Michelle has a BA (Hons) in History and South Asian Studies from North London University and PGCE from Middlesex University. She began teaching across all three primary key stages. Michelle began her school leadership career in 2002, when she became the Deputy Head Teacher of a large primary school in North London and spent four wonderful years there before relocating to India in 2005.
Her first international position was the Head of Primary of a local/international school in Bangalore in Southern India, where she introduced the Cambridge International Primary Programme and Checkpoint. Michelle then spent 6 years in China and 3 years in Ethiopia developing curriculum and assessment practices.
Michelle believes that children learn best when they are having fun and are engaged in practical, real life activities. While she recognises that outstanding academic achievement is the ultimate goal, she feels it is just as important to build self-esteem, instill character and encourage a global outlook in every child. Michelle believes that learning transcends the classroom environment and is passionate about educational visits and extra-curricular experiences.
Michelle is married with four children - Ana, Hindya, Bille and Markos. The Dickinson family have a sense of adventure and love of life. They particularly enjoy the outdoors, family holidays, making friends, good weather, camping and exploring and are delighted to be at OWIS.
One World International School is very happy to announce that we have been awarded a 4-year EduTrust certification, under the EduTrust Certification Scheme administered by the Committee for Private Education, Singapore (CPE).
This prestigious award is a huge vote of confidence from the Singaporean regulators and it endorses all the work done by the OWIS team. Our EduTrust certification is valid from 12 February 2020 to 11 February 2024 and is a significant milestone in our journey to provide an exceptional educational experience for our multicultural student community.
Our EduTrust certification recognises our excellent learning outcomes, academic rigour, academic and financial processes, provision of student support services, governance and financial prudence, among other things.
We were in particular commended by the Singapore regulators for our vision, mission, values and culture and how this is embodied by everyone at OWIS.
This award means a lot to us but more importantly, it is a reflection of how we are performing as a school and as individual members of the school body. We would like to thank all our staff, partners, students and everyone who has contributed to the achievement of this award.
We look forward to continuing to provide a world-class education to our students from around the world and preparing them to be innovative leaders, community builders and internationally-minded citizens.