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Jayne Needham Head of Secondary at Dubai International Academy


With a background in mathematics and experience in UK, Bahrain and UAE, I have held senior leadership positions in three IB World Schools and am currently Head of the Secondary School at Dubai International Academy School, Dubai.

Passionate about Learning, I am still intrigued by how students learn best and how teachers best inspire and motivate them. I learn much from young people and enjoy seeing their successes and encouraging their resilience when things are not going so well. A breadth of experience has led me to develop the belief that students learn best when they are happy and are engaged in practical, real life activities. I also believe that strong relationships with parents and the wider community are vital in ensuring that  young people are supported as they move through school life.

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