I have lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and worked at Safa up until two years ago and then left to go travelling around the world with my wife.
I teach Design Technology and IT and have also been a careers advisor and exams officer. For the last year I have been teaching in a lovely school in Cambridge, UK whilst coping with recent lockdowns, building a campervan and learning Arabic. I am now starting my 33rd year of teaching but still see myself as a life-long learner!
I am looking forward to returning to Dubai and working back at SCS.
I have lived and worked in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for 12 years of which I have spent four at SCS. I teach Design Technology with experience as an exams officer, careers and systems manager. My specialist areas are in CAD, Electronics and Product Design using a variety of techniques and materials. I tend to work with KS3 students in my present role. I am married to Amanda Jewell who is a Careers specialist working in another school in Dubai. We love kayaking and exploring our local beaches in Jumeriah and exploring quiet camping spots in the other Emirates. We look forward to travelling in the summer break and utilising our converted campervan that we built during lockdown.
I have been teaching for well over 30 years after attending Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln until 1988 and have experience as a Primary class teacher in Cambridge, UK and in the Isle of Man and then as ICT and Design Technology teacher and Heads of Department at the prestigious King William’s College where I taught for 20 years. In this time I have built and run computer networks, managed school databases and email systems. In 2010 I moved to Abu Dhabi as an advisor working with ADEC and Nord Anglia working in a boys Cycle 3 school in Baniyas. In 2012 I moved to Dubai to run a Sixth Form, exams officer and careers and as an Assistant Head. In 2016 I moved to Safa as Head of Design Technology and Director of Information Systems which I thoroughly enjoyed. In 2019 my wife and I left Dubai to travel for a year cut short by the Covid pandemic and after a further year teaching back in the UK returned back to Dubai and Safa in 2021.