Newlands School
Al-Warqa'a 1

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Governance at Newlands

The Governing Body (GB) at Newlands has prime responsibility for quality assurance, working closely with the Principal to ensure that they have the right systems in place.

The Governing Body includes parental and independent representatives alongside the owners in order to set the timescale, responsibilities, key tasks and deliverables for the Quality Assurance cycles.

  • Nasreen Kasuri

Chair Person

  • Kasim Kasuri

Co Chair

  • Lawrence Burke

Chief Education Advisor

  • Rizwan Sheikh

Regional Director – MENA

  • Kamil Aziz

Director International Division

  • Ralph Tabberer

Owner and Chief Executive of BBD Education

Professor Ralph Tabberer CB is one of Newland’s Board of Governors and is also the Owner and Chief Executive of BBD Education.

A highly successful career in education, led to his appointment in 2000, as Chief Executive of the TTA (Teacher Training Agency) and was the UK’s most senior official for schools under Tony Blair – UK’s Prime Minister at the time.

He was made Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath by Her Majesty The Queen in 2008.

He is highly regarded as a leading light in terms of education globally and is passionate about helping young people achieve their dreams by using education.

Goals: to work with parents and schools who strive to find the adult, the character and the ambition in every child

Specialities: Management and leadership, corporate governance, training, information technology, parent and student engagement, performance and data management system

  • Jane Whitby

Founding Principal – Newlands School, Dubai

Mrs. Jane Whitby is one of Newland’s Schools’ Board of Governors and is also the Principal of Newlands School.

A successful career in education, in the UK and the Middle East, led to her appointment in 2017, as Newlands School’s Founding Principal.

She is regarded as a passionate educator, a people person and a person of determination.

Goals: To work with children, teachers and parents to ensure that children are happy, challenged, listened to and taught the 21st Century skills needed so that they might grow and successfully compete in an ever changing world.

Specialities: School start-ups, Systems and Infrastructure, Management and Leadership, Teacher Training: SCITT, Parent and Student Engagement & Raising Achievement.

  • Sneha Cherian

Parent – Newlands School, Dubai