Head of Arabic B (Secondary)
My name is Fadia Al-Saleh and I am delighted to be the Head of Arabic B (Secondary) at GEMS Metropole School.
First, I am a Mom to two teenagers, a son & daughter, aged 16 and 12, and I think they have taught me as much about secondary education as the many years I have spent working in different schools across Jordan and the UAE. I have taught all age groups and abilities. Most of my career so far has been spent teaching languages (English & Arabic).
I come from Jordan and graduated from Yarmouk University where I completed my bachelor degree in Education with a focus in languages.
- Level 4 British Diploma in Managing classroom attested from UK.
- Diploma in teaching Arabic as a second language.
Within my new role as Head of Arabic B, I feel confident in liaising with pupils, staff members and parents regarding any issues that may arise, including academic, pastoral and behavioral issues. I fully accept responsibility for leading the Arabic B, their wellbeing and progress throughout the year, and I look forward to seeing them develop and mature into young adults.
I worked as a primary and secondary teacher for 14 years in Jordan and Dubai. I am always looking to challenge myself and I am not afraid to step out of my comfort zone.
I am extremely passionate about teaching and learning. I believe that it is our duty as education specialists to give every student the best possible opportunity to improve and prepare our students for an ever-increasing competitive society. My favourite quote is “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William A. Ward
Outside of academia, I have a wide variety of interests from cooking, listening to music and swimming.
I have a positive outlook and I genuinely enjoy working with young people. Naturally, we will all have targets and goals to achieve during this school year and for me it is the journey and processes towards obtaining these that is of utmost importance. Time at school should be productive, challenging, enjoyable and rewarding for the whole community.
I am excited to continue my journey here at GEMS Metropole and I am really looking forward to beginning a new year and excited about my role as Head of Arabic B.