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Lighthouse school

What it means for DAA to be named an Apple Distinguished School What does it mean for DAA to be named an Apple Distinguished School?It means that we act as a lighthouse school that is willing to share our practice with the wider education community. It also means that our journey isn’t over, in fact,…

Catherine McKeever

Catherine McKeever

The principal of Wellington Primary School, Dubai shares with us her vision for the role and tells us about her career Tell us about your background in education. I have been in the teaching profession for over 30 years. After I graduated, I taught in America for five years. When I returned I spent over…

Director of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Environmentalism, Helen Al Uzaizi

Thinking Outside the Box

Director of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Environmentalism at GEMS World Academy, Dubai — Helen Al Uzaizi believes a positive mindset and passion are keys to success Tell us a little about your career background to date?I started my career in marketing communications working on some of the best global brands for 10 years. I later moved…

The Inclusion Agenda

GEMS Education’s Head of Inclusion, Emily Ellington shares her background and ambitions Tell me a little about yourself and your career before GEMS? GEMS Education is a company that is close to my heart because I am a proud alumni from Jumeirah College. Since leaving Dubai, I returned to the UK and graduated with an…

Karim Murcia

Meet the Principal

We chat to Karim Murcia, the new principal at GEMS Al Barsha National School for Boys Tell us about your background?My career began in 2004, in an outstanding school in London. I was fortunate to gain a Master’s in Teaching from the Institute of Education during this time. I continued my career as Head of…

Encouraging Creativity

Rajakumar Rajagopalan Achari, Art Teacher, GEMS United Indian School, talks about following in his father’s foots‌teps and encouraging his s‌tudents to flourish.

Albie Huyser

We chat to the newly-appointed principal of GEMS Cambridge International Private School Sharjah (GCS), due to open in September 2019, about approaching her role and her vision for the school.

Receiving Royalty

We chat to Deborah Wareham, PA to the Principal/CEO of GEMS Wellington International School about arranging the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Gold Award Ceremony.

Michelle Forbes

Empowering women and developing female leaders is a priority for the Principal and CEO of GEMS Al Barsha National School for Girls, and she discusses her plans to achieve it.

Jonathan Dey

The Principal and CEO of GEMS Al Barsha National School for Boys discusses the school’s vision to develop the UAE’s leaders of tomorrow.

Brought to the Forefront

We speak to Mohan Anurada Elesinghe, Support Staff, GEMS Millennium School – Sharjah (GMS), whose dedication to his work has made featuring him as this issue’s unsung hero the clear choice.

Kevin Loft

The Principal & CEO, Gems Wellington Academy — Silicon Oasis discusses his desire for teachers to have autonomy over their environments and how they can be better supported to encourage this.