Benjamin Atkins - The Aquila School Dubai

Benjamin Atkins

Head of Secondary

A left-brained digital native, Benjamin is analytical and research-driven. After reading mathematics at University, Benjamin was the first graduate in his family. A firm believer in life-long education, after qualifying as a teacher he has continued to study and holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management, a PGCE in Inclusion, the National Award for SEN Coordination and the National Professional Qualification for Headship. Currently, he is completing his Doctorate in Social Care, Policy and Practice with a focus on school attendance.

Benjamin is a facilitator with the Institute of Education (UCL) and Infinite Learning on the UK National Professional Qualification courses for Middle and Senior Leaders. He also works with PENTA International to accredit schools as British Schools Overseas. Benjamin is currently the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Inclusion Champion in his school; he is also a GCSE Expert Examiner for the UK’s largest examination awarding body and an Education Consultant on behalf of the TES Institute.

As a Founding Fellow of the Charted College of Teaching, Benjamin works to raise the status of the profession in society; shape policy; be research-rich; and help to place teachers at the heart of education. In this capacity, Benjamin is a member of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Teaching Profession that brings together members of parliament with representatives of organisations working in the education sector.

A Guinness World Record holder for teaching the ‘World’s Largest Maths Class’, Benjamin also holds all three Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards and has climbed the tallest mountain in England, Scotland and Wales in under 24 hours. He enjoys travelling and visiting historical sites and museums; as well as hiking and white-water rafting and has skydived for charity.

Benjamin joined The Aquila School in 2021, starting his tenth year in the UAE.