Director of Sport
My name is Mike and I am the Director of Sport at GEMS Metropole. I have been teaching for twelve years and qualified in 2010 from the Carnegie Faculty of Education at Leeds Metropolitan University. I hold a degree in teaching Physical Education and a number of specialty coaching qualifications. My specialist sport is Rugby Union and I have been fortunate enough to play and coach at representative levels in the UK.
Over my teaching career I have worked in a number of schools in the UK in areas such as Derby, Leeds, Halifax and Newark. I have previously held curriculum leadership positions in this schools and at my most recent post helped develop a post 16 elite sporting for students from highly challenging backgrounds – I am incredibly proud of my contributions to this .
I also hold experience in the UAE having held positions at GEMS Wellington Silicon Oasis and The Arbor School. I really enjoyed working together as part of a team to develop a positive sporting culture that focuses on performance and participation.
In my personal time I enjoy water sports, skiing and coaching rugby. I currently coach the Dubai Hurricanes Ladies and am passionate about helping to push high performers to realise their potential.
What I enjoy most about GEMS Metropole is the supporting community of staff and parents. This is fundamentally part of the DNA of the school and what it means to be a ‘Mustang’.
I cannot wait to share with you the exciting developments coming to the school that will drive excellence even further for our lucky students.
If you would like to contact me, please send an email to [email protected]