Leadership Team & Teachers | Regent International School Dubai, UAE
Leading with Empathy, Innovation and a Spirit of Excellence to Inspire Young Boys and Girls to Achieve their Dreams

Our Executive Leadership Team comprising our Board of Directors, Managing Directors and Senior Leadership Team are internationally recognised executives and education practitioners with over four decades in leadership, management, and education.


Dr. Neil Hopkin, FRSA

Director of Education of Fortes Education

Mr. Jan-Stipek

Mr. Jan Stipek



Mr. David Williams

Vice Principal & Head of Primary


Mrs. Shakuntala Mankani

Founder, Fortes Education

Veena Mankani

Mrs. Veena Vaswani



Mr. Sanjay Mankani

Chairman & Managing Director Fortes Education

Ajay Mankani

Mr. Ajay Mankani

Vice Chair & Executive Director Fortes Education

Devika Mankani

Ms. Devika Mankani

Divisional Head & Managing Director Regent International School & Chief Positive Psychologist of Fortes Education

Katrina Mankani

Ms. Katrina Mankani

Divisional Head & Managing Director Sunmarke School; Director of Positive Education & Innovation of Fortes Education; & Managing Director Jumeirah International Nurseries

Steve Dobson

Mr. Steve Dobson

Head of Secondary


Ms. Sonia Fitzpatrick

Deputy Head of Secondary


Ms. Natalie Waterman

Deputy Head of Key Stage 2 & 3


Mr. Shane McLaughlin

Assistant Head of Primary

Matthew Flynn

Mr. Matthew Flynn

Deputy Head of EYFS & Key Stage 1

Joanne Leslie

Ms. Joanne Leslie

Deputy Head of EYFS & Key Stage 1


Ms. Leonie Holness

Assistant Headteacher - Inclusion

Kayleigh sumner

Dr. Kayleigh Sumner

Assistant Headteacher - Positive Education & Wellbeing

Troy Ellison

Mr. Troy Ellison

Head of ICT & Computing

Colette Kelly

Ms. Colette Kelly

Head of PE & Sports

Imededdine Allagui

Mr. Imededdine Allagui

Head of French

Nada Fathy

Ms. Nada Fathy

Deputy Head - Arabic & Islamic Studies & Arabic A Lead


Ms. Maiada Mohamed Gad

Arabic B Lead


Mr. Abd El Hadi Ramadan

Islamic Studies Lead


Ms. Faye McLaughlin

Inclusion Manager


Mr. Scott Poulton

Primary PE - Lead


Ms. Elizabeth Harvey

EYFS & Key Stage 1 - English Lead


Mr. Thomas Burnett

EYFS & Key Stage 1 - Maths Lead

Jodie Boyle

Ms. Jodie Boyle

EYFS & Key Stage 1 - Science Lead


Ms. Alexandra Edward

EYFS & Primary - Positive Education Lead

Alexandra Wray

Ms. Alexandra Wray

Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 - English Lead

Lauren Watkins

Ms. Lauren Watkins

Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 - Maths Lead

Nicole Waterman

Ms. Nicole Waterman

Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 - Science Lead

Jack Winston

Mr. Jack Winston

Secondary - English & Humanities Lead

Mishal Rahim

Ms. Mishal Rahim

Secondary - Maths & Science Lead


Ms. Grace Stewart

Secondary - Positive Education Lead


Mr. Jonathan Cahill

Year 6 Lead

Lucy Deeley

Ms. Lucy Deeley

Year 4 Lead

Hannah Browne

Ms. Hannah Browne

Year 3 Lead


Ms. Rachael Ferguson

Year 2 Lead

Jessica Palm

Ms. Jessica Palm

Year 1 Lead


Ms. Victoria Porter

FS2 Lead

Jessica Parkin

Ms. Jessica Parkin

FS1 Lead


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, hail 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) in every initiative they undertake.  

We incorporate empathy and compassion at every step and more importantly, we prioritise each child’s wellbeing so they develop a deep-rooted love for learning and acquire skills to direct their own learning. 

My child is really happy at Regent.

He knows this is a safe and fun environment, his feels loved and nourished,

and his mental wellbeing always comes first.

Liudmila Oberfeld, Regent Parent

My kids love the school! Teachers and staff are approachable,

friendly, and ready to listen to our concerns and

always address our children's individual needs! Highly recommended!

Nagham Ezzeddine, Regent Parent

Each day at the school has been amazing for my daughter.

She loves learning new things and

Regent provides the right opportunities for her.

Nazish Khan, Regent Parent

It was an honour to have enriching interactions with the students and nurturers of Regent on their unique platform,

Think & Thrive. I was impressed by the students’ perceptive and mature observations and questions.

Suparna Menon, Partner MEA, IBM iX, Guest Speaker

Possibilities are infinite at Regent. There are no limits to letting my child's imagination grow.

He has become ambitious in his thinking and outlook, which is great.

Children are encouraged to take chances, try anything and not be afraid.

John Wesley, Regent Parent

Regent is an amazing school with great facilities and an exceptional learning environment for all year groups and ages.

The strong sense of community makes Regent more than just a place to study

Jayden Dowson, Head Boy

Very strong curriculum with rich learning opportunities that has a positive impact on the child's progress.

KHDA Report

The quality of curriculum provided by the school is outstanding.

It is broad and balanced, and enriched by a wide range of extracurricular activities.

A thematic approach is used across the school to develop learning through connections across subjects, context and the pupils’ passions.

BSO Inspection Report
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