Board of Governors
Purpose of the Board of Governors
- To ensure that South View School provides students with an outstanding education
- This is not an operational body but a governance mechanism aiming to deliver the school’s mission
- To ensure that SVS’s Senior Leadership Team has set the plans and policies of the school to ensure delivery of the school’s mission
- To engage with stakeholders and champion communication towards the school meeting its objectives
What is involved?
- The Board of Governors will be made up of members with different skills, knowledge, and experience
- The Board of Governors meets as often as its business requires, however, this will be at least once a term
- The business of the school is progressed by the whole Board of Governors working together in the best interests of the school children
The Board Members
Read Dinesh's Profile
Dinesh is a qualified chartered accountant who has lived and worked in the UAE since 1974. He has extensive experience in the corporate and financial sector and has a range of business interests, including his own financial consulting practice.
Read Amit's full profile
Amit holds a B.A. (Hons) degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in the U.S., as well as an MBA from the University of Cambridge, in the U.K.
Independent Academic Expert
Sasha is the Founding Principal of Victory Heights Primary School and a well-known and highly-regarded British school leader and educator in Dubai. Prior to joining Victory Heights Primary, Sasha worked in senior leadership positions both in the UK and then, in Egypt, at the Modern English School in Cairo. With a wealth of specialist knowledge and extensive experience, gained over 2 decades of teaching and leadership, Sasha is well-positioned to be a very valuable ‘critical friend’ for South View and support the school on its educational journey.
Sasha has a proven track record as a successful Founding Principal as evidenced by her being awarded Principal of the Year 2017 by the Education Journal Middle East. She is a passionate and very original school leader who takes a personal interest in the professional development of all her staff and has an incredible knack for bringing out the best in all children. Sasha continues to think ‘outside the box’ with her wide range of highly-regarded school initiatives.
Sasha graduated from the University of Chester in the U.K. with a B.Ed (Hons) degree and she gained her NPQH status in 2006. She is currently completing her MSc. in Human Resource Management at Liverpool University.
Head of Secondary, British School Al Khubairat - Secondary Expert
During Teresa’s time as an international leader, she has supported schools in achieving Outstanding ratings both within the local and British inspection frameworks. She has also been part of inspection teams visiting other schools in the MENA region.
Teresa graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BEd Hons degree, has completed her NPQH and has recently completed a Masters Degree in International Studies in Education at the University of Birmingham.
Teresa is very much looking forward to supporting the leadership and vision for the successful growth of Southview School.
Head of Real Estate, ENBD REIT
James Didcott is the Governing Board’s teacher representative, and currently a senior teacher at SVS teaching Year 6. James joined SVS from Victory Heights where he started as a founding staff member. Beginning his second career path in the UK, teaching primarily in KS2 classes and carrying out various leadership roles, James moved with his family to Dubai 8 years ago, returning to the country where he grew up. Now with 15 years of teaching experience, James provides valuable insights into both classroom practice and school development.
James graduated from the University of Manchester in the UK with a BA (Hons) degree and gained a PGCE from the University of Brighton.
Mariam Mahmoud El Sherif