Sean Sibley - Headteacher:
Sean has been a headteacher in the UK for 10 years and moved his previous school from Satisfactory in 2007 to Outstanding in 2010. His school also achieved 3 Outstanding SIAS inspections. He was previously a Deputy Headteacher of another Outstanding school. Sean has been a Local Leader of Education and also a Lead Facilitator for the National College. Sean achieved his National Professional Qualification for a Headteacher (NPQH) in 2005. For a number of years he has been a marker for Key Stage 2 SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) Sean has been with DESS since April 2016, his family have accompanied him, moving to Doha in August 2016. Sean firmly believes in putting children at the heart of education and creating a stimulating environment to develop children as independent, confident and self motivated learners. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children who are 14 and 19. He also enjoys reading and keeping fit.
Charlotte Molloy - Deputy Headteacher:
Charlotte moved to Qatar in September 2015 after spending four years as a Deputy Head Teacher in the UK Charlotte is ten years into her teaching career and has a wealth of experience in teaching, school improvement and as an examinations marker for the Key Stage 1 and 2 SATS. She has taught in each year group across the Primary phase, and been graded ‘outstanding’ in all lesson observations carried out by Ofsted and HMI inspectors. Charlotte is passionate about teaching and learning and firmly believes that children achieve their full potential through creativity, exploration and real-life experiences.
Ashrafa Mohmed - Assistant Headteacher:
Ash is enjoying her fifth year at DESS, she is currently Acting Deputy Headteacher overseeing the development of Assessment, Curriculum and Career Professional Development (CPD). Prior to this, she worked as an Assistant Headteacher in a school in Bolton, North-West of England, leading on Assessment and Reporting alongside responsibilities for classroom teaching. She has been passionate about teaching and learning from a young age and early on in her career became a leading teacher of Literacy and was quickly recognised as an Advance Skills Teacher. Her specialism is Assessment for Learning (AfL), which is at the heart of teaching and learning. She believes AfL is instrumental in developing children to become independent, reflective learners and feels proud when she sees children at DESS in control of their learning.
Outside of school, she belongs to a strong community of Crossfitters – always determined and challenging herself to lift a loaded bar. A typical fitness junkie! She enjoys good food, spending time with her nephew and niece and is always keen to increase her knowledge in nutrition.
Kathy Rangeley - Staff Representative
Bio to follow
Neil Macfarlane - Business Manager
Education is Neil’s second career. His first was in the financial services industry where he spent many years in the City, mainly with Credit Suisse, Citibank and HSBC.
Prior to arriving in Doha, Neil was with a British Curriculum school in Beijing. Before that he worked with a leading British overseas school in Dubai. Born in Africa, Neil has lived in the Gulf for many years but is completely new to Qatar. He is married with three grown up children and is delighted to be part of a long-established and well-resourced school, wanting to be part of its exciting future growth plans.