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Senior Leadership Team

Lisa Passante

Lisa Passante

Principal

Lisa Passante graduated with a BA (Hons) in Media Arts and English before completing her PGCE in 2000. After teaching in Lincolnshire, UK for six years, Lisa relocated to China where she joined Nord Anglia Education undertaking senior leadership roles including Head of Primary and Principal in Shanghai and Beijing. A passionate advocate of lifelong learning, Lisa achieved her NPQH and Masters in Educational Leadership during her tenure in Beijing, using her research to inform continued school improvement.

Prior to joining Al Shohub Private School, Lisa was Principal of Mount Kelly School, Hong Kong. Since 2017, Lisa has also been a Lead Improvement Partner, supporting British international schools worldwide in achieving the COBIS Compliance and Patron’s Accreditation. Her educational philosophy is based around the notion that there are no limits to what each and every child can achieve, and as a school leader, sees it very much her role to facilitate these opportunities, enabling all learners to realise their dreams.

Alison Lloyd

Alison Lloyd

Head of FS and Primary

With over 12 years’ experience, Alison Lloyd was appointed as Head of Primary of Al Shohub Private School in August 2019. Alison has a proven track record of leading effective change in schools; ensuring students are given exciting, challenging and rewarding learning opportunities.

Initially inspired by the school’s vision, Alison joined the school with the passion and enthusiasm needed to drive the school forward. After completing her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2016 Alison became a qualified BSO (British schools overseas) inspector and brings with her the tools, commitment and skills to work alongside the other SLT members to develop Al Shohub into a world class learning community.

Su Boyd

Su Boyd

Head of Secondary, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Su Boyd joined Al Shohub Private School as Head of Secondary in August 2019. She has been working in education for fifteen years and this is her sixth academic year internationally. Su previously had the privilege to work at The British School in Colombo, Sri Lanka and for GEMS as Head of Middle School and as Deputy Head (Academic), as well as being a GEMS internal inspector across the family of schools. Prior to that, her time has been in schools in Leeds and Nottinghamshire in the UK.

Su’s philosophy is that every student can achieve, therefore it is our duty to inspire, facilitate and direct students on their educational journey. Su is passionate about providing experiences for the Al Shohub students that they will all be proud of: “Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten”.