With 27 nominations across 29 categories, High Performance Learning Schools and teachers are being recognised in the prestigious Top School Awards.

We are so proud of all the HPL Schools that have been shortlisted and it's a testament to the power of the HPL philosophy and framework. 

We want to congratulate Rachel Higgins (Principal and Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Jumeirah Primary School), Matthew Tompkins (Principal and Chief Executive Officer, GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa), Kelly Pickett (Foundation Stage 1 Class Teacher, GEMS Wellington International School), and Simone Shaikh (Year 1 Teacher, GEMS Founders School Dubai) have been individually nominated for awards.

We also want to congratulate HPL Schools GEMS Jumeirah Primary School, GEMS Royal Dubai School, The Pearl Academy – An Aldar Academies School, GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa, GEMS Wellington Academy – Dubai Silicon Oasis, GEMS Wellington International School, the School of Research Science, GEMS Jumeirah College, GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail and GEMS Founders School Dubai.

Now in its fifth year, the SchoolsCompared.com Top Schools Awards recognises and celebrates the powerful impact of schools, teachers, school leaders and educationalists on the lives of children in the UAE.

In total, 10 HPL Schools are recognised across the 29 Awards, with awards ranging from Best Primary School and Best School for Music; Teaching awards for Best Primary and Secondary School Teacher; and Special Awards for Child Happiness, the School Most Loved by Parents and the Most Outstanding Contribution to Education in the UAE.

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High Performance Learning is delighted to announce that Priscilla Cosgrove has been appointed as our Schools Partnership Manager.

Priscilla is hugely excited to be joining HPL and to be part of its journey to transform education. 

She spent 20 years working as a Chartered Physiotherapist, it was here that she first learned of the brain's neuro-plastic potential and having seen first-hand the powerful effect of how harnessing the brain’s incredible ability to adapt and relearn post brain injury, is now excited to see how the latest science and evidence in this area, can be utilised and applied in education. She is passionate about education and learning and loves bringing out the best potential in her clients. 

Priscilla has been working within the education sector for 3 years at ISC Research, where her clients have been education suppliers and universities serving English speaking international schools.

As Schools Partnership Manager, she will be combining her experience in education, coaching and relationship building to grow HPL’s philosophy and framework via partnerships with education suppliers and schools.

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High Performance Learning is delighted to announce that Dr. Linda Rush will be joining us as our Global Director of Accredited Schools (Fellowship & Global Community) in early October. 

Linda is joining HPL after seven years at GEMS Education as the Senior Vice President for the TELLAL Institute (based in Dubai). In this capacity, Linda led on the professional learning and development of school-teachers and leaders including those working in the public sector, globally. In establishing TELLAL, Linda drew on her extensive leadership and practice experience from being a headteacher in Liverpool, UK to leading on Teacher Education and Professional Learning at the University of Manchester.

She will bring to HPL her knowledge and expertise of working globally with teachers and leaders as well as her experience of working with regulators and schools. Her commitment to practitioner enquiry informed by her own research into ‘Partnership Learning’ and evidence-based enquiry will add to and extend our work with Accredited Schools in the HPL Fellowship and Global Community.

Linda comments “I am very pleased and excited to be joining HPL at this moment. I have recent first-hand insight into what can be achieved when staff and schools adopt and embed the HPL methodology. The HPL philosophy confirms my long-standing beliefs and values as an educator that the potential of all (both teachers and students) can be realised when important cognitive behaviours, attitudes and values are encouraged and foregrounded in a deliberate and systematic way."

 

Earlier this year, we invited students from High Performance Learning Schools (including Pathway Schools) to submit artwork for our HPL Global Art Competition. Thousands of students from across the globe entered the competition and shared incredible pieces of artwork.

The competition was open to 3 to 18-year olds and divided entrants into the following categories; Category 1: Ages 3-7 (Early Years and Lower Primary), Category 2: Ages 7-11 (Upper Primary), Category 3: Ages 11-14 (Lower Secondary), Category 4: Ages 14-16 (Upper Secondary), and Category 5: Ages 16-18 (Post 16).

We asked students to create a piece of artwork based on ‘Empathy’ - an essential VAA for High Performing Learners. Becoming a high performing learner isn’t just about learning how to think but about how to think responsibly. Remember, success is rarely the result of an individual working alone so empathy is so important. Working together, negotiating, giving and receiving help, and giving and receiving feedback is important. Being concerned for society helps learners deal with ambiguity and with complex problems while encouraging them to be good citizens.

High Performance Learning thanks all the incredible students who submitted their artwork. It was such a tough process picking winners but, after much deliberation, we’re excited to announce our winners. 

See their incredible empathy artwork here

 Winners Booklet

CATEGORY 1: AGES 3-7 (EARLY YEARS AND LOWER PRIMARY)

WINNER

Eleanor Ayton - Westbourne House School

2ND PLACE

Laranya Gupta - GEMS Founders School

3RD PLACE

Vedika Menon - GEMS Cambridge International School Dubai

HONOURABLE MENTION

Elsie Bailey - Westbourne House School

 

CATEGORY 2: AGES 7-11 (UPPER PRIMARY)

WINNER

Nandita Menon - GEMS Cambridge International School, Dubai

2ND PLACE

Anahita Mansharamani - GEMS Cambridge High School

3RD PLACE

Haya Moin - GEMS Founders School Mizhar

HONOURABLE MENTION

Jahan Vyas - GEMS Cambridge High School, Abu Dhabi

 

CATEGORY 3: AGES 11-14 (LOWER SECONDARY)

 WINNER

Ana Nanau - International British School of Bucharest

2ND PLACE

Joel Jiji - GEMS Cambridge International School, Abu Dhabi

3RD PLACE

Ecaterina Botan - International British School of Bucharest

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Rihanna Sunil - GEMS Founders School Mizhar

Eloghosa Eke - Day Waterman College Nigeria

 

CATEGORY 4: AGES 14-16 (UPPER SECONDARY)

WINNER

Oluwaseyi Osinubi - Day Waterman College Nigeria

2ND PLACE

Dasha Kurbatova - St Mary’s School Cambridge

3RD PLACE

Sophie Seed - St Mary’s School Cambridge

HONOURABLE MENTION

Alesha Muneer - GEMS Cambridge International School, Abu Dhabi

 

CATEGORY 5: AGES 16-18 (POST 16)

WINNER

Keilah Janna Asilom - GEMS Cambridge International, Abu Dhabi

2ND PLACE

Mohammed Aadil Kallivalappil - GEMS Cambridge International, Abu Dhabi

3RD PLACE

Iman Abdalla - St Mary’s School Cambridge

HONOURABLE MENTION

Christina Kell - St Mary’s School Cambridge

 
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