Director of Specialism- GEMS FirstPoint School
After graduating from the University of Oxford with a degree in English Language and Literature, she first worked for a global bank in their private wealth management team before following her true vocation to support students at a local school. She has taught at both state and independent schools, and as Lead Teacher consulting on improvements in English, overseeing several schools, and has worked as a trainer for new teachers. She was made Assistant Head Teacher in 2012 and achieved her NPQH in 2018. She moved to Dubai in 2017 to take up the post of Head of English, leading the school through their first set of GCSE and A-Level results. In 2019 she was appointed as the school’s Careers and Higher Education Advisor and subsequently promoted to Director of Specialism. Mrs. Dickerson works closely with staff, parents and the local and global communities to ensure students at FirstPoint School have the information, the technology and opportunities they need to aim high and achieve their future goals and ensure they are ready for the fourth industrial revolution.