Katy Taylor

Assistant Head of Secondary - Teaching and Learning

My name is Katy Taylor and happily settled in Dubai, I am excited to take on the new role of Assistant Head with responsibility for Teaching and Learning at GEMS Metropole. I have been working as Head of English at Jumeriah College for the last five years, where I advanced my teaching and learning pedagogy and passion amidst a team of outstanding practitioners and developed strategies which supported the use of the College’s Open Door Policy for the benefit whole school staff development.

I am from Bristol in the UK and studied for my degree in English and Film Studies at the University of Exeter. My first international post was in the British School of Alicante where, driven by a desire to empower people through their command of English, I was responsible for whole school English Literacy in this bilingual context. Prior to this, I was a team leader in two very different schools in Bristol, each with different contextual challenges, after completing my PGCE at Bristol University. I enjoy being with my family and friends and making the most of the array of activities that Dubai has to offer – especially the sunshine.