Darren Gale, who was the principal of Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba, will join the Jumeirah-based Horizon International School (HIS) next year. The previous principal, Mr. Lee Davies, will be moving into a corporate role within the group.
Mr. Lee Davis noted: "My last two years as a Headmaster, has been a great challenge and a highlight in my career. The natural next step for me was to take on a corporate role, and I am staying with the group to help them build their vision of premium education at an affordable rate across the region.”
Horizon international School received a “Good” rating from KHDA this year, and the report highlighted that leadership and management measure has improved to Very Good. Mr. Lee also noted that the school knows what should be done for future improvements and that the school knows what it is best at. Their primary future plan is to improve the Arabic in the school. For that, they plan to hire Mr. Gale, who has a degree in languages and linguistics from the University of Wolverhampton, and has nearly two decades of experience within global education.
HIS restructured its fees for secondary school for the 2018-19 academic year. The fees have been decreased significantly: Year 5 and 6 by 7%, Year 7 and 8 by 4%, Year 9 10 and 11 by 20% and Year 12 and 13 by 12%. Horizon International School is also planning an improved sporting programme for the 2018/19 academic year, and the introduction of personalized learning programmes for Mathematics, English and Science.