John Stapley

Local Advisory Board Member

Having been a member of the GFS team since we opened in 2016, I am very proud to be GEMS Founders School’s Whole School Vice Principal and to continue to lead the school in a wider capacity. With over 20 years’ experience of teaching and leading schools, I am passionate about enthusing, engaging and encouraging students to become independent, resilient, life-long learners who will leave GFS well-prepared for the upcoming challenges of the next steps in their lives. 

After beginning my teaching career in England, Dubai has been my family’s home since 2000. I am very proud of our fantastic students and the continued growth and success at GFS. 

I will be continuing to work closely with our students, teachers and families to ensure our vision of ‘Grow, Flourish and Succeed’ remains at the heart of what we do at GFS for the benefit of our school community.