Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald

Principal , Al Basma British School, UAE

A highly experienced School Leader, Allison is adept at change management and raising standards.  She has a wide range of experience in educational leadership in school contexts involving children from FS1 to Year 13 in the UAE and UK.   Managing high expectations of teachers and students are her guiding principle and she strives to create an educational environment where students and teachers can fulfill their potential. Adept at communicating with all stakeholders she believes everyone has a valuable contribution to make to ongoing school improvement.   She has led Al Basma British School through four very successful ADEK and BSO inspections since 2015 improving outcomes from acceptable too good to very good. The school's remarkable rate of progress and inspirational principal were mentioned as points of strength in the 2019 ADEK and BSO inspection reports.