Dec 9, 2016
Dr Ahmed Hussain is currently the Senior Director of Academics for Wellington College China. This position involves leading the Institute of Learning in addition to working across the Wellington College China group on all academic related issues and providing outreach support beyond of the Wellington College China group. Before the appointment, Ahmed served as the Director of Schools at Wellington College China for three years. Following an initial career as a research scientist with University of Nottingham, Ahmed trained as teacher of science. Following a number of teaching and leadership positions, Ahmed was appointed as a Lecturer of Education at Durham University. Here he led on training and developing teachers, teaching on Masters and EdD courses as well as undertaking research in the fields of curriculum analysis, assessment and teacher professional development. Ahmed took up a number of senior leadership positions in schools in the UK and Dubai along with working in the education reform project in Abu Dhabi. Here he led projects on senior leader and teacher professional development along with supporting the development and rollout of national standards for school leaders and teachers in the UAE. Ahmed is a passionate educator who was drawn to the Wellington College China group because of the educational values, ethos and commitment to a truly holistic education. He is married with two young boys, and as a family they are truly embracing the rich heritage and culture of Shanghai and China.