Dubai: Navin Valrani, CEO of Dubai-based Al Shirawi Engineering Service Group, has been appointed CEO of The Arcadia Preparatory School. Navin’s latest role will see him utilise his impressive business acumen to ensure the new school runs smoothly and in line with the vision of the school’s founder, Mohan Valrani.
Raised in Dubai, Navin is a passionate believer in the power of education to change lives. Having graduated with honours from the Wharton School of Business Navin then gained a distinction in his MBA at London Business School (LBS) before serving as chairman of the Emirates’ chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. In 2014 Navin, together with his wife, created the Monica and Navin Valrani scholarship fund to support female students from India attend both the University of Pennsylvania and LBS.
Today, Navin oversees ten companies, six joint ventures and over 5,000 employees in his position as CEO at Al Shirawi Engineering Service Group, in addition to sitting on the board of the overall Al Shirawi group -one of the largest conglomerates in the Arabian Gulf.
“I am delighted to be joining The Arcadia Preparatory School and am very excited about this new chapter we are beginning. I have always been a firm believer in the importance of providing youngsters with the very best education possible and I believe this school will truly help to shape the lives of future generations, bringing innovative and progressive approaches to education here in Dubai,” commented Navin Valrani.
“The Arcadia Preparatory school was founded to create an inspirational educational environment so every child can benefit from an enriched learning experience – from the teachers and the curriculum through to the school’s world-class facilities,” he added.
About The Arcadia Preparatory School
The Arcadia Preparatory School, located in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle, offers the National Curriculum for England to pupils studying from Foundation Stage 1 (nursery) to Key Stage 2 (year 6). Due to open in August 2016, the community-focused school aspires to be one of the leading British primary schools in the world by instilling into students a lifelong passion for learning, and by nurturing innovation and the pursuit of excellence amongst the teaching staff.
The Arcadia Preparatory School is the first in a series of community-based schools delivering the vision of Mohan Valrani and the Al Shirawi Group. As the Chairman of the school, Valrani is an avid believer in providing the very best education for future generations.
Believing that a school’s greatest asset is its teachers, the group is building The Arcadia House, a dedicated accommodation facility within JVT for school staff. By offering the enhanced benefit of quality housing, the school is investing fully in its teachers’ happiness and wellbeing thereby encouraging them to aspire to excellence within the classroom.
The Arcadia Preparatory School’s curriculum includes a unique Enrichment Learning Programme (ELP) – an all-inclusive programme, based on an extended school day – that complements the core curriculum, providing dynamic and diverse activities and rich learning opportunities for pupils, including in-class homework support. The ELP is provided at no extra cost to parents and is a core aspect of the school’s values and ethos, where lifelong learning is nurtured. In addition, the school is offering specialist support for English as an Additional Language (EAL) as part of the core curriculum for those students whose native language is not English.
Future Dubai-based schools for Arcadia Group include The Arcadia Senior School, also in Jumeirah Village Triangle; and The Arcadia Primary and Secondary School in Jebel Ali.
Address: District 9 Jumeirah Village Triangle, Dubai
Phone number: 04 558 5010
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