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Jodh Dhesi

CEO, The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham

Monday 4 July, 1045

TRACK: Business & Industry

'Forward with business and schools'

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Jodh Dhesi is Chief Executive Officer of the King Edward VI Foundation, Birmingham, accountable for the education of over 10,000 students in twelve schools and the leadership of the Foundation Charity and Multi-Academy Trust.


Jodh has been involved in secondary education for his whole career, starting as a teacher in a grammar school and then spending fifteen years in leadership roles in comprehensive schools, culminating in becoming a National Leader of Education (NLE), Executive Board Member of a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and Headteacher of an 11-18 IB World School which he led to an “outstanding” Ofsted rating.


As an NLE, Jodh worked closely with the then Regional Schools Commissioner for the East of England and North-East London, leading training for Headteachers across Cambridgeshire and supporting other schools and MATs. Moving to the United Arab Emirates, Jodh became responsible for the strategic planning, education, financial management, people management, enrolment, marketing and properties of over forty international schools in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for the world’s largest K-12 provider, working closely with government and regulatory agencies.

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