Dubai, UAE: One of Dubai’s most exciting new schools, Hartland International School, has announced some key appointments for the September 2015 opening. The building located in the Sobha Hartland area of Dubai, 3km from the Burj Khalifa and within the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City will be ready for occupation by early June 2015, in preparation for the School’s opening for the new academic year.
Jenny Stephen has been appointed as Executive Director who will lead the strong team of faculty and administration. Jenny previously headed South Hampstead High School for Girls, one of London’s highest-achieving independent girls’ day schools, which in her tenure was in the top five in the ‘Financial Times’ league table for academic success. The Primary School will be headed by Melissa McBride, who was the founding Headteacher of Wandsworth Preparatory School, London that achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating across all measures in the Department for Education inspection.
Commenting on Jenny’s appointment, Dr. Paul Silverwood, Founding Principal of Hartland International School said: “Schools need exceptional leaders that understand the needs of children and the appointment of Jenny will allow me as the Founding Principal to focus on the most important aspect of a school, which is to provide an environment that stimulates their curiosity and make learning fun. Every child will be able to discover their passion and pursue them, as they grow in confidence and share their talents with their friends and families.”
At Hartland International School, Jenny will focus her attention on strategic issues. Both the Principal and Executive Director will complement each other and strive to make the school the best in the UAE and the region.
“I am really excited about joining Hartland International School, this is a big move for me and I’m looking forward to working with the passionate team to create and provide an excellent experience for the children and parents. Hartland is a school where you want to be; as a pupil, a teacher, and as a parent; a place of learning and discovery, a place of creative thinkers and problem solvers, a place of laughter and friendship, a place where each child gets the individual attention that they deserve,” said Jenny Stephen the newly appointed Executive Director of Hartland International School.
Hartland International School is built by Sobha, one of Dubai’s top construction firms with a reputation worldwide for delivering high quality buildings and with significant experience in delivering ahead of schedule; with the flagship educational project in Dubai the group is making a commitment to the education of children in the UAE.
Defined by five pillars – Academic; Artistic and Creative; Sporting and Health; Leadership; Service; Hartland International School delivers ‘more than education’.
The school has already welcomed parents and children to its Discovery Centre, which has in-built classrooms and the latest educational technology on the fifth floor of the Sobha Sapphire Building on Al Khail Road. Parents, teachers and students can visit the Discovery Centre from 8.30am to 4.30pm Sunday to Thursday and Saturday by appointment.
© Press Release 2015
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