Mrs Fishbourne has been working is education for over 20 years.
During this time she taught in all primary years and has taken many varied
leadership roles including head of a junior school in Abu Dhabi and head of a
British school that was recognised as the most improved in the country.
She has been involved in delivering a wide variety of staff training and
introduced educational programs across both primary and secondary phases. As a
believer in developing lifelong learners she is committed to providing 21st
century education, creativity and innovation in her schools.
Mrs Fishbourne has worked with educational groups including local authority, a
British national academy group, an education charity and a teacher training
course at a British university.
She is keen to further develop The Pearl’s positive learning ethos and ensure
it remains as one of the most successful schools in Abu Dhabi.
“I am happily married with three children. Together we love music, the arts,
travel and many sporting activities. During my working life it has been a
pleasure sharing my interests with the children and families at my schools
through enriched exciting curriculums that engage children in their learning. I
am delighted to have been appointed at The Pearl and am very excited by the
prospect working alongside such an amazing and dedicated team!”
Miss Clark has gained fourteen years of teaching experience
across Key Stages One, Two and Three in a variety of public schools in the
United Kingdom. Having initially started her teaching career as a class
teacher in a small rural school she went on to become a lead teacher in Key
stage 2. She was later promoted to Head of Key Stage 2 and has resided on
Senior Leadership Teams in several schools. Having been recognised by the
local authority as a leading senior practitioner she was released on secondment
to a large primary school in Milton Keynes to take up the position of Assistant
Head. Having supported the school in achieving outstanding in their recent
Ofsted inspection, she has also being acknowledged by the National Education
Trust for her hard work and effort to raise the profile of ‘Positive
Playtimes’. Miss Clark is a very approachable, friendly person who is
always available to talk with parents, colleagues and children alike, regarding
any matters that may arise. She is fully committed to supporting Mr Bond
and the school community as a whole to fulfil its vision, ethos and policies,
whilst ensuring the pupils receive invaluable experiences in a stimulating and
Mrs Barr began her teaching career twenty five years ago in
Portsmouth, UK. Since then, she has worked in several countries in the
Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Mrs Barr also worked as a
volunteer teacher in Sudan, where she taught classes in a village with no
electricity or running water so she is extremely appreciative of the wonderful
facilities at The Pearl! Whilst working as a class teacher in KS1 and KS2, Mrs
Barr developed a particular interest in children with specific learning
differences and took several courses to increase her knowledge. She now leads
the Learning Support department at Pearl, the aim of which is to ensure that
all children achieve their very best.
Mrs. Wedad has been teaching for more than 20 years, originally
in her home city of Amman, where she obtained her Bachelor degree of Arabic
Language / Business administration from the University of Jordan. She joined
The Pearl Academy since it was established in 2007. After 3 years
working as an Arabic teacher she was promoted to Head of the Arabic Department.
Mrs. Wedad believes that every child should be given the specific tools they
need in order to achieve their targets and to develop their learning skills,
preparing them for the demands of the 21st Century.
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