James Wilkins

Head of Year 3

I joined GEMS Wellington International School in August 2021 as a Year 4 Class Teacher having previously been a Head of Year at another premium school within Dubai. With 12 years of teaching experience, I am currently entering my 9th year in the United Arab Emirates with my earlier postings being in the United Kingdom. 

I began my teaching career in Essex, in the South-East of the UK, having previously delivered the PE curriculum as a Sports Coach in London. I have always taken pride in how much my students love coming to school - my classrooms are always active, challenging and full of laughter.

I believe in providing an inspiring education where children to do not feel constrained or fearful; they are encouraged to take risks and be bold in their ideas and decision-making. Students who care about their education will relish the challenge of taking ownership of their learning and will stand the best chance of becoming global citizens.


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.