Grainne O’ Rourke

Year 9 Leader

My name is Grainne O’Rourke and I  graduated from the University of Ulster with a BSc (hons) in Computing with Enterprise Studies. Coming from a family of teachers, I have always wanted to follow in my parents, grandparent, aunts and uncles footsteps and become a teacher.  Whilst studying for my degree my a passion for changing and emerging technologies and the impact they could have on education soon developed. This drove me to complete my PGCE in ICT/Computer Science from Queen's University in Belfast.  

From qualifying to arriving in Dubai for a maternity leave in October 2011 I have had numerous in class opportunities, from teaching Computer Science to becoming a Learning Mentor in a large comprehensive school, a head of year role and leading the moral education department. 

Since coming to The UAE for an initial 3 month contract I haven’t looked back!  I have had the privilege of teaching a wide range of international and local students and the opportunity to work in a number of outstanding schools across the UAE, providing me with a range of personal and professional opportunities including completing my NPQML and becoming a qualified Mental health First Aider. 

I am committed and passionate about the holistic education of all students and will endeavour to ensure all students achieve their best both academically and personally. 
“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”


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