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Start your fitness journey

Paul Slater, Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment shares tips for improved health As we move further into the new year, many of us will be trying to stick to resolutions to get fit, lose weight and eat healthier. The benefits of taking regular exercise have been scientifically proven. Unfortunately, it is apparent that…

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Safeguarding our Students

Paul Slater, Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment and Sara Hedger, Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection share their priorities Our CEO recently identified a key priority for GEMS as keeping our students safe and ensuring that our staff and adults who use our sites return home safe and well to their families every…

Better Safe Than Sorry

We talk to Fiona Robertson, Senior Associate — Technology, Media & Telecommunications at Al Tamimi & Company, about the laws residents in the UAE need to be aware of when using social media.

Walk, don’t run

Paul Slater, Vice President — Health, Safety and Environment at GEMS Education says prevention is necessary, but schools should also be ready to handle unforeseen circumstances.

Parent Engagement

When it comes to parental engagement in our schools: whilst we should continue to utilise the latest technologies to great effect for ongoing regular contact and progress updates, there can be no substitute for the value of face-to-face communication. We asked Jodh Singh Dhesi, Head of School Performance and Standards, for his thoughts… In one…

Kid-Proof Your Classroom

Paul Slater, Vice President – Health, Safety and Environment at GEMS Education gives valuable pointers for teachers to keep their classrooms safe to avoid unnecessary risks.

6 Tips for Teachers at Exam Time

Sara Hedger, Head of Child Safeguarding and Child Protection, GEMS Education, discusses how exam stress can permeate all areas of a student’s life and how teachers can best mitigate its effects.