Martin Boother

Martin Boother

Assistant Headteacher of Secondary

My name is Mr. Martin Boother and I joined the GEMS Metropole family in the 2021/22 academic year as Assistant Head with responsibility for the Sixth Form.  Having spent 3 years in a leadership position in an international school in Shanghai and prior to that, three years as Associate Assistant Head in Abu Dhabi) I am delighted to be living and working in the amazing Emirate of Dubai.


I graduated with Honours from the University of Exeter in the UK in Hispanic Studies and shortly after, completed my PGCE in the same institution.  I began teaching that year and what a journey it has been!


Having spent the last 2 years working for the betterment of our 6th Form I am now moving over to whole Secondary academics. In the past, I have been fortunate to work with BTEC, IBDP and A-Level courses and I feel this experience will enable me to take the best of each and help your children (from brand new Secondary students in Year 7 to young adults in 6th Form) on the next step of their educational journey.  I feel very fortunate to be working with the talented and dedicated staff already at Metropole and the phenomenal students and I would like to take this opportunity to let you all know that I will be working tirelessly to ensure each and every one of our students has the opportunity to excel.


I feel privileged to be a part of the GEMS Metropole family and I know the significance of the word family.  I can clearly see that the Metropole community is a big family and indeed family is something very important to me as well.  I have moved with my wife, two children (one of whom has just graduated from Metropole’s 6th Form) and two beautiful golden retrievers and we are loving being a part of the Metropole community.  I have been working in education in a variety of countries and have held various positions including being part of the Secondary Leadership Team, Head of Department, Teacher Trainer, EAL Lead and much more. I aim to bring all of my experience together and work with and empower my new colleagues to continue the excellent work already being done. 


I would love the chance to meet with as many of you as possible as I feel it is essential to build those relationships with our community. I am contactable via e-mail but am also happy to chat over the phone or face to face.  I am always happy to hear from parents, as a strong relationship between school and home is vital for our students’ success.


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  • Secondary 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.

  • Sixth Form

    Our Sixth Form will inspire our school student leaders to follow the guiding principles of our school, to develop academically, culturally and physically through a commitment to academic achievement and success; by being responsible citizens when representing the school through community service; and by displaying an overall commitment to tolerance and respect in all they undertake.