Rachel Cashin - Principal

Rachel Cashin


I am delighted to welcome you to Smart Vision School, where our mission ‘Excite Engage Empower’ drives our personalized, inquiry-based approach and our commitment to instill a love and ownership of learning in our pupils; guiding all to meet their true potential.

Smart Vision School curriculum upholds the rigorous standards of the National Curriculum for England, whilst encompassing and celebrating the uniqueness of our host nation and culture. Staff have been carefully selected to provide a standard of learning second to none.

Teaching and learning at Smart Vision embraces the best practices from leading educational frameworks to a provide world-class education.True depth of learning is achieved through relevance, purpose and impact. Skills are integral too, to our commitment to equip our students for future-readiness.

We value values at Smart Vision. Principles are central to the development of the whole child. Our four core values of Integrity, Tolerance, Empathy and Conviction drive who we are and all we do and self-reflection is common-place as we model and promote reflective learning.

At Smart Vision School, parents are partners and communication is key. Digital platforms avail our parents to comprehensive and customised information about every aspect of school life and provide a deep understanding of their children’s learning.

I very much look forward to welcoming all to visit our beautiful facility and meeting you personally.

Rachel Wilding

Rachael Wilding

Head of Primary

I was born in Inverness, Scotland but became a travelling expat at the age of 4. Since then I have lived in countries all over the world. I went to boarding school at a young age and completed my degree in Cheltenham, England. After a brief taste of teaching in London I knew I wanted to return to the United Arab Emirates. Since then I have been fortunate to work and gain experience teaching and leading in all year groups in primary. This breadth of experience especially in leadership over the past 16 years has led me to develop a strong belief that children learn best when they are having fun and are engaged in practical and challenging
activities. I also believe that strong relationships with parents and the wider community are vital for ensuring that children are supported as they move through their school life. I am delighted to be working together with students, staff, parents and governors and everyone else involved in Smart Vision School ensuring our children’s success, achievement and well-being. Out of school, my two teenage boys are in boarding school in Scotland. As a family we are passionate about travel and experiencing new cultures around the world. I look forward to seeing you in school and working with your children at SVS.


Sara Al-Aswad

Head of EYFS

I am delighted and proud to be the Head of Early Years at such a fun, inclusive and vibrant school. I believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Every child is unique and is born with the ability to develop if they are given the chance during childhood. I passionately believe children learn best through play, Play is the means through which children find stimulation, well-being, and happiness. It is the utmost importance for us to offer children a safe, enabling and fun environment for them to learn as well as build relationships. Their growth physically, intellectually and emotionally and their general wellbeing is at the heart of the school’s focus. Our learning environment is well suited to meeting children’s needs for all types of play, building upon first-hand experiences as much as possible. I look forward to working in partnership with our staff and parents to offer the children the best learning experience possible throughout the Early Years.

Nesma Ahmed

Nesma Ahmed

Head of Arabic & Islamic
Deepa Varadaraj

Deepa Varadaraj

Admin Manager