Sarah Wright

Head of Upper School

I joined GEMS Wellington International School in August 2015 as a Teacher of English, having had previous leadership roles in schools in the UK. With 10 years’ experience, I am entering my fifth year in Dubai, all of this time has been spent working and developing my international career at GEMS Wellington International School. I am currently acting Head of Upper School with responsibility for assessment and reporting across the school.

I started my teaching career in Kent, in the South-East of the UK, in 2008, after a career change from the world of journalism. Embarking on a career in education allowed me to use the creativity, passion and energy from my days as a journalist, translating these attributes into exciting classroom experiences. This was recognised in 2010 when I won a National Teaching Award in the category for Outstanding Newly Qualified Teachers.

I have a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature and Journalism from the University of Lincoln and am about to embark on securing a NPQSL qualification with the Outstanding Leaders partnership.

I am incredibly passionate about every child getting the absolute best out of their education at GEMS Wellington International School and, within the Raising Standards team, I will continue to drive forward assessment practices to secure outstanding results. 

Meet Our Team

You can be assured that teachers from GEMS Wellington International School are highly qualified, experienced and regularly participate in ongoing training programmes to further their skills and abilities.

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