Local Advisory Board


The Local Advisory Board functions primarily as an advisory board and holds an important strategic role in overseeing the achievement of the school’s strategic aims and objectives.

The LAB will:

  • understand and uphold the school’s and GEMS vision and values.
  • monitor, advise and support the school on matters of strategy and policy.
  • help monitor the school’s standards and performance.
  • support the school and the Principal and seek to provide wise counsel.

FPS Local Advisory Board Members

Members are a group of experienced and skilled individuals from diverse backgrounds, who add a great deal to improve the school’s performance. Members are mindful of the role and responsibilities of the Principal, and understand and appreciate the relationship of GEMS (the company) to the school.

The LAB is not involved in financial matters, appointing staff, the day to day running of the school, admissions, individual issues or grievances, or any other matters which are the remit of GEMS or the school’s leadership.



LAB Roles


Baz Nijjar 


 Innovation, Specialism & Industry links

Raida Al Lamki

Vice Chair

 Wellbeing & Happiness

Matthew Burfield

Governor  Leadership & Coaching

Nicola Newing


 Inclusion, Safeguarding, Wellbeing & Happiness

Muna Al Falasi

Governor   Special events & Community outreach
 Aisha Alsheikh Governor   Emiratisation & Advancement of Emirati students
 Jan Horn Governor  Innovation & Higher Education
 Naveed Iqbal Governor
 Strategic Improvement & Curriculum

Our LAB Members

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