Nick Makin

Mr Nick Makin

Assistant Principal Secondary - Personal Development, Welfare, and Behaviour

Nick Makin joins GEMS World Academy - Dubai as the Assistant Principal for Personal Development, Welfare, and Behaviour from his previous role as Head of Senior School at a British International School in Muscat, Oman.

Nick Makin joins GEMS World Academy - Dubai as the Assistant Principal for Personal Development, Welfare, and Behaviour from his previous role as Head of Senior School at a British International School in Muscat, Oman. He brings 10 years of teaching, and 7 years of leadership experience in the UK, Oman and UAE. As an experienced pastoral leader, Nick is very mindful of the academic, social and emotional development of young learners. As an advocate for positive mental health advice and strategies, he regularly promotes this message during student assemblies, cross-curricular programmes and parent workshops focusing on mindfulness, anxiety control and healthy lifestyles.

Nick's career highlights thus far include raising over 25,000 AED for a charity providing sports equipment to underprivileged African villages, nurturing several student athletes to become elite in their respective sports, and guiding students to achieve the world's highest marks within academic PE and Sport Science. Nick has performed at a high level of football, representing ESFA in national competitions, as well as coaching and refereeing for Manchester City FC Academy. In studying BSc Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Cumbria, UK, Nick will be able to offer his knowledge to all GWA students and athletes, in the classroom and on the sports field. He is looking forward to bringing his expertise to GWA and positively contributing to the whole school community.

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