DIS Governance and Management Policy

  1. Deira International School was founded by Mr. Omar Al Futtaim, Vice Chairman of the Al Futtaim Group, and by Mr. Walid Abushakra, Chairman and Superintendent of Esol Education. The school is owned by the Al Futtaim Group, while all aspects of the school’s operations are managed by Esol Education. The DIS school board consists of both AFG and Esol Education personnel who meet primarily to oversee the School's finances on behalf of the owner and to develop strategic intentions for the School's future.

  2. The School is accountable to the Governing Body/Esol Education for its performance and quality in the following ways:

  • formal appraisal of the Director conducted by Esol Education management at the beginning of the academic year and a mid-cycle review during February/March at which all aspects of school performance are reviewed.

  • through the provision of a formal reporting mechanism to Esol Education on three separate occasions.  These reports require the inclusion of detail and evidence of student achievement and teacher performance.

  • at weekly Business Senior Management Team meetings the Director and Principals provide a report on academic progress and associated matters to the Esol Education Regional Director.

  • at the weekly Business Senior Management Team meeting reports are also tabled in the areas of finances, human resources, student enrolment, general administrative and infrastructure matters.

DIS is bound by Esol Education Management Policy and it's responsibilities to the UAE Ministry of Education to uphold its legal and ethical commitments to the school community. Esol Education provides an overarching policy manual by way of guidance for   individual schools to use in the development of their own policies. In this regard DIS has developed comprehensive policies in all areas of its operation. 

  • Deira International School
  • Dubai Festival City, P.O. Box 79043, Dubai, UAE
  • +971 4 232 5552
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