Robert Jennings joined GEMS World Academy as Secondary Principal after over 20 successive years of education experience in Dubai. With long-term management experience in results-driven international education settings, Robert is very conscious of the wonderful opportunities able at GWA designed to enable students to succeed, Robert works closely with the Senior Leadership Assistant Principals, middle management and teachers to ensure that wellbeing and academic performance stand at the centre of school life for students.
With extensive MYP and IBDP experience as well as experience of inspection, authorisation, and accreditation contexts over years of education management, Robert is keen to ensure that best practices and standards are met through cohesive and supportive teamwork. He believes strongly that schools are essentially learning communities and that students benefit most when parents share the school's common purpose. He also supports the development of entrepreneurial and leadership opportunities for students as well as their international understanding – an area he regards as crucial for young people in today's context.
Robert Jennings holds a BSc. (Hons) in Biochemistry from University of Manchester, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from University of Sunderland, and an MBA from the University of Melbourne.