Head of Year 12
Miss Smyth is originally from a small coastal town in Northern Ireland where her early interest in teaching began through sports coaching, summer schemes and involvement with a variety of youth schemes.
Miss Smyth spent 4 years studying Business Management at Queens University Belfast before completing her PGCE in Secondary Education with Outstanding. Having undertaken a number of roles in education both in Northern Ireland and the UK since 2017 Miss Smyth has thoroughly enjoyed the transition to teaching in Dubai and is thrilled to be supporting and working with the students of Year 12 as they begin their KS5 journey.
Miss Smyth is passionate about providing all students with a positive and unforgettable school experience. She enjoys celebrating student achievements and strives to maintain high levels of motivation both inside and outside of the classroom. Miss Smyth’s vision for Year 12 this year is to, “create a group of self-believers who are resilient and adaptive to any situation”, as she believes strongly in developing students both academically and pastorally.
During her spare time Miss Smyth enjoys participating in variety of sports and travelling to new places. Miss Smyth particularly enjoys challenging herself through CrossFit workouts and spending time dusting the cobwebs off the guitar.
Finally, Miss Smyth is thrilled to welcome all new and retuning students to Year 12 and looks forward to getting to know both parents and students on an individual basis.