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The Principal of ASCS has responsibility for the leadership of the school, the strategic direction linked to the aims of the school and governors as well as those of the National agenda and UAE Vision 2021.

The governance structure falls into two parts; Board of Trustees which includes the CEO, DCEO members from BEAM and others invited by the chairman, and the School Board of Governors who represent all stakeholders including parents, community and staff.

Parents and community members are encouraged to be members of the School Governing Body. In their capacity, they can help shape the school’s future direction and ensure a strong connection and sense of community between the School’s leadership and parents.

Tim Hughes (Chair of Governors)

Is currently leading on education across 6 schools (9,000 students) in Dubai and Sharjah, covering both the British (2 schools) and American (4 schools) curriculum and full age range. Beam schools are wonderful, ambitious, focused on learning and leadership within a cherished context based on the Islamic faith and values.

Prior to this he was the Principal of Al Yasmina Academy in Abu Dhabi and have been a senior leader in education for over 11 years; having spent time as an assistant, Vice and Co-principal. His first degree is in Chemistry and PhD is in Chemical Physics. His professional qualifications include that of Chartered Scientist, Chartered Chemist and Chartered Physicist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Member of the Institute of Physics. He gained a distinction in his PGCE (Science) and hold the NPQH: National Professional Qualification for Headship. Before becoming an educator he was a senior research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry where he helped to develop a new chemotherapy medicine for colorectal cancer.

He is passionate about educational research and extremely proud to have led the only school in Abu Dhabi to have worked with Professor John Hattie and his international research group!

His educational philosophy: 
Nothing is more important than your education and the role staff and parents play in a child’s learning is pivotal. However learning should not be solely about the grades, but about all those unforgettable experiences we have and the wider skills that are acquired to help us become upstanding citizens.
It is our shared moral duty to ensure no child is left behind! Every child is a precious gift and each one has a unique contribution to make to the world. It is our role to help them make it. Unlocking the potential in every child is not always easy, but we must rise to this challenge to give all our young people the chances in life they need and deserve.


Daspo Yiappos (Vice Chair of Governor Board)

Is an experienced international educator with long tenure in facilitating educational reform, teacher supervision, leadership training, professional development, and the successful implementation of the curriculum standards and resources.

Her key areas focus include providing support to our BEAM schools in the areas of curriculum, instruction, performance reviews, resources, data assessment and implementation among other areas that promote academic achievement and professional growth and development.

Her role also involves supporting the schools in the provision of Rounded Education and school wide instructional strategies. She attends meetings of curriculum, instructions, digital technology across the UAE and the world. She supports school leaders, head teachers and department heads and seeks to enable children to have a good experience of the learning journey during their time in school.

She also works on mentoring new teachers, teaching workshops or seminars and observing teachers in the classroom and provide constructive feedback based on teacher evaluations.

The work with children is of utmost importance and our schools offer a great opportunity to help children understand something of excellence, leadership, collaboration, creativity, and tolerance to provide a positive value-based education from which they can grow and develop.

Ahmed Obaid AlMansoori (Community Governor)

Founder of The Strategists Center; Al Mansoori Consultancy; and three historical Museums:

  • Crossroads of Civilizations Museum (CCM)
  • Historical Weapons Museum
  • Manuscripts, Old Prints and Books Museum

Previous Positions and Duties:-

  • Member of the Federal National Council (FNC), UAE (2011-2015);
  • Member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU/UAE Group)
  • Member of the UN Cooperation Bureau
  • Member of the International Peace and Security Committee
  • Member of the Economic and Sustainable Development Committee
  • Served in the Governance Council
  • Chairman of Islamic Affairs, Endowment, and Public Facilities (Infrastructure) Committee
  • Chairman of the temporary FNC committee on Political Culture Development
  • Member and Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Planning and Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Agriculture and Fisheries
  • President of Dubai Consultancy, Research and Media Centre (2002-2015)
  • Vice Chairman and Director General of the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST) (2006-2012)
  • Founder and DG of "WATANI” (2005-2012)


Mohammed Abdulkhalik (Inclusion Governor)

Has been in the field of Education for nearly 19 years. He holds a Bachelors Degree and Master Studies (HONS) with a professional diploma in teaching Special Education and holds a Master's Degree in Special Education specialized in Autism Spectrum Desired. In addition to enrolling in various courses like (Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia, SMART ®Educational Program and SCERTS® for the children with (ASD). He was nominated by Dubai Autism Center in Princess Haya’s Award for “The best Special Educator in Dubai” (PHASE®) in 2015.

He is a registered Behavior Technician by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and is currently the Head of Inclusion Department, school Senior Leadership Member and school Governors Board Member at the American School of Creative Science - Al Barsha.

Ayah Nofal Kahook (ASCS Guidance Counselor)

Ayah Kahook is the Guidance Counselor at ASCS-Al Barsha. As the governor of the safeguarding sub-committee, her goal is to ensure that our students feel safe at school, protect them from neglect / abuse / harm, and create opportunities to enable the students to have optimum life changes in adulthood.

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