My name is Lauren Stokes and this will be my fourth year working at GEMS Royal Dubai School. This year is very exciting for me as I will be taking on the role of FS2 Lead. Before moving to Dubai, I completed a BA (Hons) in Primary Education at Nottingham Trent University. During my degree I specialised in Early Years Education and this has been my passion ever since. Over my 8 years of teaching I have developed my love for Early Years and the importance of child-initiated learning. I really value personal, social and emotional education and believe children’s wellbeing should be at the forefront of everything we do.
Outside of school, I enjoy going to the beach, socialising with my friends and seeing new places in the UAE. I am really looking forward to starting a new year and working with the children and families in Foundation Stage 2.