Year 2 Leader
Miss Barnes is from Manchester, England. She studied English language at the University of Manchester and graduated with a BA Hons degree in 2010. From there, Miss Barnes studied for her PGCE in primary education at Edge Hill University, graduating in 2012.
Miss Barnes taught in the UK for 3 years across Key Stage 1 and 2, where she was able to gain fantastic pedagogical experience, working alongside outstanding teachers and developing her curriculum knowledge.
Miss Barnes made the transition to Dubai in 2015, to teach at GEMS FirstPoint School, where she has predominantly taught in Key Stage 1. Miss Barnes has been the head of Year 2 at GEMS FirstPoint for the past two years, and thoroughly enjoys the challenges and opportunities the role brings to implement and embed creative and impactful learning experiences for children across the year group.