Mr. Matthew Flynn
Deputy Head of EYFS & Key Stage 1
Since joining Regent in August 2015, Mr. Flynn has taken on a variety of roles that have allowed him to build on his previous leadership experiences in the UK – joining the Senior Leadership Team at RIS in 2018. As part of his wide-ranging roles and responsibilities, he oversees the signature programs including Performing Arts and Environment and Sustainability, data analysis through Power BI and parental engagement through the Friends of Regent International School (FRIS).
Over the past few years, he has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to developing himself in order to improve opportunities for those around him. He achieved a first class in his MA (Educational Leadership) with a focus on development opportunities for middle and senior leaders within Dubai. A theme continued to explore and develop his interest by training as an NPQ (National Professional Qualifications) Assessor and in-turn regularly supports colleagues in achieving industry-standard qualifications. Additionally, he is trained to inspect international schools following the British Schools Overseas (BSO) framework, this experience supports his understanding of how to effectively contribute to the continued success of Regent.
As an educator, he is passionate about helping young children develop not only academically but also supporting them to acquire the personal skills necessary to ensure that they leave RIS ready for the next stage in their lives. Mr. Flynn believes for a school to be successful; they have to offer an experience that children cannot get elsewhere. At the core of this should be ensuring that pupils become confident, motivated, and respectful young citizens who are able to make effective contributions to our world.
Speaking to parents of children he has worked with since he started at Regent, they often comment about the level of independence, consideration, and determination their children develop during their time at Regent. He thoroughly enjoys playing a small part in this, and working in collaboration with pupils, their parents, and teachers to drive continuous improvement.