Abdi Dahir

Assistant Headteacher of Primary

Abdi Dahir is delighted to join Gems Metropole as Primary Assistant Headteacher and looking forward to joining the vibrant school community. 

Born and raised in London, Abdi underwent his undergraduate degree at the Institute of Education, UCL. It was there where he graduated with a Bachelors of Education and gained Qualified Teacher Status. After teaching for a year in London, Abdi moved to Doha, Qatar to teach in a British curriculum international school. 

After progressing to the position of Head of Mathematics, Abdi then moved to Dubai to work as an Assistant Headteacher at a similar British curriculum international school.  5 very successful years later, Abdi joined Repton School Dubai to lead on their provision for More Able, Gifted and Talented students.

Abdi’s experiences in Senior Leadership in a range of different schools in Dubai and the wider Middle East has enabled him to understand the local context and appreciate the need for a world-class education for future leaders – a passion he holds dearly close to his chest.  It has also led Abdi to obtain key  accreditations such as the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders. 

Abdi’s weekends are usually spent exploring the wide array of restaurants that Dubai has to offer. It’s also spent either playing football or watching his boyhood team, Arsenal. He is looking forward to being a part of this wonderful school and to become a valued member of the Gems Metropole family.

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  • Primary Curriculum

    GEMS Metropole School teachers plan challenging, well-organised, interesting lessons with good pace, and incorporate a range of teaching and Assessment for Learning pedagogies. There are regular opportunities for leadership, decision-making and problem solving and pupils are encouraged to take an active role in the learning opportunities they encounter.

  • Foundation Stage

    At GEMS Metropole we provide children with tailored learning experiences that are appropriate to individual children needs and interest, while underpinning their future learning. Through planned, purposeful play, our children are able to discover, practise and refine their skills in literacy and mathematics, as well as find out about themselves and their environment.