubai – review here, and here 

Fiona Cottam, Hartland International School – review here, and here 

Sasha Crabb, Victory Heights Primary School – review here, and here

Catherine Dando, Dubai English Speaking School – review here, and here

Rebecca Gray, Kings’ School Al Barsha – review here, and here

David Hicks, Dubai International School Al Barsha – review coming soon

Bede Higgins, Kings’ School Dubai – review here, and here

Rachel Higgins, GEMS Jumeirah Primary School – review here, and here 

Patrick Horne, British International School Abu Dhabi – review here, and here

Mark Leppard, MBE, British School Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi – review here, and here

Catherine McKeever, Gems Wellington Primary School – review here, and here

Mark Steed, Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Arabian Ranches – review here, and here

Simon O’ Connor, GEMS Jumeirah College – review here, and here 

Timothy Roberts, Raffles World Academy – review here, and here

 

NEXT Page: Outstanding Contribution to Education in the United Arab Emirates 2019, shortlist revealed

About The Author
Jon Westley
Jon Westley is the Editor of SchoolsCompared.com and WhichSchoolAdvisor.com UK. You can email him at jonathanwestley [at] schoolscompared.com