Hartland’s New Principal & Chief Academic Officer

June 8 2016

As the academic year comes to a close, we are already looking ahead to next year and we are delighted to announce that our new Principal and Chief Academic Officer, Mrs Fiona Cottam is officially in post.

Fiona joins Hartland after an extremely successful tenure at GEMS Education. Initially joining Jumeirah College as Principal and CEO in 2009, she led the school to “Outstanding” KHDA status in 2010, an accolade the school holds to this day. In 2013, Fiona moved into the role of Director of International Schools GEMS Education. In that role, she oversaw the day-to-day work of and line managed the Principals of the 23 International curriculum schools in the region. These included schools delivering the National Curriculum for England, IB curriculum and American curriculum schools. In 2015 she became Senior Vice President of the New Schools Team at GEMS. Prior to her roles within GEMS, Fiona was the Head Teacher of Wilmington Grammar School for Boys in Kent, where she was the first female leader of the school in its history.

We would like to thank all of the parents who attended the Iftar with Fiona and the senior leadership team. We welcome her to the Hartland community and invite all parents to meet Fiona before the school year finishes at their convenience.