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Gill Roberts

Star Education appoints Roberts as Director of Education

DUBAI, September 16, 2021

Star Education, a fast-growing educational institution with a number of schools offering British and American curricula, has announced the appointment of Gill Roberts as Director of Education. She will oversee the institution’s overall direction, operations and long-term growth.  
 
As an employee of Star Education, Roberts was previously the Principal of Star International School Mirdif for five years, where she successfully helped the school in creating effective educational initiatives and programmes across all levels.
 
Roberts’ new role at Star Education will see her design and implement educational programmes for educators of the organisation, where she will be overseeing the operations of certification and credentialing programmes, further enhancing the academic standards of the school on a larger scale.
 
“As a long-time employee of Star Education, Roberts has the qualifications, experience, skills, knowledge, and qualities to lead, guide and support the school group and its leaders. More importantly, she has the vision to move our key leadership goals forward, with students at the core of decision-making,” said Esref Temel, Managing Director, Bright Capital Investment.
 
Commenting on her new appointment, Roberts said: “I am truly honoured to represent Star Education as the Director of Education, where I will be able to manifest the school’s larger vision of education as a tool to change communities and lives. I believe my abundant experience within the educational field across the UK and UAE has well-equipped me with the leadership skills and tools necessary to take Star Education to the next level.”
 
Roberts began her career within the educational sector back in 1984, and has since then held various educational posts where she gained a wealth of experience. The recently appointed Director initially embarked on her academic journey as a Secondary Specialist, working within this realm for 17 years, which then led her to an opportunity to retrain to teach Primary levels. This came as an advantage to Roberts to be equipped to teach students of different levels; from EYFS, primary, secondary, up till A-levels.
 
Roberts’ pathway to successful management experience began in the UK where she earned the title of Deputy Head, followed by her transitioning to the post of Headteacher just two years after her first role. She remained in this post for a total of eight years heading the school through the UK educational system of learning. As such, these various positions have enabled Gill Roberts to greatly propel her leadership skills to the highest levels over the course of the years. 
 
Roberts now hands over the reigns of Star International Mirdif to Neal Oates, whilst she takes on the larger role of ensuring the three schools - Star International Mirdif, Star International Al Twar and Bright Learners under the group - work collectively together to achieve further success.
 
The group is now preparing to officially launch Star International’s third branch, which will be located in Al Qusais and open doors to students in September of this year. As an expansion of one of its highly-esteemed schools, which is Star International School Al Twar, Star International School Al Qusais will act as an extension and not only provide its Secondary student body with a new facility, but also welcome new students to its Post-16 learning programme.-- TradeArabia News Service
 



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