The leadership consists of world class professionals from the UK and other countries with deep experience in teaching and learning and school administration.
The team aims towards creating the best educational atmosphere for the kids and also focusing on developing the basic human values of trust, good behavior and tolerance, honesty, in order to make them responsible individuals of a global society in the future.
Senior Leadership Team
Mrs. Jeanette Philips
Early Years and Lower Primary Phase Head.
Jeanette Phillips-Green joins Scholars International Academy with a wide knowledge of leading Early Years Foundation Stage, and Year 1 and Year 2 programs. Educated in the UK, Jeanette holds education degrees from the University of Exeter. She has taught in both Dubai and the UK and held leadership positions in both locations. Since joining SIA in 2019, she has reorganized the Early Years program to offer students a stronger academic and whole child development plan, to the delight of Early Years parents, and is now reorganizing Years 1 and 2 to continue student progress. She is the author of Senses, foundation stage text book, a widely used university resource, and winner of the Gold Award from the UK Pre-school Learning Alliance.
Mr. Darren Frearson
Phase Head of Secondary School
Darren brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a school leader to Scholars International Academy secondary school. He joins SIA from Uptown School where he was Senior Leader for Education Technology and has led ITC departments in schools in Dubai and the UK for the last 19 years. He is acutely aware of the power of technology integrated into the full school experience to give our SIA students the tools they need to succeed.
Darren holds a Bsc(Hons) in Mathematics, Maths and IT from the Nottingham Trent University.
Mrs. Nazish Sheikh
Phase Head of Upper Primary School
Ms. Nazish Shiek brings years of leadership at primary schools in London and the UK to her work at Scholars International Academy. Ms. Shiekh holds a B Ed (Hons) in English from Leeds University College and National Professional
Qualification For Headship (NPQH) from London University’s Institute of Education. Her strong believe and experience developing teacher performance management systems ensure quality teaching practice and strong student outcomes. Since joining SIA in 2015, her goal has been to raise student achievement, offering students greater options in their education journey.
She has taught and held leadership positions at London Fields Primary School, Northwold Primary School in Hackney, Devonshire Hill and the Manorfield Primary School, prior to working with ADNEC here in the UAE.
Ms. Meera Rajan