Lizzie has a BEd (Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University as well as the National Professional Headship Qualification (NPQH) from the National College of School Leadership. Beginning her career in Wales then continuing in London, Lizzie taught at primary schools in Westminster and later Richmond upon Thames as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and Deputy Head Teacher. Whilst in Richmond, Lizzie was asked to carry out interim headships in two primary schools, which she enjoyed immensely. After having children, Lizzie worked as a Workforce Development Consultant for Richmond Local Authority. This involved delivering conferences on workforce reform to Headteachers and Governing Bodies. In 2007, Lizzie and her family moved to Dubai where she took up the post of Deputy Head Teacher at Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS)– Arabian Ranches. Lizzie remained at JESS until taking up the post of Primary Headteacher at JAS in 2017.
Colette completed her BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and her PGCE in Science Teaching at the University of Sussex. She taught on the south coast of England in a local comprehensive and then at Roedean School for Girls for a total of thirteen years, teaching KS3 through to A’ Level chemistry. From here, Colette moved to Bermuda in 1995 where she taught science (KS3) and chemistry (KS4 and KS5) at Saltus Grammar School. During this time, Colette completed her Master of Education degree in Educational Management and Leadership. Moving on to Dubai, Colette taught at the English College and Rashid School for Boys until she moved to Jumeirah English Speaking School as head of Science in the newly opened school. Within two years, Colette was promoted to assistant headteacher in charge of curriculum and has since become deputy headteacher in charge of curriculum and leader responsible for KS4.
Fiona completed her Bachelor of Education Degree at Didsbury School of Education in Manchester. She taught in England for 3 years before coming out to Dubai in 1992 where she worked in an Arabic school for one year as a Reception class teacher. Fiona joined Jebel Ali School in 1993 as a Reception class teacher. She held the post of Year Group Leader in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 before being promoted to the position of assistant headteacher at KS1. Fiona was promoted to Deputy Headteacher in 2017, she is a mum of three who have all attended Jebel Ali School.