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  • Ann Djedid Ann Djedid

    Ann Djedid

    Head of Campus, Themaid

    Ann Djedid

    As the longest serving member of staff, I am very proud of the accomplishments and achievements of Compass International School Doha. I have watched it grow from one campus to the current four campuses, offering a first class education to over 2000 students of 70 nationalities. Originally qualified as a Primary Teacher in Scotland, I have over thirty years’ experience in both education and leadership. 


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  • Brian Irving Brian Irving

    Brian Irving

    Head of Secondary, Themaid

    Brian Irving

    I have over 25 years of teaching and leadership experience in the UK, Thailand, Qatar, and UAE, and am very excited to be returning to the city where my international career began 17 years ago and also to Nord Anglia Education where I was Head of Secondary in Abu Dhabi and interim Principal in Switzerland.

    I am looking forward to joining the Themaid Campus of Compass International School and to leading the Secondary School through these most interesting of times. Putting the students at the centre of every decision, developing outstanding teaching and learning, focusing on high academic standards, and being ambitious for every student are some of my main goals and I am looking forward to working with staff to develop these further in the coming years.  I am also looking forward to working closely with parents to build strong home-school partnerships.

    Outside of school, I enjoy playing with my 2-year-old daughter, cooking (and eating) a wide variety of cuisines, and reading crime novels.

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  • Laura Anderson-Rice Laura Anderson-Rice

    Laura Anderson-Rice

    Head of Secondary, Madinat Khalifa

    Laura Anderson-Rice

    I hold a first class honours degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University and a PGCE in Lifelong Learning, specialising in Psychology and Business Studies. I worked in a payroll and administrative environment prior to teaching where I gained a qualification in Team Leading, and I am on the British Psychological Society register after achieving my Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing and becoming fully qualified in Psychometric Testing and Access Arrangements.

    Outside of school I enjoy running, the gym and swimming but often undo my hard work with good food and chocolate! I also like to read, watch films and listen to live music.  I would love to be able to play the piano and next on my holiday wish list is the Far East.

    I would like to continue to develop the Psychology department and work even harder to engage and inspire my students.  On a wider school level, I want to further support our students in a wider range of areas and celebrate the success of our school community on a much larger scale.

    My favourite quote is: “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” - Joshua J. Marine

    To be ambitious is to try new things, reach for your goals and be unafraid to make mistakes along the way.  Continuously learning and working to be the best you can be.

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  • Sarah (Reid) Dillon Sarah (Reid) Dillon

    Sarah Dillon

    Head of Primary, Madinat Khalifa

    Sarah Dillon

    My name is Sarah Dillon and I am the Head of Primary at the Madinat Khalifa Campus. I have lived in Doha for 8 wonderful years and have worked in both the Rayyan and Gharaffa campuses. I am very passionate about putting children at the heart of everything a school does and love watching our students grow into confident, responsible, and truly international citizens. 

    Compass International School feels like one big family and I am very proud to be part of the team.

    I live in Doha with my husband and in my spare time and I enjoy reading and cooking. I adore travelling to new places and love learning about new cultures.

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  • Karen Wilson Karen Wilson

    Karen Wilson

    Head of Campus, Gharaffa

    Karen Wilson

    In January 2017, I joined CISD as Head of the Gharaffa Campus.  Prior to this, I was Acting Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher at Doha English Speaking School, Qatar.

    I have lived and worked in Doha for over 21 years.  My particular educational passions include, English, Music, the Performing Arts, Personal, Social and Emotional Development plus Assessment for Learning.  I firmly believe that it is our duty to realise the potential in your child; creating independent children who are able to question, reflect and challenge whilst considering the thoughts and feelings of others.

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  • Paul Holyome Paul Holyome

    Paul Holyome

    Executive Principal

    Paul Holyome

    I started my teaching career in England and went on to become Headteacher at Swanmore Middle School and Vice Principal of Ryde Academy, both on the Isle of Wight.

    Before joining Compass International School, I was Principal at The British School Yangon, also a part of the Nord Anglia Education family of Schools. Prior to that, I was Principal at the British Vietnamese International School, Ho Chi Minh City, another Nord Anglia Education School. 

    I have been enjoying my time at Compass and getting to know the wonderful community of students, teachers, parents and staff that make our school a special one.

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  • Peter Anderton Peter Anderton

    Peter Anderton

    Head of Campus, Rayyan

    Peter Anderton

    Hello, I'm Peter, the Head of Campus at Rayyan. I grew up in Solihull, England and gained a Psychology degree before completing my PGCE in Primary Education. I have taught in Birmingham, Brunei and in Qatar and enjoy the similarities and differences between the three countries. I am here with my wife, son and daughter and together we like to explore the experiences on offer in this wonderful country. My hobbies include cooking and reading and I am an avid follower of rugby union. 

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Themaid Campus

PO Box 22463
Building 16, Street 1457, Zone 51
Al ThemaidDohaQatar


Gharaffa Campus

PO Box 22463
Building: 55; 670 Al Abareeq Street; Zone: 51
Gharrafa DohaQatar


Madinat Khalifa Campus

PO Box 22463
Building: 34; 926 Al Baihaqi Street; Zone:32
Madinat KhalifaDohaQatar


Gharaffa General Enquiries +974 4034 9666

Madinat Khalifa General Enquiries +974 4034 9888

Themaid General Enquiries +974 4034 6800

Madinat Khalifa Admissions +974 4034 9821

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