Frances Powell

Head of Secondary School The Arbor School

Frances is currently Head of Secondary at The Arbor School, Dubai Dubai. She has worked internationally for over 12 years and has concentrated predominantly on leading teams in ambitious schools with a strong focus on wellbeing and developing the strengths of students.
Originally hailing from England, she received 1st Class Honours in English at the University of Leicester and went on to complete her PGCE and MEd (Cantab) at the University of Cambridge. A true believer in life-long learning she has also completed a diploma in Psychology and most recently achieved her NPQSL qualification.
Frances sees wellbeing and mentoring at the heart of any team and has presented regularly on this concept and positive psychology across South East Asia. She fully believes in providing opportunities for those around her to grow and flourish and is a strong advocate of supporting women in leadership. She is passionate about the professional empowerment of women through strength building, strategic guidance and organised dynamism.

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