Emily Shepherd

Assistant Head of Primary - FS - Y2

My name is Emily Shepherd and I am delighted to have taken on the role of Assistant Head of Primary at GEMS Metropole School.  

Having completed a law degree at university and having spent time working in the banking industry I then continued my studies by completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. 

My career in teaching started in Hampshire, England where I worked across a collaboration of three schools, assuming various roles and responsibilities from Key Stage 1 Leader to Head of School.  During this time, I was also able to continue my studies and completed a Masters in Education through The University of Winchester.

Whilst working in Hampshire I was successfully appointed as a Specialist Leader of Education which allowed me to work in more varied and challenging settings; supporting teaching and learning across the primary phase.

I was also appointed as a Moderator of Key Stage 1 for the local authority and was trained to moderate Year 2 standards across the county.

I am joined at GEMS Metropole by my two sons who are both within the primary phase. Beyond school I love to spend time with my family and I keep active by running and swimming. As a family we love to travel and experience new cultures. 

Teaching has always been a passion for me and it is wonderful to be able to continue my career in an international setting and to be a part of the GEMS community in Dubai.