Leadership - Regent International School | British Curriculum | Best School in Dubai
Inspiring Greatness through Empathy, Innovation and Excellence

Our Senior Leadership Team members are internationally recognised education practitioners with deep expertise in teaching and learning, school administration and governance, and curriculum delivery and assessment. They empower and inspire our teachers to engage in cross disciplinary, active and collaborative teaching. The team is further guided by a passionate Board of Directors with over three decades of experience in building and managing schools.

Regent International School Ecoventure

Regent is an outstanding school

and provides an outstanding quality of education for pupils from three to 11 years

BSO Inspection Report

Very strong Curriculum with rich learning opportunities

that has an impact on the child's progress.

KHDA Report

We learn to sing and to use our voices, to create and compose music.

We even have the opportunity to learn how to play different musical instruments. Our music teachers are very talented. They even taught some of us how to floss.

RIS student

With an amazing senior leadership team and experienced educators,

a Regent education is interactive and collaborative – they truly make primary school a memorable experience.

Former RIS Parent

My school feels like home.

I love coming to school every day.

RIS student

Possibilities seem infinite at Regent.

There are no limits in my child’s imagination about what he can do. Children are encouraged to take chances, try anything and not be afraid.

RIS Parent

The strong sense of community makes Regent more than just a great place for study,

it’s a great place to socialise and make new friends.

Head Girl 2018-19

Regent has given my daughter a new start.

This school has encouraged her to gain confidence and to express herself despite mistakes. The teachers are always available to help and laugh with her.

RIS Parent

We have a diverse leadership team at Regent with different responsibilities all inspired by one common purpose – to do what’s right for our students.

​​Our educators have taught at leading schools globally, come from top-ranked universities in the UK, and constantly hone and enhance their skills with our Continued Professional Development initiatives.

We encourage teachers to take risks, make creative choices and innovate to keep improving our education and keep Regent at the forefront of cutting-edge teaching.

Our entire leadership team and our teachers live, teach, and practise the principles of Positive Education (PosEd). We incorporate empathy and compassion into every interaction with our students. More importantly, we prioritise each child’s wellbeing so they develop a deep-rooted love for learning and acquire skills to self-direct their own learning.

Mrs. Shakuntala Mankani
Founder & Chairperson - Fortes Education
Mr. Sanjay Mankani
Managing Director
Mr. Ajay Mankani
Executive Director
Mrs. Veena Vaswani
Co-Founder, Director
Director of Positive Education & Chief Innovation Officer
Chief Psychologist
Mr. David Williams
Acting Principal
Mr. Steve Dobson
Head of Key Stage 2 & 3
Mrs. Natalie Waterman
Deputy Head of Key Stage 2
Mrs. Joanne Leslie
Deputy Head of EYFS & Key Stage 1
Mr. Matthew Flynn
Acting Deputy Head of EYFS & Key Stage 1
Mrs. Leonie Holness
Assistant Head Teacher - Inclusion
MS. Colette Kelly
Head of PE & Sports
Mr. Troy Ellison
Head of ICT & Computing
Mr. Imededdine Allagui
Head of French
MS. Jessica Walkinshaw
Head of Music
Mrs. Ibtihaje Senne
Head of Arabic & Islamic Studies
Ms. Nada Fathy
Deputy Head - Arabic & Islamic Studies & Arabic A Lead
Mrs. Farah El Halabi
Arabic B Lead
Mr. Abd El Hadi Ramadan
Islamic Studies Lead
Ms. Lorna Rowsell
Key Stage 2 - Maths Lead
Ms. Emily Child
Key Stage 2 - Science Lead
Ms. Naomi Jones
Key Stage 2 - English Lead
Ms. Victoria Porter
EYFS & Key Stage 1 - Maths Lead
Ms. Hannah Browne
EYFS & Key Stage 1 - English Lead
Mrs. Seema Morjaria
EYFS & Key Stage 1 - Science Lead
Mrs. Rachael Leacy
Year 6 Lead
Ms. Alexandra Wray
Year 5 Lead
Mr. Shane McLaughlin
Year 4 Lead
Mrs. Stephanie Williams
Year 3 Lead
Ms. Yeliz Sonmez
Year 2 Lead
Mrs. Lucy Deeley
Year 1 Lead
Ms. Eram Mohayuddin
FS 2 Lead
Ms. Claire Martin
FS 1 Lead
Dr. Kayleigh Sumner
Head of Positive Education & Wellbeing
To learn about Regent, our education, unique Signature programmes, Positive Education ethos, extracurricular activities, speak to our Admissions Team who will put you in touch with our Senior Leadership Team.
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