Chief Academic Officer, GEMS Education Africa
Raminder is an international, UK trained educationalist and is the Chief Academic Officer, GEMS Education Africa. Over his 24 year career he has held a number of headships at nursery, primary and secondary levels in England, Belgium and most recently in Dubai where, from 2005 – 2010, he was principal of the Winchester School. In this role he provided a supportive and stimulating environment for 2,700 mixed ability children aged between 3 to 18 years. Key achievements included increasing pupils numbers at the school from 299 to 2700 in five years and introducing the IGCSE and ‘A’ Levels.
Raminder was appointed to the post of Director of Schools for GEMS UK in May 2010 and is responsible for directing their operation and management. The role involves ensuring schools meet statutory and regulatory requirements; monitoring school self-evaluation; developing school improvement plans and setting targets; writing Head Teacher reports and undertaking performance reviews.
His focus is always to enable pupils from a rich cultural mix, and of all abilities, to receive the most challenging educational opportunities and achieve their full academic and personal potential. He is dedicated to creating caring, enriching, individualised and well balanced learning environments where emotional intelligence is balanced with academic achievement.
He has a BEd in Education from Kingston University and a Masters in Maths and English from Brunel. He was awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Education by Her Majesty the Queen in 2001 and the Windrush Pioneer Principal Award in 2002.