GEMS Education adds new department to its schools
GEMS Education, the UAE’s largest public school operator, has announced the establishment of a childcare unit across all its 44 schools in the UAE and Qatar. The initiative covers a wide range of provisions including wellbeing, inclusion, safeguarding, GEMS For Life, special educational needs (SEN), English as an Additional Language (EAL), and a focus on supporting gifted and talented pupils.
Dr Saima Rana, Director of Education at GEMS Education, said: “The opening of our Children’s Division is a testament to our commitment to providing world-class inclusive education with a holistic approach.”
David Irish, Senior Vice President of the Children’s Division at GEMS, said: “The Children’s Division is an endeavour to offer comprehensive support that addresses different aspects of our students’ development. We hope that this initiative will have a positive impact on the lives of our students and their future success.”
He added: “This GEMS Education initiative will empower students and provide them with a supportive environment in which they can thrive academically, emotionally and socially, no matter what lifestyle they choose.”
Marissa O’Connor, Senior Vice President for Education, said: “The Safeguarding and Inclusion Teams at GEMS have a long history of working in our schools and making a huge difference to students as and when needed. We are now significantly strengthening this strong foundation with the creation of an integrated children’s department under David’s experienced leadership.”
Source: Gulf News
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