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Michael Strachan is an experienced Science teacher and educational leader with 17 years in education, 7 of those as a senior leader. He has held a wide variety of leadership roles including head of Biology, Head of science as the assistant head (Teaching & Learning). Michael has been in his current role as Deputy Headteacher (Academic) at Repton since 2017. Originally from London, he gained a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences before completing a PGCE in Secondary Science. Michael is active in educational research; he has also completed a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Bath. More recently Michael completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) with University College London, where his work exploring alternative curricular models received high praise. In recognition of his significant contribution to education, Michael was appointed as a fellow of the Chartered College of Teachers in 2021.
Alongside his work at Repton Dubai, Michael is heavily involved with a number of external agencies and works internationally as an educational consultant, author, and teacher trainer. His expertise is regularly called upon by Cambridge University Press and he has so far led professional development for teachers in 7 different countries. Here in Dubai, he has worked with teachers at the very start of their careers, lecturing on the University of Birmingham’s PGCE programme as well as the University of Middlesex’s MA in Education. As a passionate scientist has authored a number of textbooks and other teaching materials which are used around the world. Michael also sits on the UAE Cambridge schools council where he helps guide educational policy and support for British schools in the UAE.