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Clive Pierrepont

Non-Executive Director

Before moving to the Middle East, I was a Headmaster of a UK school designated as a National Centre of Excellence, working with students who had problems in mainstream education. For the last 5 years in the UK, I chaired my local Headteacher’s Association.

After 15 years as Director of The Sultan’s School, Oman, I joined Taaleem in 2008, the second largest operator of premium private schools in the UAE.

I have been a Board Member of British Schools in The Middle East (BSME), Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and founder board member of Outward Bound (OB), Oman and at present, am board member of OB, (UAE).

I am also privileged to be part of a mentoring network that works with ‘High Achievers’ from various industries. When given the chance, I also enjoy commentating and speaking on all matters ‘education’!



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Leading leaders to leave
Leading leaders to leave

Much has been written about how a Head of School must fight to retain their most talented leaders who are eager to move on to headships themselves. Let me offer a contrarian view: let them go. In fact, wish them bon voyage with fanfare and your sincere blessing, knowing that the departure of these gifted individuals is good news to be celebrated. This has become a cornerstone of leadership development at Frankfurt International School (FIS).  Read more

Student Pathways to Higher Education Webinar Insights
Student Pathways to Higher Education Webinar Insights

Do college counsellors from schools, and international representatives from universities, agree when it comes to supporting high school students with their future pathways? This question was addressed in a recent panel discussion we hosted. The discussion focused on some of the outcomes from our recent report on international school student pathways to higher education. Read more

The state of wellbeing in international schools – insights from outsiders
The state of wellbeing in international schools – insights from outsiders

Wellbeing has become a key talking point worldwide. This has resulted in new initiatives and breakthroughs within the education sector. The recent ISC Research Edruptors conference delved into this subject in a discussion led by Nalini Cook, Head of EMEA Research at ISC Research, alongside a panel of four popular education podcasters. Read more


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