Oliver Thompson

Assistant Head - Student Culture and Experience

I have always had a passion for sport and seeing students grow and succeed in school. I wanted to become a Physical Education teacher as I was inspired by my PE teachers when I was at school. My first real insight and experience in teaching was when I was a student in Year 12. I travelled to Kuala Lumpur, working with the British Council and 49 other students from across the UK to lead a Sport and Culture festival for 3000 Malaysian students. 


I graduated from St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, London in 2012 and soon started my teaching career in West London. During this time I developed my love for teaching and leadership where I became the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Coordinator and later a Head of Year. 


The decision to move into the Head of Year role and pastoral care was because I was again inspired by the amazing Heads of Year in the school, seeing the positive relationships they developed with the students and families and seeing the difference they made to every student's life. 


Since moving to WIS in 2018, I have been the Head of Emerald House for the past three years and now moved into the role of Assistant Head. I have a genuine care for all students at WIS and their journey they take with us as a school. I strongly believe that all students should maximise their school experience though taking advantage of all the amazing opportunities and EEE’s our school has to offer. A student's education is not simply a reflection of their results but a reflection of the friends they make, skills they learn and experiences they take from their educational journey.


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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