Shane Ruane – Assistant Head of Primary
As Assistant Head of Primary, I value all interactions with students, colleagues and parents as we work together to provide a high quality education to students where they feel supported, encouraged and celebrated each and every day. I firmly believe that as teachers, we are also life-long learners. To this end, I am currently studying a M.Ed. – Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management.
This will be my 4th year living and working in the UAE. Having taught for a number of years in Dublin Ireland, I moved to Abu Dhabi. In Ireland, I have been involved on a National Level in curriculum development, creating learning resources for primary students as well as consulting on induction programmes and mentoring for newly qualified teachers. In recent years, I worked as part of the educational reform in Abu Dhabi Public Schools before joining the leadership team at Reach.
My educational philosophy is to help prepare our students to be citizens of the future. It is important that we develop our students holistically through their studies, physical education, extra-curricular activities, interactions with their peers and engagement in school life. Abu Dhabi has so many facilities and learning opportunities for our students. I intend to continue making strategic links and partnerships with businesses and organisations in Abu Dhabi to provide students with learning experiences both within and outside school to consolidate our students’ learning in a real-life context.
I have been involved in many areas of school development since joining Reach in 2017. As the school continues to grow and develop, I look forward to celebrating the achievements and addressing the potential challenges ahead. I work closely with our Key Stage Leaders, Heads of Year and Primary Teachers, to ensure we provide students with the best possible educational experience and curriculum programme in a supportive, inclusive environment.
I look forward to welcoming parents to the school for Parents’ Evenings and to share in our schedule of events and celebrations as they occur throughout the school year. I trust that parents will support us on the journey as partners in your children’s education as students’ progress through the school. This will enable our student community to develop their skills going forward to Lead, Learn and Inspire in future.