Al Maharat Private School Team

We are proud to have an extremely passionate and knowledgeable teaching team, who share the same vision of inspiring our learners to reach their full potential. Our multi-national faculty consists of highly qualified professionals from diverse backgrounds that bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in their respective fields.

The Al Maharat Private School teachers are passionate about creating a learning environment where learners can thrive academically, emotionally, and socially. Our teachers understand the importance of nurturing young minds and strive to create an enriching curriculum that is tailored to each individual student's needs.

Our exemplary faculty is supported by an equally talented administrative staff that has been recruited locally and internationally. Together they create a positive learning atmosphere that enables each learner to develop into a successful, creative, and compassionate individual.

Leadership Team

Principal

SARAH ISBERG

Sarah Isberg is an experienced educational leader with over 20 years of expertise in the field, including roles such as Deputy CEO, Executive Head, Headteacher, and Inspector. She has a strong commitment to school improvement and her past experience attests to that; she was able to elevate an inadequate school to outstanding status within three years, winning various awards in the process.

Her passion for education stems from her belief that every child has limitless potential and it's her duty as a leader to create opportunities that allow them to reach their full potential. Her philosophy focuses on ensuring the highest standards of learning and providing learners with an enriching curriculum tailored according to their individual needs. With her dedication and leadership, Sarah is sure to be a driving force behind Al Maharat Private School's success.

Deputy Head of Primary

Emma Ross

Emma Ross has had a distinguished career in education for the past 18 years. She has experience as a class teacher across all age groups and was initially a Physics teacher in Scotland before transitioning to working with younger learners. During her time teaching, she has held various positions including ICT Coordinator, Head of Key Stage 2, and most recently Head of Primary at GEMS British School Al Rehab for 4 years.

Emma strongly believes that each child should have access to high-quality education and every opportunity to succeed. She prioritises student well-being and works to ensure a safe, secure environment for every child. With her commitment to creating an engaging learning atmosphere, Emma is sure to be a valuable asset to Al Maharat Private School.

Head of Inclusion, Wellbeing & Safeguarding

Georgina Nel

Georgie has over seven years of experience in developing an inclusive culture within the educational environment. In the past four years Georgie has worked in a leadership capacity to establish and run new SEN, EAL, and Inclusion departments across her previous schools. She is also extremely passionate about Wellbeing, and Safeguarding. On an academic level, she is a specialist in neuroscience and mental health, particularly in working with young children and adolescents. Georgie’s personal vision is to create a safe space where every student can grow and thrive throughout their unique learning journey. 

Deputy Head of Safeguarding & Assistant Head of Primary

MICHael HUGHES

Michael Hughes has a decade-long journey as an education professional, dedicated to nurturing teaching and learning excellence. His career progression, from a dedicated classroom teacher to Key Stage Two Leader, showcases his commitment to innovative strategies that empower students to excel.

With a passion for mathematics education, Michael spearheaded regional math clusters, enhancing numeracy skills across multiple schools. As Deputy Head of Primary and Head of Professional Development at GEMS Education in Dubai, he embraced a global perspective, fostering innovative teaching practices worldwide.

Central to his philosophy is ensuring every child's success and exceeding their potential. As Assistant Headteacher at Al Maharat Private School, Michael embodies educational leadership, nurturing an environment where excellence is the norm, and potential is limitless.

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Principal's welcome

A welcoming message from our Principal, Mrs. Sarah Isberg.
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Campus & Facilities

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Mission and Vision

Empowering students to become leaders of tomorrow..
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Health & Safeguarding

Ensuring the safety and well-being of our students at all times
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