Meet our Principal, Clare Sharp
Welcome to GEMS British School Al Rehab (GEMS TBS) and I want to start by expressing how thrilled I am to be joining a vibrant and dynamic school community where all students, from Early Years through to Year 12, are valued as individuals and given outstanding opportunities to discover and develop their talents and interests. I was particularly moved by the passion all our teachers showed for the school and their determination to be strong advocates for the pupils in their care.
I have been involved in education since the 1990s and a great deal has changed during that time. For schools, and for parents, technology and its impact on the world of work, for example, has driven us to rethink our ideas about the kinds of skills and capacities our children need to thrive in the future. Creativity, assessing risk and reward, problem-solving, invention and collaboration are now all central themes in a progressive teaching and learning environment. I look forward to exploring and developing these areas over the coming years together with the talented and dedicated teaching team at our school.
One thing has not changed in the last 30 years, however, is the need for a school to have a strong and shared set of values by which it operates and goes about its daily business. Whatever the future may hold, kindness, respect, tolerance, a sense of humour and service to others will always be the hallmarks of a sophisticated and progressive society. I feel honoured to have this wonderful opportunity to work with parents, teaching and support staff, and of course students themselves to provide a quality education that will equip our learners with everything they need to lead successful, happy lives.
I very much look forward to meeting you in person as we share this exciting journey of learning for the future.
With kind regards,