Deputy Head of English - Secondary
"Hello, I am Ms Gabriella (formally Ms Gabriella Moores) and I am Deputy Head of Secondary English and Lead Practitioner for Secondary. I am from a town in Cheshire called Warrington, which is in the UK. I completed my BA Hons degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle and I volunteered to teach English in Thailand during my second year at university. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I then furthered my education by studying my PGCE at Liverpool John Moores University. After completing my training, and teaching in the UK for two years, I moved to Dubai and joined the Secondary English department at GEMS Founders School in 2019. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at GFS so far with its forward thinking approach, aspirational learners, committed staff, and a whole school determination to succeed.English has always been a fascination of mine since school, where my teacher ignited my passion for the subject, which continues to grow every day. I aim to inspire learners, as my English teacher did with me, to read actively; learn interactively; and to engage within the wider world.I truly believe that as practitioners, along with our learners, we never stop learning. I am passionate about pedagogy and testing different teaching and learning approaches in the classroom to ensure our learners receive the best educational journey. By growing and working together, we can empower our learners and give them the tools to succeed and flourish in school and beyond the realms of secondary education. In my spare time, I like to stay active, explore new places, and I am also an avid reader as I enjoy the escapism that a good book can provide."