Ms. Davina McCarthy, Principal
BA (Hons) English & History of Art (University College London), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Institute of Education, London), Threshold Status UPS1, Middle Leaders Programme (Queens Park Community School, London), Threshold Status UPS2, Advanced Skills Teacher Status (Convent of Jesus and Mary, London), SSAT Lead Practitioner, GISA Coordinator, Chartered Teacher Status (Capital City Academy, London), New Headteachers Programme Cohort D (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, UK), National Professional Qualification for Headship (National College for Leadership, UK)
Davina has over twenty years of experience in education in both Britain and international schools around the world. She was the Head of Primary at an international school in the Middle East and was also the Executive Head for 3 schools undergoing educational reform. She has actively implemented programmes which promote student-centred, personalised and connected learning. She has led many schools in developing curricula that define future directions and implemented significant changes to education structure, processes and beliefs about young people and learning. She has also been an examiner for English and involved in teacher training throughout her career.
She was instrumental in setting up HELP International School and was the Deputy Principal and Head of Primary during HIS’ first year of operation.