Deputy Head of Secondary
Hello, my name is Mike Jones and I’m thrilled and excited to be a part of GEMS Founders School as Deputy Head of Secondary. I qualified as a teacher from University College Chichester and have been working in education for 20 years, with 14 of those having been spent in leadership roles in the UK and Dubai; from teacher to Head of Department to Head of School and Senior Leader, across Key Stages 2-5. A significant amount of my recent work has centered on improving the quality of learning and teaching and raising student outcomes; which rests at the heart of what I most like to do. With my PE teacher roots comes a passion for teamwork, challenge and shared ownership of whatever learning journey the students are on. I firmly believe that making that journey together, and with as much fun and enjoyment as possible, brings about a great deal more success. I am passionate about running and will be found entering various races around Dubai, seeking out that elusive PB whether it is a 5K or half-marathon race, although during the summer months I tend to hibernate inside on a treadmill! If you catch me in school, be sure to stop and say hello because I look forward to meeting and working with you.