Tassos Anastasiades | Director
Ajman Academy School | United Arab Emirates

Tassos Anastasiades, Director, Ajman Academy School

Dr. Tassos Anastasiades is currently the Director of Ajman Academy
His previous experience includes serving Principal of Dubai Gem Private School, Director of Quality Assurance at Innoventures Education and headships and school leadership positions in UK, Bahrain, China, Nigeria, Zambia, Malaysia and Cyprus
He has 35 years of experience in educational leadership has involved monitoring of educational standards, quality assurance, developing bespoke leadership training across schools, preparation for KHDA inspections, monitoring of the quality of teaching and learning, providing professional development across the group and working closely with schools development targets including personalised appraisal systems and school policy development. He has also worked closely with IBO, CIS and OFSTED/ KHDA in ensuring the highest of educational standards, and in particular leading the accreditation / re accreditation by CIS of all schools. Leadership of progress and attainment tracking with a focus on all students making above expected progress through quality teaching interventions is one of his key targets
Dr. Anastasiades has a PhD in Biochemistry (Nottingham University, )  MA Education ( Bath University, MBA Educational Leadership ( Leicester University ) and the National Professional Qualification for Headship. 
Tassos has had many publications which include:
Leadership: Structuring for High Academic Achievement in schools
The management of staff morale in relation to the creation of a learning organisation
A comparison of the Cyprus Education System with Education in Finland
His philosophy is that “as educators and leaders our most important role is to empower students to become independent learners and to develop the skills to navigate in a technology driven, ever changing world. The quality of school provision and educational leadership, and the impact on the learning environment empowering young learners, without question, should be better than good. It is effective school leadership that will create leaders which will influence and develop the roadmap for the unpredictable challenges which lie ahead.”


EduTECH M.E. day 2 @ 14:40

World leading learning

  •     Holding students accountable via self-evaluation of strengths and weaknesses  
  •     Measuring what counts: memorisation vs understanding via applied learning  
  •     Creating a context for learning that is meaningful, relevant, and authentic
  •     Nurturing strategic, critical thinking skills for solving problems with creative solutions
  •     Gamifying your classroom: turning lessons into missions 
  •     Combining testing that combines critical thinking, authentic learning and 21st century skills

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