Dr. Timothy Hughes
I have worked both as a principal of high performing schools and as a corporate leader spearheading school improvement across school groups in the UAE and India, specialising in the UK, US, and CBSE curriculum.
From 2014-2018 I was Principal of Al Yasmina Academy, Abu Dhabi, the flagship school of Aldar Academies.
During this time, I led the school to outstanding inspection outcomes, secured its status as a world's top 10 benchmarking academy in Reading & Literacy, the top-ranked school in Abu Dhabi in Maths & Science, and a school amongst the world's best organisations in the prestigious Investors in People Award, achieving the gold level accreditation.
In the UK I co-led Nunthorpe Academy to outstanding inspection outcomes in all categories and supported its accreditation as a National Teaching School, the Investors in People gold level accreditation, Investors in Careers status, and National Parent Partnership awards.
I am fortunate to have won UK National Awards for both teaching and STEM business / industry partnerships, for being distinguished by the Royal Academy of Engineering for contributions to its Engineering Education Scheme, and for receiving a prestigious lifetime achievement award for contributions to the betterment of contemporary society.
Before becoming an educator, I helped develop a chemotherapy treatment for colorectal cancer, a treatment which is still being prescribed to patients to this day.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, a doctorate in Chemical Physics, and PGCE Science with distinction. I also hold the professional qualifications: Chartered Scientist, Chartered Chemist, and Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, Chartered Physicist, and Member of the Institute of Physics, and National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).
I am passionate about educational research and have mentored over 100 projects over the past 20 years, including with Professor John Hattie & Professor Guy Claxton, including being an accredited visible leaming consultant and accredited trainer for the NPQML and NPQSL qualifications for school leaders.
My educational philosophy :
Your education is your most precious gift that helps you make your unique contribution to the world.
Whether a child dreams of being the first swimmer to win 12 gold medals at a single Olympics, of being the world’s best ballerina, a top brain surgeon, or the first astronaut to stand on Mars, we have a collective duty to help every child achieve their goals.
The best schools do this and CSHI schools are well on their way to being the very best!