Board of Governors

The DESS Board oversees the management and development of the school in accordance with our Constitution, the best practice of British and international schools and Qatar’s laws and regulations.

The Board works closely with the Senior Leadership Team to propose policy, strategy, improvement plans, use of resources and educational developments.  The Board debates, guides and approves these as well as monitoring, by way of regular reports, the operations of the school, taking a collegial approach to governance to help the school achieve its vision as an international beacon of excellence in education

In addition to elected members of the Board and the Headteacher, we are assisted by the guidance and experience provided by non-voting members including the Business Manager, Neil Macfarlane, the Staff Representative and the Parent Council Representative all of whom add extremely valuable input at each meeting.

The Board has formed a number of Sub-Committees that meet regularly between Board meetings and feed back into the main Board meetings. The Governors and members of the school Senior Leadership Team who form these Sub-Committees have particular skills which enable them to work through complex matters with due care and attention, and present recommendations to the Board.

Please contact the Clerk to the Board of Governors for further information or a copy of our constitution please contact