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Our Team

Our Team

Our teaching staff are 100% British trained and qualified. They are experienced in the teaching of the English National Curriculum and in a variety of international settings including the GCC region. Most importantly, they are passionate about and love what they do!

CEO AND SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

CEO
Dr Pablo is an experienced educational leader with a track record of growing and improving schools. Previously, he was the CEO for Kings’ Education, the operator of some of the most prestigious schools in the Middle East. Before this role, he was the CEO and board member of a subsidiary of GEMS Education, where he was instrumental in building GEMS’ international footprint both through joint ventures for new green-field initiatives and through acquisitions of existing schools.<br><br> He has over two decades of experience in business development and investments, and has been a valued member of 10 Boards of Directors. Dr Pablo has had the pleasure of living in 7 different countries in 3 continents, and is fluent in 4 languages! From 2019, he has been the CEO of Capital School where, as part of a dedicated team, who continue to strive for the highest standards of education with 100% British trained teachers.
Principal

David was previously a headteacher in the UK with two different schools, before he became one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of schools, with Ofsted, where he worked for six years. David then moved to Dubai to work as a Principal Inspector with the KHDA. Since then, he has also worked as a successful school improvement consultant, in the UK and GCC, as well as a school reviewer, for the government of Bahrain. David was also employed as a technical expert by the World Bank, to lead on the development of national standards for special needs education in Kuwait. He also has a strong background in special needs education and is a qualified Teacher of the Deaf.

David returned to be a Principal, as he sees Capital School as a school with an immense potential to become one of the best, affordable schools in Dubai. He feels that his wealth of experience, in school improvement, internationally, and particularly in the Gulf region, has given him the tools to help Capital School reach its potential.

Head of Early Years

Danielle is extremely passionate about Early Years education and believes that facilitating effective child-led play is how young children thrive during their first few years in school. She has a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership. She has taught in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 which means that she has a secure understanding of where the children start their educational journey and where they are heading.

Throughout her career she has taught in the UK, Japan, and the UAE; Danielle has held many leadership roles in this time such as: Co-ordinator for Outdoor Learning and Environmental Education, Early Years Data Coach, Head of Year and Head of Early Years.

Vice Principal & Head of Primary

Jasmit has been a part of British education for the last 20 years. Her experience has primarily been within National Curriculum schools in the North of England where she has taught across Key Stage 1 and 2.

Within that time, teaching in the UK, Jasmit has held a number of leadership positions including: Head of Year 6 and Year 4, History and RE Leader, Head of Mathematics, Leader of Diversity, SENDCo, Head of Key Stage 1 and part of the SLT team. Moving to Dubai in 2013, she moved to a Deputy Head position working for six years being part of a strong and dynamic leadership team which moved the school from a “Good” to a “Very Good KHDA rating”. During this time, Jasmit had also completed a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management. This year, she is very excited to be the Head of Primary at Capital School, where she hopes to build on her success to ensure Capital School delivers the highest academic standards for all children.

Outside of school, Jasmit enjoys boxing and weight training which allows her to feel energized after work hours! She also enjoys spending time with her two sons taking part in sports and music. Jasmit has a real passion for “The Arts” in particular dance, music and drawing. This is currently a curriculum area which she works hard to develop in primary education and would like to pursue further in the future.

Deputy Head of Primary

Simon has been working in schools for the last 14 years in the UK, UAE and Asia. He has held several leadership positions: English as an Additional Language Subject Leader, Head of Year, Lead Practitioner and Deputy Head of Primary. Simon has a BA (Honours) Degree in History and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, a Master’s Degree in Education – Leadership and Management and a National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership.

At Capital School, Simon leads the development of children’s language skills, supports the facilitation of inquiry-based learning and promotes the use of technology, so children have authentic, purposeful and engaging learning opportunities. He is passionate about school improvement and proud to have supported his previous school to raise its KHDA rating from Good to Very Good.

Outside of school, Simon enjoys learning to play the piano, running, swimming and researching educational leadership. In 2019, he presented his research paper at the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society Annual Conference in the UK.

Head of Secondary

Natasha has been part of British education for the past twelve years. Her experience within the National Curriculum has been mainly in UK schools where she taught and lead Humanities courses across all Key Stages at Secondary level.

Prior to joining Capital School, Natasha served in leadership positions in the UK including Head of House and Equity Lead. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Studies with a focus in Child Psychology and currently serves as Head of Secondary and the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Capital School.

This year, Natasha is excited to continue to be part of the Capital School community and work with students, parents and staff to further drive forward improvements in the school.

Our teaching staff are 100% British trained and qualified. They are experienced in the teaching of the English National Curriculum and in a variety of international settings including the GCC region. Most importantly, they are passionate about and love what they do!

Our teaching staff are 100% British trained and qualified. They are experienced in the teaching of the English National Curriculum and in a variety of international settings including the GCC region. Most importantly, they are passionate about and love what they do!

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