Jeni Dellman

Head of Primary School

British School Muscat
Jeni Dellman is Head of Primary at British School Muscat. A passionate, experienced practitioner with over 25 years of UK and international teaching experience, Jeni has worked at schools in the UK, Egypt, Thailand, Jordan and Oman. Whilst at BSM, Jeni was heavily involved in the development of the Assessment, Reporting and Feedback policies across the school. As an Assistant Head she developed the Student Leadership Committee and opportunities for student voice and increased parental engagement. Jeni has been Head of Primary School for the past 3 years at BSM. During that time she has worked on a number of initiatives: which have included collaborations with #themonalisaeffect, Learning Ladders and High Performance Learning, to enhance the BSM Discovery Learning model and personalise learning for each student. She has also been part of the team which developed a new blended and online provision model across the school in response to the Pandemic. Most recently, Jeni has completed her coaching certification and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. She is currently undertaking her ICF accreditation in ‘Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching’ with CRR Global.

Leaders in Education Conference

17 November 2022 | 12:15 - 12:45 | English | Why every leader should have a coach

armchair chat with Dr Helen Wright and Jeni Dellman

This session will make a passionate case for how essential coaching is for school leaders, and – drawing on Dr Helen Wright’s experience of coaching school leaders for several years - will explore:

·      Why schools and school groups are catching up with businesses in providing coaching for their leaders

·       The transformative power of coaching in school leadership: examples of what can emerge

·       Personal and professional coaching questions for school leaders


Growth Mindset

17 November 2022 | 14:30 - 14:50 | English | Leading with Vulnerability: working with staff and parent voice to co-construct a shared development plan

How can we ensure that the feedback we receive from staff and parents is used to grow and develop our school? Is collaboration always a success? Who should have a voice? In this presentation, I will share my journey through a time of COVID and into a new future. I will be talking about how the use of parent and staff surveys, in addition to petitions and feedback have had an impact on our practice within the Primary School. I will also reflect on our student voice provision and where we can develop this further. In this anecdotal presentation I will talk openly about the challenges and opportunities that have arisen over the past 2 years and what links I have made between vulnerability and leadership.