Sinead McElhone

Deputy Headteacher of Secondary

Sinead McElhone is the Deputy Head of Secondary at Gems Metropole. She was born and raised in Manchester, UK, and pursued her higher education at the University of Sheffield, graduating in 2007 with a degree in English Language and Linguistics.

During her university years, Sinead had the opportunity to participate in Camp America, engaging in various sports and drama activities. Additionally, she spent time teaching English in Italy, immersing herself in the culture and living with Italian families, which broadened her global perspective and enriched her teaching experience.

After completing her studies, Sinead began her career as a Secondary English teacher. She has held several leadership positions in the UK, including roles such as Year 7 and Year 8 English Progress Lead, Head of Year 10, and Deputy Leader of English.

In 2016, Sinead embarked on an international move to Dubai and joined GEMS Wellington Academy in Silicon Oasis as Secondary Literacy Coordinator and English specialist before progressing to Assistant Principal for a period of 4 years, leading multiple departments within the school. In January 2022, she joined Gems Metropole as Deputy Head of Secondary and is privileged to be a part of the inspirational Senior leadership team driving the school forward. In her personal life, Sinead welcomed her first baby and introduced them to the Metropole family early in the academic year. She and her husband are excited to create new memories both within the UAE and around the world as they embark on parenthood. 

Sinead is looking forward to the opportunities and experiences that lie ahead in her role over the next academic year, working with all stakeholders to empower students and prepare them for a successful future.

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