OUR SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Head of Primary
I am a fully qualified teacher and have experience teaching both Physical Education and Science. I have 15 years’ experience in teaching in a school in the UK and have 5 years’ experience at Senior Leadership level. My last role of Assistant Head teacher for inclusion involved many different roles and responsibilities such as, Behaviour and Attendance, Child protection Officer, Achievement in year 11, Line manager to two faculties across the school. I managed the whole school’s pastoral team and student well-being. I am also a qualified SENCO .
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Studies, a Post graduate Certificate in Education for Physical Education and a Post Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (SENCO)
I am a well-motivated and highly driven teacher who is committed to the development and ethos of the school and its community.
I value the role of the classroom teacher highly and I am always seeking new ways of delivering the curriculum in a challenging and engaging manner to motivate pupils into taking responsibility for their own learning and their own successes. The goal of my teaching, and centre of my teaching philosophy, is active learning. I truly believe that knowledge gained through active participation is knowledge that will stay with an individual.
I enjoy travelling , keeping fit and playing field hockey.
Deputy Head KS 4 and 5
Clare began her teaching career in West Yorkshire after graduating from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics with QTS. Here, she held various teaching and leadership positions and worked with several schools on improving teaching and learning. On moving to the Middle East, Clare continued to work in different secondary schools in many different countries. She is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management with the University of Bath and achieved NPQSL whilst in the UK. Clare joined Gulf English School Kuwait in 2017 as Deputy Head teacher with areas of responsibility including pastoral and academic matters within KS4 and 5, timetabling, curriculum, examinations and teaching and learning.
Deputy Head for Key Stage 3
I am the Deputy Head for Key Stage 3, years 7, 8 and 9. I started my teaching career in Leeds in the UK and are a fully qualified Secondary Geography teacher, having a BA in Geography and a PGCE in Secondary Geography Education. I joined the Gulf English School family in 2017 and was quickly appointed to the role of Head of Year 8. This pastoral experience is immensely important to me, so I can support students throughout their school careers. I was then appointed as the Head of Department for Humanities - Geography and History. This experience as an academic leader has helped me to support students, teachers and parents throughout my time at GES. I have a strong passion for Teaching and Learning, and have delivered numerous CPD's to the secondary department. I am currently undertaking a Masters in Education with the University of Dundee.
Deputy Head Key Stage 2
My name is Mr Tom Flynn. I am the Deputy Head of Key Stage 2 (years 3,4,5, and 6) here at Gulf English School. I graduated from The University of Gloucestershire in 2013 with a BA hons and completed my PGCE in 2015 in Primary Education. I taught Reception, Year 4 and Year 6 whilst in England and moved to Kuwait in 2018 to teach in Year 6 and was made Head of Year. I have a real passion for Maths and since being at GES have redesigned the curriculum with a small team to suit the needs of our pupils here at school. I am a hardworking, conscientious practitioner and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead, especially with us starting this year with e-learning.
Head of Early Years
My name is Ms. Sally Ghebar and I am the Head of Early Years and Deputy Head of Key Stage 1 at Gulf English School. I graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor Degree in Applied Science Medical Radiation technology and then I completed my Masters in Primary Teaching. I taught Reception for 5 years before I was promoted as Head of Early Years.
Gulf English School is close to my heart in many ways, not least because two of my three children attend the school.
I believe children learn best when they feel secure, understood, and encouraged as individuals. At GES, we aspire to develop our children to be independent and confident learners, who are ready, prepared and excited to embrace the world. I also believe children learn best when they are involved in hands-on activities and are given the opportunity to explore their surroundings.
In my very rare free time, I enjoy running, fishing and get-togethers with friends!