John Conway, Principal, Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys, Abu Dhabi

Speaker Biography

John Conway is the Founding Principal at Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys. Previously, he was Headteacher at La Retraite RC Girls' School in Lambeth, London, rated “Outstanding” by OFSTED. In January 2015, was recognised by the Schools Minister, David Laws, as one of the highest performing schools in England in terms of its work with pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium.

John was a School Improvement Advisor for Lambeth Local Authority and was one of two Education Strategy Consultants working for the City of London.

As a qualified OFSTED inspector, John joined SERCO's inspection team for the latter part of 2014-15 and is now using these skills to lead Reviews within the GEMS schools network in the UAE.