Assistant Principal – Head of Mini School KS2
Mrs Matthews has over 25 years of Primary teaching and leadership experience. She qualified in 1994 from the University of Roehampton, London, with a BA (QTS) in Education and French and then started her teaching career in Colchester, Essex. Over the next 20 years, she taught in all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6 and led a number of curriculum leadership roles including maths, languages and the foundation subjects. She was a member of the Senior Leadership Team overseeing Upper KS2, before starting a family. Mrs Matthews moved to Dubai with her family in 2014 to be a founding member of the FirstPoint team.
During her time at FirstPoint she taught in Year 3 and as Director of KS2 she has worked closely with teachers, students and parents in pastoral and academic capacities. Mrs Matthews is now the mini school Head, with overall responsibility for Key Stage 2.