Leadership Team & Teachers | Regent International School Dubai, UAE
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.

Mrs. Shakuntala Mankani
Mrs. Veena Vaswani
Mr. Sanjay Mankani
Managing Director
Mr. Ajay Mankani
Executive Director
Mrs. Katrina Mankani
Director of Positive Education & Innovation, Managing Director Jumeirah International Nurseries
Mrs. Devika Mankani
Chief Positive Psychologist
Dr. Neil Hopkin
Executive Principal, Fortes Education
Mr. Jason King
Mr. David Williams
Head of Primary
Mrs. Catherine Hill
Deputy Head Teacher - Secondary Phase
Mr. Steve Dobson
Head of Key Stage 2 & Secondary
Mrs. Natalie Waterman
Deputy Head of Key Stage 2 & Secondary
Mrs. Joanne Leslie
Deputy Head of EYFS & Key Stage 1
Mr. Matthew Flynn
Deputy Head of EYFS & Key Stage 1
Mrs. Leonie Holness
Assistant Head Teacher - Inclusion
Dr. Kayleigh Sumner
Assistant Headteacher - Positive Education & Wellbeing
Mr. Blaise D'Souza
Operations Manager
MS. Colette Kelly
Head of PE & Sports
Mr. Troy Ellison
Head of ICT & Computing
Mr. Imededdine Allagui
Head of French
Ms. Anisa Bharmal
Head of Department - Music
Mrs. Ibtihaje Senne
Head of Arabic & Islamic Studies
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. Alexandra Wray
Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 - English Lead
Ms. Lauren Watkins
Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 - Maths Lead
Ms. Emily Child
Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 - Science Lead
Ms. Stephanie Ward
Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 - PosEd Lead
Ms. Ciccone Henry
EYFS & Key Stage 1 - English Lead
Ms. Victoria Porter
EYFS & Key Stage 1 - Maths Lead
Ms. Jodie Boyle
EYFS & Key Stage 1 - Science Lead
Ms. Danielle Hall
EYFS & Key Stage 1 - PosEd Lead
Mr. Jonathan Cahill
Year 6 Lead
Mr. Shane McLaughlin
Year 5 Lead
Mrs. Lucy Deeley
Year 4 Lead
Mrs. Stephanie Williams
Year 3 Lead
Ms. Yeliz Sonmez
Year 2 Lead
Ms. Hannah Browne
Year 1 Lead
Ms. Claire Martin
FS 2 Lead
Ms. Jessica Parkin
FS1 Lead
Regent International School Ecoventure

The quality of the 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

Very strong curriculum with rich learning opportunities

that has an impact on the child's progress.

KHDA Report

My role model is Elon Musk and to become a tech entrepreneur.

Regent has given me the skills and confidence to get there. In a variety of STEAM & Project-based Learning projects, I have worked with classmates learning to code in Python and Java, build robotic vehicles, and construct IoT sensors. We have won multiple competitions in the UAE and abroad for our tech projects and talent. Remember my name because I promise you will hear a lot more about me.

RIS student

With an amazing senior leadership team and experienced educators,

a Regent education is interactive and collaborative. They truly make school a rich and memorable experience.

Former RIS Parent

My school feels like home.

I love coming to school every day.

RIS EYFS student

Possibilities are infinite at Regent for a child.

There are no limits to let my child’s imagination grow at Regent. He has become extremely ambitious in his thinking and outlook and what he believes he can do, which is great. 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 for families to get to know each other and make new friends. The Regent community spirit is outstanding.

Head Girl 2018-19

Regent has given my daughter a new start.

This school has encouraged her to gain confidence and to express herself. The teachers are always available to help. My child has blossomed and is so heartening to see her inner wonder come out.

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.

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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