Head of Humanities
"My name is Rebecca Tuckwell and I am the Head of History at GEMS Founders School, overseeing the department and curriculum for History. I have always been fascinated about the history of the world we live in, how our pasts have shaped the World we live in today, and the incredible connections our histories have. As a young child, my parents took my brother and me across the country to explore castles, tunnels and other historical sites, and this is where my passion for the subject grew. I continued this passion in my further education studies, gaining a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Reading in 2013, and undertaking my Masters in Military History with the University of Wolverhampton in 2021. I often still fill my weekends with discovering historical sites, which I am now delighted to be doing in the UAE.
Growing up I was lucky to have had the opportunity to travel. I strongly believe that this opportunity to explore gave me an appreciation for different cultures, traditions and their histories, which is something that I am eager and passionate about sharing with our young people.
I am excited for the year that we have ahead of us and the incredible history curriculum that the team have created here at GFS. I hope that we can ignite the same passion and excitement for History into our students this year, as I am lucky enough to still hold from my own experience of school today."