Appointment of Executive Principal (EP)

28th March 2024

Dear Braeburn Community,

I am delighted to introduce myself as the incoming Executive Principal overseeing Braeburn School and Braeburn Mombasa International School, and additionally working across all Braeburn schools, focusing on educational technology. I have been fortunate to have worked in leadership posts heading primary, secondary, and all-through schools, as well as group wide roles in the UK and abroad, and am looking forward to this wonderful opportunity to join the Braeburn team formally this coming summer.

I am passionate about educating the whole child and ensuring that they are prepared for learning and life, and fostering a climate of excellence across multiple disciplines and phases. I am committed to establishing strong, positive, and productive relationships with colleagues, parents, and external organisations to build on the tremendous success of Braeburn and ensure that Braeburn students continue to be well-rounded, academically strong, and prepared for an ever-changing global landscape and future.

Braeburn would not be where it is today without visionary leadership, outstanding headteachers, talented school teams, and supportive parents, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about the organisation, schools, and people, and am committed to contributing to further development through working in partnership with stakeholders, promoting collaboration, and fostering a culture of innovation.

I will join the Braeburn family with our youngest son and my wife and have two older children in the UK at university who have studied in different educational systems and countries around the world throughout their primary and secondary education. I can, therefore, see the learning journey of students from both the perspective of a parent and an educator, and I am thrilled that my son will be a Braeburn student!

I am excited about the journey ahead and am dedicated to ensuring that Braeburn School Gitanga Road and Braeburn Mombasa remain at the forefront of education in the region. I am eager to meet and get to know each of you as we work together to provide the best possible educational experience for our students.

Thank you for welcoming me into the Braeburn family.

Mr Raja Ali

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Independent Schools Inspectorate
Council of British International Schools (Compliance Member)
The Independent Association of Prep Schools