Head of Year 11
My name is Mr. Simon Humphreys and I will be starting my third year at GEMS Metropole as Head of Year 11 and Teacher of Media Studies. This year I look forward to working closely with the Year 11 students and guiding them towards their final GCSE exams. As well as my responsibilities as Head of Year, I also look forwards to teaching GCSE and A level Media Studies.
I have BSc Honour in Multimedia Technology from Leeds Becket University, in the UK, with a specialism is creative design software applications. Following this I went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at The University of Huddersfield, UK. I have over a decade of teaching experience and before moving to the UAE I worked in several high performing secondary schools and Sixth Form Colleges as Head of Creative and Visual Arts and Teacher of Media and Film Studies.
As part of my middle leadership duties, I acted as role model and developed an inclusive and collaborative team who were motivated to help students achieve outstanding academic and pastoral progress.
In all of my teaching practice it has been essential to provide inspiration and vision to help drive my learners forward, as well as contributing to the overall success of the wider learning programme. I have achieved significant results in raising the success rates of underperforming students through strong intervention and support.
I have forged excellent working relationships with colleagues and students alike and I have been able to build such relationships based on mutual respect, exceptional subject knowledge, and a willingness to go the extra mile to help my learners succeed.