Nicholas Patel

Nicholas Patel

Vice Principal and Deputy CEO

I am Nick Patel and I have always had a passion for Education. With a qualification in Mathematics along with 14 years of experience in education, I strive for excellence in all aspects of my work and genuinely care about the future of our children.

For almost a decade I worked in schools in deprived areas throughout London, which included being a part of a successful team that built an OFSTED Outstanding school from scratch. My drive and commitment enabled the school to produce GCSE results that far exceeded national averages and rivaled the best schools in the UK.

In 2014 I was fortunate enough to join the GEMS family in Dubai where I worked alongside the Principal to set up one of our newer English national curriculum schools, GEMS First Point School. I also had the privilege of working closely with the Arabic and Islamic Department to improve standards for teaching and learning while aligning our goals with The UAE Vision 2021 for academic excellence after being recruited as the first Senior Leader at GEMS Al Barsha National School.

I am thrilled to be a part of GEMS Winchester School Dubai, where I am fortunate to be a part of a dedicated team that is fully commitment to the children in our care. There is a real sense of community at GEMS WSD which has made me feel like it is more of a family than a place of work; part of my role is to ensure that every member of the family is developed and succeeds during their time with us. As Vice-Principal and Head of Secondary, I was very pleased with our first ever iGCSE results last year and I am confident that with all the wonderful work that goes on here 2019 will be even better!

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