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Lesley Watson


Assistant Head of Primary

Mrs Watson joined the school in 2011 and in addition to being an Assistant Head for the Primary School with particular responsibility for Assessment.

I have been teaching for more than 20 years, originally in my home city of London, where I obtained my Master’s degree in Education Management, and internationally in places as diverse as Hong Kong, Brunei and the Falkland Islands.

More recently my family and I had settled in England, but we decided we hadn’t quite finished with international travel and I was delighted to be offered a position at BISAD in the summer of 2011.

My husband and I have two beautiful girls, both of whom are at the school and whose education is an important part of the reason we chose to move to Abu Dhabi. I’m a qualified diver, enjoy yoga and learned to water-ski in a river in Borneo where I was told the crocodiles didn’t like to get too close to the boats…

What do our students say?

“Mrs Watson is a very kind and loving teacher. I hope all the Year One children want to be in 2B.” Alex

“I enjoy our classes every day.”  Abdulla

“Mrs Watson is teaching us so well. We are learning.” Shahad.