Oona Carlin - The Leadership Team


Oona Carlin

Oona was educated in the UK and studied Biochemistry at Imperial College, London before training to be a teacher at the University of Cambridge. She also gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management from the Institute of Education, London.

Oona has taught for over 25 years and has a wealth of experience ranging from large co-educational schools in the UK to a British school in South America. She has worked in some of the top UK Independent Schools including Putney High School as Deputy Head, and more recently, Ipswich High School for six years as Head. Over the years, Oona has made a significant impact including year-on-year improvement in GCSE and A-level examination results, transitional changes to become a co-educational school, the recent addition of Boarding, and launching a franchise school overseas. Under Oona’s leadership, Ipswich High School has been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2019. During her time at Ipswich High School Oona also served as the Independent School’s advisor to the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) consulting on GCSE and A Level reform.

Oona is a keen sportswoman and has played hockey at a regional and county level. She also has a passion for performing and creative arts.

Head of School

Marie Sibley

Having gained a BEd Hons at the University of Birmingham, Marie started her teaching career in 1993, working in two Birmingham primary schools. Whilst there she was recognized as an ‘Advanced Skills Teacher’ and provided Literacy training regionally and internationally. She then spent a year as a Literary Advisor in Shropshire before being appointed Deputy Head of a primary school in Shrewsbury. In 2006, having gained the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers, she became a Headteacher and spent ten years in this role. Marie joined King’s College Doha when it opened in 2016. Children are at the heart of everything that Marie does and she believes strongly in the importance of partnership with parents.

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The Leadership Team

Staff at King’s College Doha are UK-trained specialist teachers with a wealth of experience in their field. Staff recruitment and retention helps us stand out in the region. Our leadership team bring experience and expertise from their training and leadership roles in the UK to our daily operations, ensuring the King’s ethos, values and high standards are maintained across all areas of the school.


Head of Pastoral Care: Myles Granger, BA Hons, PGCE

Head of Pre-Prep: Jenny Witte, BEd Hons, MA Ed

Head of Academic: Jamie Hughes, BA Hons, MSc, PGCE

General Manager: Graeme Fisher, BA Hons, BArch, RIBA

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