Steve Farish

Vice Principal

Having moved to the United Arab Emirates as a teacher in 2013, I have worked in four schools, in a variety of leadership positions, and joined FirstPoint School in the summer of 2022. It has been a wonderful ten year journey for my family; none more so than the last twelve months, after being welcomed so kindly into the FPS family. 

I completed my degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Teesside, where I achieved 1st Class Honours, before completing my teaching qualification at Durham University and I also hold a Master’s degree with distinction in Educational Leadership and Management from Nottingham University. To further my educational leadership journey, I completed my National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and I am now excited to be leading our incredible school.

My educational philosophy is to ensure that every child is provided with the opportunity to flourish in their own right, is made to feel special, and loves to come to school each day. To achieve this, it is vital to build a community where the school works in partnership with parents to support the learning of every child. I believe that by embedding this philosophy at the school, the FPS community will truly experience a wonderful family school, that we are all proud to be part of.

Away from education I am a keen golfer and also play the guitar. I have a wonderful wife and three amazing sons, who keep me busy whenever I am not at work. I am delighted to be part of the FPS community as we journey towards ‘Outstanding’ together.


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