A day in the life of…Jake Andrew

With pupils used to having things done for them and some ‘involved’ parents, working as a primary school teacher in Dubai is not all beaches and brunches

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I knew that moving from a 1.5 form entry primary in the UK to a seven form entry primary in Dubai would be a massive change. While I do prefer the community feel of a smaller school, the opportunity to work with the huge number and range of teachers we have at GEMS Jumeirah Primary School has been a real delight. I’ve learned so much from the array of teaching styles on show and everyone truly has something to offer.

As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a Muslim country, our school week runs from Sunday-Thursday (something that even after two years of teaching here I’m still not used to). The ...

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