Principal’s Message

أهلا بك, salaam aleikum and welcome!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and find out more about the wonderful school that we have. At Deira Private School, we are proud of the fact that our children all work and play together in a warm and supportive learning environment. Our teachers are all highly qualified and we are lucky enough to have many of our teaching assistants holding Bachelors degrees as well, which all helps to enhance the learning experience of your children.

I am very privileged to have been appointed Principal for the school at the start of September 2017. I have over 20 years of experience in many different types of school in England. I have been a senior leader for over 16 years as both a Principal and Vice Principal and in this time have worked with many schools outside my own to help them to improve. I arrived in the UAE in March 2017 and worked within the Ministry of Education as a school inspector until I realised that I missed spending everyday in school with children and their families! And so my search for the right school brought me to DePS.

I am incredibly fortunate to work with a truly committed group of staff here at the school. Everyone inside our school is absolutely focused on improving the outcomes for every single child and ensuring that they all leave us as successful learners and well rounded human beings.

Our parents and people who visit our school all comment on the positive ethos and the completely inclusive approach that we all have at DePS, ensuring that every child knows that they are special and that every child is supported to reach their full potential.

As a school we are on a journey of continual improvement and everyone is fully committed to our DePS children and their future success. Visit our school and experience the warmth and positivity yourself.

Catherine Hayton

Principal