Philippa Wraithmell

Assistant Principal

Rashid and Latifa School

Philippa is an author (The Digital Ecosystem) and award-winning educator who specialises in digital strategy, Learning, and Teaching, and change leadership in schools. She has extensive experience in developing policies for government entities as well as bespoke frameworks for schools globally. Philippa is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Intel Train the Trainer, Google certified, and Microsoft educator.  Having taught for 13 years, 6 in the Middle East and the UK both primary and secondary with a focus on STEAM, Design Technology & Computer science.  She regularly reviews international awards for sustainability, environmental awareness & digital innovation.


01 November, 2023 | 13:40 to 14:25
Leading Possibility

Rashid and Latifa Schools is the embodiment of a vision by Dubai’s leaders for the school to be a world-class institution that will be the training ground of the future leaders of the emirate and the UAE. Jodie Drew, Principal (Boys), Claire Crew, Principal (Girls), and Philippa Wraithmell (Assistant Principal, Digital Strategy, Learning and Innovation) will share

• How the RLS journey began and what education empowerment, research and vision-driven school development means for an educational institution that has lofty ambitions for the future of education in Dubai and the UAE, as well as the rest of the world

• What the student learning experience will be like at this visionary school, where STUDENTS LEAD their learning pathways, instead of mere participants in the learning process

• How the school’s innovative strategy will empower culture, digital fluency as well as data literacy, numeracy and reading literacy.

It is a journey that will be shared by three amazing women