Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Al Ain
Al Bateen Academy

FS2 - Year 3 PYP Primary School, Year 7-13 Secondary School. Mixed

Very Good English National Curriculum,IB Diploma Programme,IB PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME Abu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Good American Massachusetts State Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not Applicable English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
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Strategic Governance Group (SGG)

Al Bateen Academy’s Strategic Governance Group (SGG) is established to provide consultation and support in relation to strategic leadership of the school. The school, Aldar Academies and the SGG will work collaboratively, and in partnership, to develop a positive working relationship, for the benefit of all students, and in recognition that this partnership is pivotal to the success of Al Bateen Academy in achieving its School Aims. 

The Parent/Community Governors are, as follows:

Dr. Hisham Farahat (Parent Governor)
An Egyptian Medical Doctor, who came to the UAE as a child in 1976,I  lived here until high school, then returned to Egypt, where I graduated from Cairo University. Later travelled to California for my Medical Licensing and Healthcare Management masters at UCLA. I finally came back to the UAE,  as the Business Development Manager at Al Masaood Healthcare. Currently I am the President of Al Safwa Group of Companies, which traces its origin back to 2006, when I as a father, driven by a personal desire for better quality of life for his son (Safwat), reached beyond the UAE in search for means to mobilise and make his disabled son independent. This led to the founding of “Al Safwa Mobility” in January 2007. Since then the company had grown into establishing Al Safwa Healthcare (a home nursing company) and Al Safwa Autoclinic (a workshop specialised in vehicle adaptation). Regretfully we lost my son Safwat at the age of 14 in September 2015, but his legacy will live and serve people for years to come. Safwat was lucky to be at Al Bateen, and so are my two daughters, Jana and Layal. Layal, who – thanks to the infrastructure laid by Al Bateen, has just started another challenge at the University of Sussex, where she received an unconditional offer and a scholarship, studying Media and Communication.

Mr. Joseph Fowler (Parent Governor)
I am a British and have worked for a satellite communications company in Abu Dhabi since 2009. Both of my children attend Al Bateen Academy. I am greatly looking forward to another year as a Parent Governor, helping to ensure our magnificent Al Bateen students feel encouraged, motivated, and supported in all of their efforts.

Mr. Peter Hellyer (Community Governor)
.Originally British but now a UAE citizen, I came to Abu Dhabi in 1975. An Adviser to the federal Government’s National Media Council and newspaper columnist, I have also published books on the country’s archaeology, history and environment. I was awarded the Abu Dhabi Medal in 2014 by HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed. My daughter, Suzanne, has been a student at Al Bateen since Year 7 and, as both a Governor and a parent, I hope to contribute to the continued development of the school’s excellence in all fields. I also hope to promote greater engagement between the school and the broader community in Abu Dhabi.

Dr Monique Taylor (Parent Governor)
I am the Campus Dean and Executive Director of NYIT-Abu Dhabi, the local campus of a US-based university. Over the past 15 years I have lived and worked in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia where I was most recently an elected board member at the Nanjing International School in China. I have a daughter at Al Bateen Academy. My family and I are excited to be in Abu Dhabi and appreciate the academically rigorous and welcoming environment of Al Bateen. As a parent governor, I look forward to supporting the school in its next strategic initiatives.

Mrs. Noha ElTawos (Parent Governor)

I am originally from Egypt; I have worked at Al Bateen Academy for almost 8 years now. Al Bateen Academy is not only a place I thoroughly enjoying working at, it’s a place that I feel has a special spirit. As a parent I see the passion the school has for education and the growth and development of my two sons has been fantastic since they joined. Being part of the SGG as Parent Governor will allow me to share my thoughts and feelings as a parent which will hopefully enable the school to make further strides to success.