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At The English College Dubai, our staff members strive to give each child the best level of education possible not just in academic training but also in terms of character formation, developing the whole personality and awakening new interests so that when our students leave our school we can expect them to become effective, happy and responsible members of society.

Mark Ford


Dr Fahd Kahlaoui

Vice Principal – Academic Head

Mr David Wilcock

Head of Primary School (FS 1 to Yr 5)

Mr Daryl Sims

Head of Middle School (Year 6-9)

Ms Emily Hopkinson

Head of Senior School (Yr 10-13)

Mr Ahmed Ibrahim

Teacher of Islamic (A and B) – Years 1 to 6

Mrs Anu Kaushik

Learning Support Assistant – Years 4 and 5

Mrs Emma West

Class Teacher – FS1

Ms Brenda Duddy

Primary Teacher – Year 1

Mrs Cath Yandle

Class Teacher – Year 4

Mrs Fatma Elsayed

Teacher of Arabic B

Mrs Julie Newson

Learning Support Assistant – Years 2 and 3

Mrs Kate Richards

Primary Receptionist

Mrs Buddhika Abeytunga

Learning Support Assistant – FS2

Ms Laura Ryan

Primary Teacher – Year 3

Mr Mathew Budd

Deputy Head of Primary School

Mrs Nehad Ibrahim

Teacher of Arabic and Islamic A

Mrs Rhoda Lugtu

Learning Support Assistant – FS1

Mr Ross De Goede

Class Teacher – Year 2

Mrs Sanuja George

Learning Support Assistant – Year 1

Mrs Anne Kurian

Class Teacher – FS2

Ms Zoe Wilson

Class Teacher – Year 5

Mrs Helen Mercer

Learning Support Assistant

Ms Holly Fitzgibbon

Primary Teacher – Year 1

Mr Mark Wallace

Learning Support Assistant

Ms Vicky Philips

Primary Teacher – Year 6 and Music Teacher

Ms Megan Bellfield

Class Teacher – FS 1

Ms Maxine McGregor

Primary Teacher – Year 5

Ms AnnaBrophy

Primary Teacher – Year 1

Mrs Sharon Percy

Class Teacher – FS2

Mr Douglas Kane

Head of English

Mr Daniel Betney

Teacher of English

Ms Stephanie Gaskill

Deputy Head of English (KS3 Lead and Literacy Coordinator)

Ms Shahima Khatun

Teacher of English and Media

Ms Zikia Fazalan

Teacher of English

Ms Sophie Marren

Teacher of English

Ms Chloe Browne

Teacher of English

Mrs Rabia Ahmed

Inclusion Leader

Mrs Ayesha Zeb Inaam

Inclusion Governor (Speech Therapist)

Ms Christiana Ejikem

Learning Support Assistant

Ms Jody Hancock

Teacher of Mathematics

Mr Riccardo McMahon

Deputy Head of Middle School

Ms Rashida Tribak

Teacher of Mathematics

Ms Fiona Davidson

Head of Mathematics

Mrs Joan O’Reilly

Teacher of Mathematics

Mr Anuj Aggarwal

Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs Mirela Haias

Teacher of Mathematics

Mr Ian Murphy

Teacher of Science

Mr Jack Kenwright

Teacher of Physics

Mr Mike Edmonds

Deputy Head of Senior School

Mr Peter Haagensen

Head of Science (Chemistry Lead)

Ms Jena Kalia

Teacher of Biology

Mr Krishan Talsania

Teacher of Chemistry

Mr Huw Humphreys

Teacher of Biology

Mr Abdi Handuleh

Head of Physics

Mrs Samantha Rowberry-Green

Head of Drama

Mr Barry Chaters

Deputy Head of Middle School

Ms Mary Katherine Garvey

Music Teacher

Mr Ryan Beasant

Head of Whole School Physical Education

Ms Verity Alexander

Teacher of Physical Education

Mrs Gemma Marar

Teacher of Physical Education – Senior Pastoral Intervention

Ms Chelsea Bean

Teacher of Art

Ms Adrienne Beacon

Head of Art and Design

Ms Laura Murphy

Careers Advisor

Ms Jade Ashcraft


Mrs Islam Abdul Karim

Teacher of Islamic

Mrs Philippa Stumbles

Teacher of Humanities

Ms Danielle Ayre

Deputy Head of Senior School

Mr James Blocksidge

Head of Geography and AG&T Coordinator

Mrs Douaa Nejmah

Head of Islamic Studies

Mrs Kirsty Roberts

Head of History, Government and Law

Ms Glenda Clark

Head of Moral Education – Teacher of Psychology

Ms Maria Papayiannis

Teacher of Geography

Ms Farah Khan

Head of Social Studies

Ms Sarah Braban

Head of Travel & Tourism and BTEC Coordinator

Ms Charlotte Bagnall

Teacher of Social Sciences

Ms Sophie Hibbert

Head of Politics and Extended Project Coordinator

Ms Hodan Mohamed

Head of Psychology and Sociology

Ms Lisa-Marie Volcere

Head of MFL, French Teacher

Mr Laith Al Muaalla

Head of Arabic Department

Mrs Radwa El Ghazawy

Teacher of Arabic B

Mr Abdul Rahman Youssef

Teacher of Arabic A

Mrs Amina Awad

Teacher of Arabic B

Mrs Sahar Bashir Ibrahim

Arabic Intervention Coordinator

Ms Sonia Masip-Tello

Teacher of Spanish

Mr Aadam Aswat

Teacher of Economics

Mr Zakaira Mohamed

Teacher of Economics

Mr Anthony Moran

Head of ICT and Computer Science

Ms Zunera Zaman

Teacher of ICT and Computer Science

Ms Jill Duncan

Head of Business Studies and Economics

Mr Daniel Harrison

Head of Media Studies

Mrs Charley Hafiz

Teacher of Business and Economics

Mrs Resmi Manjush

Laboratory Technician

Mrs Jenny Apelo


Mrs Monaliza Rajapaksha

Art Technician

Mrs Remya Sreejithkumar

Laboratory Technician

Mrs Cherryl Beekhuijsen


Mr Mohammad Fakruddin

Facility and Procurement Officer

Mr Gopa Gopinathan

IT Manager

Ms Hazel Flores


Mrs Caroline MacDonald

Admissions & Parent Liaison

Ms Lisa Denham

Operations Manager

Ms Britta Buche

Marketing & Communications Manager

Mr Abdul Qadeer


Mrs Valerie Toby

MIS-Academic Secretary

Mrs Windy Chua

Senior Accountant

Mrs Amy Sellers

Secondary Receptionist

Mrs Manjumole PK

School Nurse

Mrs Tricel Aspuria

School Nurse

Mrs Hala Noori

Arabic and Administrative Secretary

Mr Rolando Lozano

IT Technician

Ms Irish Estanislao

Senior HR/Admin Coordinator

Mr Nazeer Assanapath

Office Assistant

Mrs Debbie Kane

Examinations Officer