David Wade

Principal / CEO

After completing my first university degree I originally trained to be an accountant before making the best professional decision I could possibly have made to re-train as a teacher. Working in education is wonderfully rewarding and it is a genuine honor to be able to influence the lives of young people. I am also very much committed to a personal philosophy of lifelong learning. Whilst every day in a school is a learning journey in itself, I also hold a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from a top research university in Australia and am currently undertaking study for a doctorate with the University of Bath in the UK.

I am thrilled to be working with GEMS Education after successful leadership roles in the UK, Malaysia and Singapore. I have led schools with both Primary and Secondary sections for almost 20 years and consider myself a ‘whole-school’ educator. I therefore know how important it is to lay the foundations of an outstanding education, and to fully understand the hopes and aspirations of students and families for life and study beyond our school. It is a privilege to have been appointed Principal of GEMS Winchester School, Fujairah, and I look forward to working with our parents and students as we continue on our journey to establish WSF as the school of choice in this region.

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