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A New Era For English College

A New Era For English College

The English College is one of Dubai’s oldest and we could say, most loved institutions, yet the school has seen more than its fair share of ‘ups and downs’... Read On

GEMS Nations Academy: Tom Farquhar

GEMS Nations Academy: Tom Farquhar

“This is the capstone of my career,” says Farquhar. “Why? Because here you can really do something. It’s future focused. This is hard for well-established schools. They tend to... Read On

The Clarion Interview: What is a Progressive Education?

The Clarion Interview: What is a Progressive Education?

What is a ‘progressive curriculum?’ How does it work? What exactly will it mean for my child? While most of the new schools set to open this month are... Read On

WSA meets Innoventures’ CEO, Poonam Bhojani

WSA meets Innoventures’ CEO, Poonam Bhojani

“In this country, if you can dream it, you can do it,” says Poonam Bhojani CEO of Innoventures Education, a woman who certainly must dream very ‘big.’ With four... Read On

Opinion: Profit, if Measured, Doesn’t Have to be a Dirty Word

Opinion: Profit, if Measured, Doesn’t Have to be a Dirty Word

Cecil Rhodes coined the phrase “philanthropy plus five percent” and that has guided my approach to the subject of private education. Of course investors expect to get some return... Read On

Hartland International Video Tour, Introducing Fiona Cottam

Hartland International Video Tour, Introducing Fiona Cottam

The WhichSchoolAdvisor.com guided video tour of Hartland International School, with comments from Fiona Cottam, the new principal of Hartland International School For the first review of the school, go... Read On

One Year In: Mike Lambert – Dubai College

One Year In: Mike Lambert – Dubai College

As the academic year draws to a close, we thought it was about time WhichSchoolAdvisor.com caught up with Dubai College principal, Mike Lambert, to discover how his first year... Read On

Next Generation School Dubai: An Interview with the Principal

Next Generation School Dubai: An Interview with the Principal

With the news the brand new American/Islamic dual-curriculum school- New Generation School (NGS) is set to open in Dubai this summer, we ask the principal Dr Sheryl Steinberg Abukar,... Read On

A Family Affair: Sunmarke School

A Family Affair: Sunmarke School

Sanjay Mankani doesn’t usually do interviews. But then again, it’s not every day that his company, Fortes, launches a premium British curriculum school at exceedingly affordable prices. Not only... Read On

The Essence Of (School) Life: Jebel Ali School

The Essence Of (School) Life: Jebel Ali School

Talk to the staff, parents or students at Jebel Ali Primary School, (both past and present), about their ‘little school on the hill,’ and they all talk at some... Read On

WSA’s Principal Questions: Community Schools

WSA’s Principal Questions: Community Schools

Open any school website and chances are you’ll find somewhere in the ‘bumpf’ it calls itself a ‘community school.’ But, have you ever thought about what this really means for... Read On

A Modern Guru – Mohan Valrani

A Modern Guru – Mohan Valrani

“Education is very spiritual… in fact, do you know the word for teacher in Sanskrit is ’Guru?,’ Mohan Valrani co-founder and Managing Director of the Al Shirawi Group of Companies... Read On

An Interview with Mark & Samantha Steed: A Principal Couple

An Interview with Mark & Samantha Steed: A Principal Couple

It’s relatively common for teaching couples to take up the challenge of an expat posting and many schools actively seek couples when recruiting.  What is less common, though, is... Read On

Boarding School Exhibition: We Talk To Bedstone

Boarding School Exhibition: We Talk To Bedstone

This weekend, Dubai will welcome the Anderson Education ‘Boarding School Exhibition’ which will see 22 of the UK’s top boarding schools in town to meet and greet potential parents.... Read On

The WSA Interview: Ros Marshall, CEO, Taaleem

The WSA Interview: Ros Marshall, CEO, Taaleem

In the first of a series of interviews with school leaders from across the UAE, WhichSchoolAdvisor.com met Ros Marshall, the CEO of Taaleem, to discuss education within the emirates,... Read On

Varkey: The 500,000,000 Dollar Man

Varkey: The 500,000,000 Dollar Man

In an interview and profile in April’s Forbes Asia magazine GEMS Education boss, Sunny Varkey, who made Forbes’ Billionaire List for the first time this year with an estimated... Read On