Simon Humphreys

Assistant Headteacher of Secondary

Simon Humphreys is embarking on his fourth year at Gems Metropole as Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Media Studies. In this academic year, Simon is collaborating closely with students in Years 7, 8, and 9, guiding them through this crucial phase in their educational journey and supporting their academic and pastoral needs. Alongside his duties as Assistant Headteacher, Simon also works closely with students across Key Stages 4 and 5 as teacher of GCSE and A level Media Studies.

Possessing a BSc Honours degree in Multimedia Technology from Leeds Becket University, UK, Simon continued his academic journey by obtaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from The University of Huddersfield, UK. Prior to his relocation to the UAE, Simon's background includes working in high-performing secondary schools and Sixth Form Colleges, where he held roles such as Head of Creative and Visual Arts and Lecturer of Media and Film Studies.

In the previous year at MTS, Simon served as the Head of Y11. As part of his middle leadership responsibilities, he was as a positive and influential role model. Simon cultivated an inclusive and collaborative team committed to achieving outstanding academic and pastoral progress among students.

Throughout his teaching career, Simon has consistently emphasized the importance of providing inspiration and vision to propel his students forward, contributing significantly to the overall success of the broader learning programme. His belief in academic rigour, timely intervention, and additional student support, have yielded excellent academic results.

Simon’s deep knowledge and experience of the British education system has allowed him to establish excellent working relationships with both colleagues and students. These relationships are founded on mutual respect and a strong desire to ensure high performance and 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.