David Cook comes on board with 16 years of senior leadership experience in UK schools
Dubai, UAE: (August, 2017): Repton School Dubai, part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI) and a partner school of the renowned Repton School in the United Kingdom, announced the appointment of Mr. David Cook as Headmaster. David has 16 years of senior leadership experience in UK schools and will take over from Jonathan Hughes D’aeth who served the school as Headmaster for over seven years and leaves an inspiring legacy for his successor.
In line with the school’s philosophy of securing ‘the best for every child’, Mr. Cook along with school staff will oversee the academic, physical and social development for 2,000 pupils at Repton School Dubai. Mr. Cook will look to build on the strong foundation of the school which has developed a vibrant multi-cultural learning community while blending modern teaching methods with the tradition and core values of Repton UK which has an enviable heritage with its 450 year history.
Speaking about the appointment, Mr. David Cook said: “I am delighted to be a part of the Repton family. I am looking forward to working in the UAE, a country which enjoys international recognition due to its ability to forge tradition with modernity and innovation. The school has enjoyed a string of successes, not least the ‘Outstanding’ rating that it received from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). My approach at Repton Dubai will be to challenge myself and the school to articulate what sustainable excellence looks like while building on our reputation for world class learning and contributing to the wider community.”
Prior to joining Repton School Dubai, Mr. Cook was appointed as Headmaster of Merchant Taylors’ School, one of the leading schools in the North of England. He also served as Chairman of HMC North West, a professional association of heads of the world’s leading independent schools. He has trained at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and holds a BA (Hons) in History and an MA in Victorian Literature and History from Birkbeck College, University of London.