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Leadership Searches | Mr. Fiyaz Ahmed has commenced his post as the new Director at Ajman Academy


CIS would like to announce that Mr. Fiyaz Ahmed has commenced his post as the new Director at Ajman Academy as of August 2018.


Mr Fiyaz joined Ajman Academy from Amman Baccalaureate School in Jordan where he spent the last four years as Vice Principal. Prior to this, he spent 5 years in the UAE working in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah and has gained substantial experience working in large international schools within the International Baccalaureate framework.

Mr Fiyaz and his family originally emigrated from the UK in 2009 to start their international teaching experience, initially to work for the GEMS group. Throughout his teaching career he has been fortunate to hold a variety of posts which has given him a valuable insight into both school improvement and school operations; such as Head of School, Deputy Head, Head of Science, Head of Year and Teacher Advisor. Mr Fiyaz’s professional qualifications include: an MA in Education from University of Bath, UK; PGCE in Science from Loughborough University, UK and BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology from Coventry University, UK.

Ajman Academy selected CIS Leadership Searches, represented by Pauline O’Brien, Director of Career & Recruitment Services, to lead the search for a new Director, in a process involving students, parents, teachers, administrators and the Board at Ajman Academy. In consultation with the Board members, a process of careful evaluation ensued, matching the skills, experiences and philosophies of the candidates against the needs of the school. Contending candidates were personally video-interviewed by CIS and reviewed before being invited to Ajman for final interview.

Mr. Fiyaz said:

‘The CIS team were a fantastic support during the search and recruitment process. Pauline’s knowledge about the school, especially during the initial screening interviews, gave me a valuable insight into Ajman Academy’s profile and requirements for its new Director. Pauline was in regular communication throughout the whole appointment process and it was reassuring to have someone available to answer my questions.’

CIS Career & Recruitment Services provides a variety of solutions to accommodate a school’s individual recruitment needs. CIS is a dedicated partner in the search and selection of a new Head of School, Principal or Divisional Leader, providing our expertise and support throughout the entire search, screening and placement process. Our personal approach maximises the potential of a successful match. Learn more.