Ciaran Cunningham-Watson

Head of Secondary Gems Founders School

Ciaran holds an MA in History and Politics and has over 20 years of educational experience, including headships in international schools. Ciaran began his teaching career in the UK and has worked in a mixture of state, private and boarding schools. He has had leadership positions in Ardingly College and LVS Ascot, where he also held a training position within the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA). As well as having Principal roles in Spain, Mexico and China, Ciaran also has experience in the UAE, within Abu Dhabi as both a school Principal and as Country Representative for the British Schools in the Middle East (BSME). He is a Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and PENTA international school inspector and a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching (FCCT).

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