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Emma Dawson Wins TES Leadership Award

Congratulations to Emma Dawson, Vice Principal (Pastoral) at NLCS Dubai for winning the TES International School Leadership Award!

Congratulations to Emma Dawson

We are delighted to announce that Emma Dawson, Vice Principal (Pastoral) at NLCS Dubai, has won with the Leadership Award as part of the TES International Schools Award this year. This recognition is a testament to Emma’s outstanding contributions and unwavering dedication to fostering an exceptional learning environment at NLCS Dubai.

Celebrating Emma’s Leadership Excellence

Emma’s leadership skills are highly regarded, and TES has acknowledged her unwavering commitment to educational excellence. Her effectiveness as a leader has been objectively measured through comprehensive evaluations, including a 360-style survey assessing her performance as Vice Principal (Pastoral). Colleagues’ feedback overwhelmingly praises Emma’s ability to inspire, uphold the NLCS ethos, and earn the trust and respect of staff members, establishing her as a revered figure within the NLCS Dubai community.

As Vice Principal Pastoral, Emma’s dedication to student well-being is evident through the implementation of initiatives including the establishment of the robust pastoral data systems, ensuring that every students well-being is prioritised and supported, contributing to a safe and nurturing learning environment.

Another factor that we feel contributed to Emma winning the leadership award is her engagement with the broader NLCS community in Dubai. Through initiatives such as House competitions and parental involvement events, she has strengthened connections and fostered a sense of belonging amongst parents and students.


Emma Dawson, Winner of the TES International Schools Leadership Award

Emma said:


“I am so thrilled to have won this award. It is an absolute privilege to have been recognised by TES for Leadership in International Schools, and this accolade is truly a reflection on our fantastic school, and the incredible pastoral team and students whom I am lucky enough to work with everyday.  Thank you to TES for recognising and celebrating the work of international schools around the world – it is a fantastic initiative.”


To conclude, Emma Dawson’s recognition with the TES International Schools Leadership Award is a testament to her exemplary leadership and significant contributions to NLCS Dubai as Vice Principal Pastoral. Her dedication to inspiring collegues, engaging parents, organising impactful events, promoting cultural diversity and prioritising student well-being exemplifies her unwavering commitment to excellence at the school. NLCS Dubai is privileged to have Emma as a central pillar of its Senior Leadership Team, and her leadership qualities resonate deeply with the core values of an NLCS education.


We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Emma on this well-deserved award. Congratulations!



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