Meet Our Team

Leadership Team

As an International Baccalaureate World School, we recognize that our students are talented in many different ways. Our very experienced, talented teaching team is highly motivated to contribute their knowledge to our international learning community.

Our multi-national teaching team comes from all over the world and provides outstanding expertise in the three programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB).

All our teachers are qualified to degree level, hold a PGCE (Teaching Certificate) and have QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). They also participate in regular professional development programmes to remain at the forefront of the latest educational methodology.

Our highly qualified and passionate teaching team is also ably assisted by equally enthusiastic administrative staff that are multi-national and hired locally and internationally. Together, our caring and talented faculty develops every RIS student into successful, confident and compassionate young adults.

Iain ColledgePrincipal
After beginning his teaching career in England, Iain has lived in the Middle East, Asia and Central Europe and has over 15 years experience of international school leadership. He has led schools in Libya and Thailand, and held senior positions in schools in Bahrain and in Jordan. Iain has been instrumental in delivering school improvement and expansion projects. Most recently he has been European Early Years Project Director for The British Council, setting up bilingual kindergardens across the EU. Iain is a qualified inspector for Ofsted and also has three years’ experience of inspecting schools in Dubai. He joined Raha International School in 2016 as Principal.
KATHRYN SIMMSHead of Secondary
Kathryn joined RIS as Head of the Secondary School in 2014. She graduated from Surrey University in 1997 with an honours degree in English and has extensive experience teaching Diploma level (DP) English and Theory of Knowledge, as well as being an IB examiner. She served as an Assistant Principal at King's College for the Arts and Technology, a high achieving secondary school and sixth form near London in the UK from from 2002 until 2010. Whilst at King’s, she earned the NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Head Teachers). Kathryn also held the positions of Head of English and Head of Sixth Form.
JASMINE TAYLORHead of Early Years
Jasmine has been a member of the Raha International School community since the very beginning in 2006. Jasmine has a Bachelor of Education from the University of South Australia and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science from Flinders University of South Australia. Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, Jasmine has taught in England and the UAE. She has a strong commitment to the IB philosophy and promoting student-driven inquiry through play. She has a great interest in developing outdoor learning spaces to support all areas of the PYP curriculum.
CRAIG ELDREDHead of Primary
Craig has worked in a range of educational settings as both teacher and administrator for the past 28 years, including a special school and mainstream primary schools in Sydney, Australia and London. He has worked at Utahloy International School Guangzhou, China; the Universal American School Dubai, UAE; and the Australian International School in Saigon, Vietnam. Craig is also an IB Primary Years Programme Workshop Leader and IB PYP Online Workshop Facilitator. He joined RIS in August 2014 as the Primary Years Programme Coordinator, taking on the role of Head of Primary in August 2015.