Rashid & Latifa Schools announces its vision and strategic initiatives to provide a unique learning experience

Rashid & Latifa Schools Foundation has announced its vision and strategic initiative that involves rethinking the school system to provide a unique educational experience that prepares students for the challenges of the future, and this vision forms an integral part of the exceptional plans prepared by the Foundation to redevelop Rashid School for Boys and Latifa School for Girls.

His Excellency Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Rashid and Latifa Schools Foundation, said: "The directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to the Board of Trustees are to provide a transformative educational experience that transcends traditional patterns on the one hand, and provides an incubator for future leaders in the UAE, on the other hand."

He pointed out that the work team harnessed all efforts and energies to implement the directives of His Highness, through comprehensive development and the development of plans that enable students to manage their education by addressing the real challenges facing the world, mastering skills and project-based learning, and providing a student-centered and forward-looking learning environment.

He added that one of the main axes of the new strategy is the establishment of an educational institution that includes Rashid School for Boys and Latifa School for Girls, under one umbrella and system, and the school will continue to provide separate education for boys and girls from the first foundation level to the thirteenth grade (13), and students will receive their education at Latifa School for Girls, while students will receive their education at Rashid School for Boys.

Al Falasi stressed that Rashid School and Latifa School will establish itself as a world-leading school by providing an educational environment that celebrates the achievements of all its children individually and collectively, and will inspire successful learners through their understanding of themselves and their place in the world, and strengthen their connection with their local and global communities, through an educational environment supported by the latest technology, with educational contexts, with the aim of promoting personal growth and self-development of students.

He explained that the plan includes a comprehensive development of the building of Rashid School and Latifa School, taking into account the provision of a creative educational environment to achieve the highest standards of excellence in the academic and social development of male and female students, including the design of the building, the selection of environmentally friendly building materials and modern equipment, the provision of information technology infrastructure, and the use of outdoor spaces for learning and inspiration, noting that work on the construction of Rashid and Latifa School will begin next fall, and the two schools are expected to receive the first phase of students and students from Foundation Level One to Grade Four in September 2024.

Emma, who holds British citizenship in the field of education, has worked in the field of education for more than 20 years, and has extensive experience in managing bilingual and multilingual schools in the United Kingdom, China and the United Arab Emirates, and has started her career in the field of education after obtaining a degree in law in the United Kingdom, and a postgraduate certificate in education, and served as deputy principal and then director of large and multicultural schools in the United Kingdom. United Kingdom, before moving into international education.

Dr. Al Falasi said: "We are delighted to welcome Ms. Emma as Principal of Rashid and Latifa School, with the expertise, knowledge and commitment to preserving the values and heritage that distinguish this prestigious institution from other schools."

Emma previously served as Founding Principal of Nord Anglia Bilingual School in China and most recently as Principal of Al Dana Charter School with Dar Education in Abu Dhabi, where she helped build the future of Emirati students through this pioneering project.
Emma said: "I am delighted to take on this challenge and new opportunity by joining such a high-level project and working with a team that seeks to achieve the vision of the wise leadership in Dubai."

She added: "We are still at the beginning of the journey to develop a generation of passionate and ambitious young people who are ready to continue learning throughout their lives and who are armed with science and knowledge to play their role as a leader with knowledge and high values in society, and this school will be known for its incredible academic capabilities and the exceptional contribution that students make to Dubai, the UAE and the world."