Iain Colledge

Iain Colledge

Principal Raha International School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Iain has been Principal of Raha International School since 2016. Raha is an outstanding IB school in Abu Dhabi, with over 2,000 students.

After beginning his teaching career in England, Iain has lived in the Middle East, Asia and Central Europe and has over 18 year’s experience of 3-18 international school leadership. He has led schools in Libya, and Thailand and held senior positions in schools in Bahrain and Jordan and has been instrumental in delivering school improvement and expansion projects, whilst delivering the highest quality of education to all students in his care.

Prior to moving to Abu Dhabi, he was European Early Years Project Director for The British Council, setting up bilingual kindergartens across the EU. He also consulted on various education projects, which have involved school strategy, start-up, expansion and improvement projects in the UK, North Africa, Middle East, Asia and across Europe.

Iain is a qualified inspector for Ofsted and also regularly inspects schools in Dubai. He is a board member and trustee of North West Academies Trust, a UK company dedicated to operating academies in England and he is also a trustee of an outstanding school he set up in the North West of England in 2013.