Meet Our Team
Primary Leadership Team
Ms Stacey Myers
Head of Primary
Welcome to the Gulf English School’s Primary Department, a vibrant learning community where every child, staff member and parent is valued and welcomed. As the Head Teacher, I am committed to creating a nurturing atmosphere where children thrive and develop the skills to become active, caring, productive and responsible members of society. We foster a love for learning and encourage lively and inquisitive minds that will last a lifetime.
At Gulf English School, we are dedicated to providing a high-quality education that empowers our students to become lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. We invite you to join our community and be part of the exciting journey of learning and growth at our school.
Ms Layla Smyth
Deputy Head of KS2
Hello, my name is Ms Layla Smyth. I am one of the Deputy Heads of Primary and the Head of Key Stage 2 which consists of Year 3, 4, 5 and 6.
After completing my BA in Development Studies at Middlesex University in North London, I started my PGCE in Primary Education at Nottingham Trent University in 2014 and qualified as a Primary school teacher. I worked in Nottingham city in several schools as a class teacher. I have gained experience teaching in Year 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
I arrived in Kuwait in 2019 and started working in GES. I was appointed Year Leader in 2020 where I was able to support students, teachers and parents. In 2021, I was appointed Deputy Headteacher and Head of Key Stage 2. In Key Stage 2, the teaching staff and I have high standards of teaching and learning. We ensure the British National Curriculum is fully covered in all subjects. Making sure the students are ready to move into Secondary School with a wealth of knowledge, confidence and resilience.
Ms Riffat Jehangir
Head of Year 1
Ms Noor Al-Garrah
Head of Year 4
Ms Melissa Lusian
Head of Year 2
Mr Scott Mc Burney
Head of Year 5
Ms Jasmin Roofe
Head of Year 3
Ms Shabira Ebrahim
Head of Year 6
Heads of Year
My name is Ms Ruhi Prashar and I am the Deputy Head of EYFS and KS1. I have worked at GES for 10 years and have enjoyed every minute.
Our students are joyful, respectful and an absolute pleasure to be around. While they are with us in the EYFS and KS1 department, they receive a well rounded and balanced education that gives them the skills and academic ability to move on to KS2.
Ms Ruhi Prasher
Deputy Head for KS1
Here in the EYFS and KS1 department, we are happy to boast a fantastic staff of professional and well experienced educators. Our teachers go above and beyond for the children in their class and they cater to the needs of every single child. The result is that our students leave our department feeling happy and with a love of school and learning. They leave us with a great sense of pride and security within their own abilities and are able to continue their school journey with confidence.
Our class teachers are the inspiring force behind our students' success. They create engaging learning environments, cultivate a love for learning, and empower students to reach their full potential. With their expertise and compassion, our teachers build meaningful connections, understanding each student's unique strengths and needs. They are dedicated mentors, shaping the educational journey and making a positive impact on students' lives.
Ms Eman Afifi
I'm Ms. Eman Afifi, your counsellor, and I'm here to support you in personal, social, and academic development. Your happiness and well-being are my top priority, and I'm excited to be part of your journey at Gulf English School. Let's make this year amazing together!
If you have any questions or concerns about your children or know they are worried about school and need support. Please do not hesitate to contact me: email@example.com
Our school secretary is an invaluable member of our team, ensuring smooth operations and providing support with efficiency and care.
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Ms Amal Abduknaby
EYFS and Primary Secretary
The school clinic at GES is a dedicated space where the health and well-being of our students are of utmost
importance. Led by qualified healthcare professionals, our clinic provides a safe and caring environment for
students to receive medical assistance and support. From addressing minor injuries and illnesses to providing
first aid and administering prescribed medications, our clinic team is well-equipped to handle a wide range of
Our school nurses conduct annual basic health checks and organise workshops on various health-related topics
for students. They also collaborate with the Ministry of Health to administer required vaccinations and checks as
mandated by the Ministry. Ensuring the well-being of our school community is our top priority.