GEMS inducts 1,700 employees from across world
Dubai - Chairman urges new teachers urged to give their best
At one of the largest teacher induction events of its kind in the country for K-12 schools, GEMS Education hosted over 1,700 teachers and administrative staff from around the world at the 'GEMS Awareness Day & Teacher and Leader Excellence Conference', to join its school network.
The event was organised in association with the TELLAL (Teacher Learning and Leadership for All) Institute which is the first licensed dedicated teacher training institute in the UAE.
The institute provides a pioneering curriculum, including specialist routes in Early Years, Arabic and Special Educational Needs, for pre-service and in-service teachers in the UAE.
Sunny Varkey, chairman and founder of GEMS Education, encouraged all the new teachers to put their best foot forward as they began their journey with the group.
He said: "To realise the UAE's vision of becoming a knowledge society, it is essential to develop a skilled, talented and career-ready workforce. The GEMS Awareness Day instills passion, vision and pride in our new staff so they can identify with the greater national vision without losing sight of what they have to individually achieve in their respective schools. We hope this sense of pride translates to delivering great commitment to excellent student outcomes, within the classroom and beyond."
For teachers who arrived in the UAE for the first time, presentations and useful guidance on living and settling into the UAE were organised to help them integrate easily within their new environment.
The discussions covered a wide range of topics including UAE Governance, cultural sensitivity, etiquette, and activities residents can be involved in their spare time.
In addition, an open Q&A session was held where attendees had the opportunity to interact with existing staff to learn about their individual experiences while settling into their new role within GEMS Education. firstname.lastname@example.org