GEMS Education appoints Nicholas Brain as Principal of Jumeirah College

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New principal set to join the school ahead of 2023-24 academic year 

Dubai, April 28, 2023: GEMS Education has appointed Nicholas Brain as the new Principal/CEO of the Jumeirah College. Brain, who is currently an Executive Head with Bellevue Education, leading Sherfield School in the UK as well as the wider group of schools, will join the Dubai-based secondary school in time for the beginning of the 2023-24 academic year. 

British-educated Brain has more than 25 years of exceptional teaching experience across a range of educational settings. He has served at Sherfield School and across the Bellevue Education group for the past five years and was previously Executive Headteacher of two outstanding senior schools in South Wales. 

Commenting on the prospect of joining one of GEMS Education’s flagship schools, Brain said, “With exciting expansion developments ahead and such outstanding global reputations, the opportunity to join Jumeirah College and GEMS Education provides an unrivalled proposition.  

Brain has served as an executive board member of the UK’s Central South Consortium Strategy Group, leading school improvement and school-to-school support across more than 400 schools. He has also been a member of an Independent Advisory Group providing advice and support to the Welsh Government on educational reform and leadership. 

Brain joins Jumeirah College at a particularly exciting time for the school, which earlier this year announced plans to expand its provision with the redevelopment of an extensive site directly adjacent to the current campus to house a new sixth form centre and specialist sports facilities. At the same time, the existing school building is also being enhanced and modernised.