Our Leaders

The people who shape the future of our students with passion and purpose

One of the true strengths of RAK Academy are our passionate senior leaders team whose world-class experience in leading within education has led the our schools to be rated the best in the Northern Emirates. Our leaders bring drive, determination and purpose to their roles and focus on providing excellent experiences for our students and parents.
Living in the heart of the community, our experienced teachers are passionate about instilling civic values in children while teaching them about the broader outside world. Focusing on child-centred learning approaches, they are skilled in untapping your child’s potential. 

They have particular expertise in the field of primary education and can bring out the best in early learners. Early childhood is a crucial stage for development as the brain develops rapidly during this time.  At this stage a stimulating environment is crucial, and we encourage communication to ensure your child develops to the utmost of their ability. We value early learning as a complex and vital undertaking and focus on core skills such as reading, writing and mathematics that are the foundation stone for learning. At a RAKA Academy school, your child receives mentorship from motivated teachers to enhance their critical thinking skills, giving them the best possible start in life.


Executive Leadership

Graham Beale
Executive Principal

Graham Beale brings a wealth of experience to his role as Executive Principal, having worked in educational leadership roles across the Gulf region for close to twenty years. He places a strong focus on developing high-performing teams at all levels within the Academy.

Philip Lee
Vice Principal - RAK Academy

Philip Lee is an accomplished educational leader with a strong focus on academic excellence and student wellbeing. With a proven track record of driving school improvement, Philip has consistently demonstrated a commitment to enhancing educational experiences for students.

Renju Thomas
Finance Director

Renju Thomas is a Dual Degree holder; Chartered Accountant (Finance, Audit and Taxation) & Master of Business Administration (Finance & HR).

Rakhee Mathew
Senior HR Manager

Rakhee Mathew is a seasoned Senior Human Resource professional with over ten years of diverse experience in various facets of Human Resources in the UAE.

Saqr Al Qasemi
Head of Marketing and Admissions

Saqr Al Qasemi brings a strong focus to enrolment management and marketing opportunities that serve the strategic vision of RAK Academy to provide a seamless experience for parents and students alike.

Abdul Raheem Abdul Rahuman
Head of Operations

Abdul Raheem, a seasoned Head of Operations, brings 19 years of experience to the hid position as Head of Operations at RAK Academy. Holding a bachelor’s degree and master’s in business administration,