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Louise Dawson

Head of Inclusion - Jumeirah College, Dubai

Louise Dawson is an Independent Consultant, supporting parents and schools with Inclusion across the Middle East.  Louise is a parent of three (now grown) children with identified needs, has worked in Dubai for 10 years and Hong Kong for 8.  Previously with Jumeirah College, Kings’ School Al Barsha, and Wellington International School she is well placed to understand the trials and tribulations of parenting children through the education system and has  an in-depth knowledge of leading Inclusion within international private schools; as well as understanding the Inclusion journey that the UAE has been on.  Previously the BSME Inclusion Network Lead for Inclusion, Louise writes and delivers training for Infinite Learning, Real Training and EduCare.  She works closely with Inclusion Expert to bring quality training opportunities to the Middle East.  Louise is Co-Founder of the International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners, Co-Founder of Inclusion Network ME, and speaks frequently across many education platforms including hosting two sessions with What Works for KHDA.  An advocate of assistive technology, she also works with Cricksoft and Texthelp to bring supporting software to the Middle East.   Prior to Dubai Louise spent six years in mainstream and Special School in England.