Graham Walmsley

Deputy Principal

Following the completion of my degree at the University of Cardiff, I began my teaching career in South Wales. I then returned home to Coventry, West Midlands, as my career progressed, and I began to climb the educational and leadership ladder.

After 10 years of teaching in the United Kingdom, I moved to Dubai to begin my international teaching journey at Emirates International School – Jumeirah. I have held Senior Leadership roles in Dubai for 10 years, where for the last 5 years I have been Head of Primary at Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills.

I am passionate about building teams, empowering people, and enabling both staff and students to be the best they can be. I recognise how working with and trusting people within the School Community lead to ‘Outstanding’ outcomes. I love an educationally noisy, vibrant and active school, which offers children pathways to learn and grow in as many different directions as possible, from Mathematics to Mechanics and PE to the Performing Arts.

As a proud family man, my life outside school revolves around my children, Theo and Olivia. In my spare time, I actively train for triathlons and am completing my first full Ironman in July.



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