Fatima Martin has been an educationist in the Middle East for 20 years, with 10 years as Principal in Dubai. Fatima holds a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A). Prior to assuming headship at Al Diyafah School, Fatima worked as school principal at Al Ameen School and as Principal-Designate with GEMS Education. At Al Ameen School she was intstrumental in the school’s improvement, turning it around to be rated as a ‘Good’ School by the Dubai Schools Inspections Bureau.
She pioneered the Bridging Programme at GEMS, which aimed to equip new oversees Asian teachers with key Teaching & Learning skills along the prospects of the organisation philosophy and local education regulators. At Al Diyafah School, she continues to train teachers on a host of teaching skills while offering leadership training to senior school leaders.