Davies - Master Of Education - Murupara, New Zealand

Lesley Davies

Murupara, New Zealand


Master Of Education

Work History

Implementation and development of school

wide PB4L programme

• Overview of the school's Alternative Education programme
• Overview of school attendance
• Support of School Appraisal Process
• Support of School Professional Development Process
• SLT member leading 55 teaching and non teaching staff
• Creator of school Year book and Leader of school Careers Fair
• Teacher of Level 2 Tourism, Year 10 Social Studies and English

Deputy Principal


From October 2012

Murupara Area School, Murupara, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
• Implementation of the MAS Behaviour Management Plan

Academic Vice-principal

Abu Dhabi Education Council

September 2011 - August 2012

(ADEC), Mariam Bint Sultan School, Al Ain

Support and guide School Principal

- 12 high school.
• Lead the school's development of teaching and learning to achieve international standard learning outcomes.
• Coach and mentor other members of School Leadership Team (SLT) to build long term capacity
• Lead and oversee all in house continuous professional development (CPD) for 77 teachers and a 9 member SLT.
• Guide School social workers to develop effective pastoral, discipline and behaviour programmes.
• Guide the school leadership and teachers to engage and develop close links with parents to promote education reform and greater student achievement under ADEC's Reform Project
• Continue to assist ADEC with promotion and development of MUN in Abu Dhabi private and government schools.

Senior Partnership Management Adviser

CfBT Public Private Partnership

August 2007 - July 2011

(PPP), Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
• Project wide responsibility for development of MUN in schools
• Lead team of 6 consultant teachers in a governmental school development project.
• Coached and mentored School Principal to improve leadership and management throughout a girls' lower secondary school.
• School: winner of 2011 National Sharjah Award for Excellence
• Trained and modelled 21st Century teaching and learning in a governmental school including Assessment for Learning
• Deputised for Cluster Director overseeing 11 schools in the Project.
• Promoted and marketed Reform Project to parents and the wider Community
• Engaged parents and wider Community with the aims and goals of PPP

Head Teacher

Secondary Division

August 2006 - July 2007

, SIP, Jiangsu, China.
• Lead day to day operations for 600 students aged 11 - 18
• Lead 80 teaching staff and over 200 support staff to deliver MYP and IBDP programmes.
• Lead development of new High School Diploma
• Member of N-12 School Senior Management Team
• Member CIS Accreditation Steering Committee
• Implemented Secondary SLT
• Implemented School Pastoral and Behavioural Structures
• to teach in MYP and IBDP programmes.
• Work as part of the whole school SLT to promote and market the school to parents and wider community

Senior Management Advisor and Teacher Trainer

Supreme Education Council

March 2005 - June 2006

, CfBT Seconded to the Supreme Education Council, Qatar.
• Leading on project management for newly contracted independent schools to implement a new curriculum.
• Guided school operators to manage change by developing all policies, procedures, recruitment, training, resourcing and budgeting.
• Created and developed teacher training programmes and materials for the New Era Education initiative in Qatar.
• Trained 600 teachers at Primary and Secondary Level to deliver reformed curriculum innovations in Qatari Schools.

Founding Principal / Chief Educational Consultant

Panvel and Pen International School

September 2001 - December 2004

, Mumbai
• Enabled Board of Trustees to develop implementation plan for new international school from green field site.
• Obtained IBO accreditation for DYP January 2003.
• Acquired PYP and MYP Candidate status.
• Designed school buildings, classroom layouts, start up and operative budgets.
• Founder of SAIBSA (S. Asia IB Schools Association)
• Inducted and trained founding staff with PYP / MYP and school systems.
• Marketed and promoted a new school project to prospective parents, students and the wider local community

Founding Director

August 1997 - July 2001

Mahindra UWC of India, Pune, India.
• Established, developed and extended college wide pastoral systems, expectations and management of staff executing these roles.
• Initiated and nurtured the appropriate school culture in line with UWC and IBO philosophies and MUWCI input from staff and students
• Initiated and established a full IB CAS programme including over 80 sporting, cultural and community service activities.
• Initiated and developed all reporting evaluation and reflection programmes for CAS.
• Initiated and developed student led activities.
• Hosted 2001 Pune District MUN sponsored by Pune Rotarians
• Developed and extended careers and university guidance procedures including applications, references and scholarship opportunities Worldwide.

Founding Vice Principal

Universal Int'l School

August 1995 - December 1996

, Thailand
• Overview of staff and students for all Humanities, Creative and Performing Arts.
• Development of school-wide pastoral programmes.

Head of Humanities

Braeburn High School

January 1993 - July 1994

, Nairobi, Kenya.
• Overview of staff and students for all Humanities
• Initiated lower school integrated humanities syllabus


Various schools

September 1986 - December 1992

in UK
• Advisory teacher in London Borough of Newham
• PGCE student teacher trainer seconded to Goldsmith's College, University of London.
• Teacher of Geography, History, ToK, PSHE for IBO and UCLES

Retail Management Executive

July 1978 - January 1985

, London W1
• Branch and departmental manager with blue chip retail organisations including John Lewis, Burton Retail and Mothercare. Large scale team and budget management.

Qualifications & Certifications

Education Management

Bath University

Goldsmith's College, University of London


Queen Mary College, University of London

Secondary Education in Geography and History

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