Our Team

Our Team

Al Karamah School have a team of fully qualified, specialist trained British and Arabic teachers who are supported by a high ratio of trained, skilled therapists and assistants.

Experienced in teaching students with social communication disorders and complex special educational needs and disabilities, they are able to enable positive educational outcomes for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT), and Occupational Therapy needs.

They are also experienced at working collaboratively with professionals, including SaLTs, Occupational Therapists and Educational Psychologists.

Through one-to-one support and small class sizes, our staff are able to give each child the individual support needed to ensure their success.

Our Team

Al Karamah School have a team of fully qualified, specialist trained British and Arabic teachers who are supported by a high ratio of trained, skilled therapists and assistants.
Experienced in teaching students with social communication disorders and complex special educational needs and disabilities, they are able to enable positive educational outcomes for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASC), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT), and Occupational Therapy needs.

They are also experienced at working collaboratively with professionals, including SaLTs, Occupational Therapists and Educational Psychologists.

Through one-to-one support and small class sizes, our staff are able to give each child the individual support needed to ensure their success.

Mrs Lucy Wood, Principal

With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Lucy Wood started as a teacher working in schools in the South of England and managed SEN and autism groups at Highbury College, Portsmouth prior to moving on to DHT at Hampshire Autistic Society in 2002. Ms. Wood then took an MSc at Southampton University with a thesis on ASD and reading abilities followed by completion of the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), moving on to take her first headship with Priory Education and Children’s services in 2008.  Since then Lucy Wood has overseen three ASC schools for Priory as a Principal moving to Abu Dhabi in 2018 as the Founding Principal for Al Karamah School.

Ms. Wood developed her specialism taking secondments in various special schools and then went to work for Hampshire Autistic Society for five years as a Deputy Head and setting up their Post-16 facility, a small college for young people with Asperger syndrome. 

Next followed a Headship at Tadley Court (ne Horizon) School in Basingstoke before joining Priory Lodge School first as an Acting Head and then as School Principal.
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Mrs Lucy Wood, Principal

With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Lucy Wood started as a teacher working in schools in the South of England and managed SEN and autism groups at Highbury College, Portsmouth prior to moving on to DHT at Hampshire Autistic Society in 2002. Ms. Wood then took an MSc at Southampton University with a thesis on ASD and reading abilities followed by completion of the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), moving on to take her first headship with Priory Education and Children’s services in 2008.  Since then Lucy Wood has overseen three ASC schools for Priory as a Principal moving to Abu Dhabi in 2018 as the Founding Principal for Al Karamah School.

Ms. Wood developed her specialism taking secondments in various special schools and then went to work for Hampshire Autistic Society for five years as a Deputy Head and setting up their Post-16 facility, a small college for young people with Asperger syndrome. 

Next followed a Headship at Tadley Court (ne Horizon) School in Basingstoke before joining Priory Lodge School first as an Acting Head and then as School Principal.
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Join Our Team

We are always on the lookout for dedicated, compassionate and accomplished talent. If you are someone who has experience working with children with people of determination and would like to join the Al Karamah School team, we would love to hear from you.

Join Our Team

We are always on the lookout for dedicated, compassionate and accomplished talent. If you are someone who has experience working with children with people of determination and would like to join the Al Karamah School team, we would love to hear from you.