Head of Sixth Form / Pastoral
My name is Mr. Chris Waldron and I was born in London, UK. I was lucky enough to have attended a sports-oriented school which confirmed my passion for sports and education. Having worked in various countries around the world including England, Spain, Malawi, Kuwait, and the UAE, I have enjoyed a wide range of cultures and gained valuable experiences which I have brought to GEMS Metropole School.
I gained my degree in Physical Education from St Mary’s University, London and completed my teaching qualifications at an outstanding school in Luton, England. I have taught a variety of curriculums including the PYP program and the English National Curriculum to both primary and secondary students. Before teaching, I managed a gym in London and have gained my qualifications as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist. As well as travel, I enjoy playing and watching a wide variety of sports and still actively participate in football and triathlon.
I believe that Physical Education is a vital subject within school having witnessed the positive influence a PE department has in all aspects of school life and how it helps to create a whole school approach to a rounded education. I like to create a safe and inclusive environment where pupils are able to challenge themselves and demonstrate their skills. My aim is to help students take ownership of their learning and look forward to them becoming lifelong participants in physical activities.
In my role as Head of Sixth Form, I enjoy seeing the positive impact that the students can make on the whole of the GEMS Metropole Community. We aim to guide students through their Sixth Form experience and see them further develop them as individuals whilst preparing them to become a valuable member of our global community.