Our Company

TELLAL is an Arabic word meaning hills or small mounds, which is a powerful visualisation of learning. For most, learning is rarely a straightforward, easy journey. TELLAL stands for Teacher Learning and Leadership for All. The ‘for all’ part speaks to our inclusive approach to growing teacher and leadership talent. So, TELLAL exists for one purpose only: to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in schools.

TELLAL was established in 2016, in the UAE by teachers for teachers, to improve the quality of teaching in schools, firstly in the UAE and internationally. We are associated with GEMS Education and we are the only provider of global school leadership and teacher professional development that are educators and school operators at heart.

We build our propositions based on our experience of educating over 120,000 students a year. Our provision is founded upon excellence in education delivery and school operations and are continually tailored to meet the needs of K-12 education systems around the world. Our focus is to partner with our clients to support their overall, long term education reform efforts and ambitions. 

Vision & Mission

TELLAL’s core purpose is to improve the global quality of teaching and leadership in schools so that every child and young person gets the best possible educational start in their lives and fulfils their potential. The predominant focus is on supporting national education reform efforts where the need is to deliver at scale school leadership and teacher professional development to leaders and teachers.

Fundamental to TELLAL’s values-based approach is the idea that everybody should be given the power in shaping how their educational community is designed. TELLAL is acutely aware of the crisis in the recruitment of teachers and the crisis globally to children having access to a good quality education. Core to our values is our concern with these crises in global education.

  • Context-Sensitive 

    Understand the local context,  Leaders and Teacher Standards, Arabic teaching and learning needs.  Links to external and internal assessments / judgements.

  • Cutting-edge contemporary thinking

    on leader’s professional development centred around trust, transparency, quality and equity.

  • Data-driven & multi-layered 

    Real-time insights for leaders to identify strengths / opportunities, track progress and assess impact. Hence allows real-time views at multiple levels – individual, school, cluster, group and system.

  • Focus on continuous learning

    Professional development is a continuum, not a one-time activity; leaders need to be facilitated with learning pathways and resources

  • Integrative

    Links and stitches current silos around leader performance and learning pathways, creating an unparalleled holistic view.

  • Scalable and Adaptable

    Approach, processes and pathways can be moulded and contextualised to meet specific needs and build capacity in a sustainable manner.

Our guiding principles foreground a capacity-building approach, in which we operate at scale in an affordable and a sustainable manner. At the heart of what we do are similar value-based collaborative partnerships and a quality assured service.

The vision for TELLAL is bold and its reach is wide. We look forward to unlocking your potential, energising your learning and transforming your future.


Education Solutions
For Government Entities

Our focus is to partner with our government clients to support their overall, long term education reform efforts and ambitions.

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