OUR SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Mr.Graeme Mark Garrett

School Director

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Mr.John McGrath

Head of Secondary

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Mr.Paul Croft

Deputy Head of Key Stages 3,4 & 5

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Ms.Layla Smyth

Deputy Head of Key Stages 2

Deputy Head of Early Years & Key Stage 1

 
 
 

Hello, my name is John McGrath. I am delighted to be joining the Gulf English School this year as Head of Secondary. Having received such a warm welcome, I am eager for the term to begin and excited to start to work in what I am sure will be another successful year at here at GES. 

After completing my BA at UCRYSJ and then my Initial Teacher Training at Newcastle University, I began my career as a History and Geography teacher in 1994. In 2018, having spent 24 years as a teacher and school leader in a variety of different Secondary Schools in the North of England, I decided to move to Kuwait and have spent the last three year working as a Vice-Principal in an American School in the city before joining GES.

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Mr.John McGrath

Head of Secondary

I believe that being a teacher is not just a job but also a privilege. Being able to be part of a child’s progression each day and seeing them grow to become young adults ready to explore and succeed in the world brings as much joy and satisfaction now as it has always. 

I look forward to meeting you all as I begin my work as part of the GES family.

John McGrath

Head of Secondary

 

I am the Deputy Head for Key Stage 3,4 & 5, years 7,8,9,10,11,12 and 13. 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.

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Mr.Paul Croft

Deputy Head for Key Stages 3,4 & 5

 

Hello GES parents,

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Ms.Layla Smyth

Deputy Head of Key Stages 2

I am Ms Layla Smyth and the Deputy Head of Key Stage 2. Key Stage 2 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 school 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, myself and the teaching staff 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 move into Secondary School with a wealth of knowledge, confidence and resilience.

 

Hello GES family! 

Ms.Ruhi Prasher

Deputy Head for Early Years & KS1

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.

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.