Josie Wood

Secondary Deputy Headteacher

I have had the pleasure of joining GEMS Cambridge International School, Abu Dhabi this year as Deputy Headteacher of Secondary School. I have over 18 years of experience in education, within the British curriculum, 12 of these at senior and middle leadership level, working within a Multi Academy Trust in England.

I have a Bachelors of Arts Joint (Hons) Degree in psychology and sociology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education. In addition to this I have completed a counselling skills qualification and have been an A Level AQA examiner for psychology for the past 4 years.

I have a passion for learning and believe it is our responsibility as educators to provide our learners with a truly innovative, challenging and stimulating environment. It is because of this that I feel privileged to be one of the key school leaders of High Performance Learning within Cambridge International School, Abu Dhabi, leading the school towards its World Class Accreditation.