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GES's greatest asset is its teaching staff! We have close to 172 teachers on staff, representing 14 different nationalities and tremendous collective breadth and depth of experience in international education.

We are very privileged to have highly qualified teachers, specialists of subjects, and support staff at GES. Our teachers are native English speakers with international experience and experience in the National Curriculum of England and Wales.

We seek to inspire students and to provide them with the academic and social skills that will enable them to fulfil their human potential as responsible global citizens.

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Leadership Team

Mona El-Helbawi - General Manager of the Culture, Education, Leisure and Sports Cluster - Al Faisal Holding

I was born in Saudi Arabia but spent much of my childhood travelling, I lived in Islamabad in Pakistan and then settled in North West London in the U.K. in the early 90’s, where I went to secondary school and developed a particular enjoyment of history and reading.
After school, I gained a degree in Islamic Law and then went on to study for a Post Graduate Certificate in Islamic Law at Birkbeck University. Following that, I also studied public service interpretation at the College of North West London.

Since then, I have worked in a variety of primary schools, either assisting in classes or working in administration. I moved to Dubai in 2004 where I spent two years, and then to Doha in 2006. I moved to Doha to work as a Business Manager in an independent school and moved on a year later to work here at The Gulf English School. I have been in my current role since May 2007.

Over the years I have gained the following qualifications:

  • Islamic Law Degree
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Islamic Law - Birkbeck University
  • Diploma in Public Service Interpretation - College of North West London
  • Certificate in TESOL
  • Level 2 Educational Psychology - Stonebridge College
  • Level 4 Psychology - Stonebridge College
  • Level 5 Diploma in Special Educational Needs - Leeds Beckett University
  • Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management - Arden University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Leadership and Management - University of Derby
  • MBA - Anglia Ruskin University

This breadth of experience has led me to develop a strong belief that children learn best when they are having fun and are engaged in practical, real-life activities. I also believe that strong relationships with parents and the wider community are vital in ensuring that children are supported as they move through their school life. As such, I am delighted to be working together with students, staff, parents, Board of Trustees, and the wider GES community to support all of our children's success, achievement and welfare.

I look forward to seeing you in school and working with your children here at The Gulf English School.

Daniel Langfield - Head of Secondary

Hi, my name is Daniel Langfield, I’m from Huddersfield in England and I am the Head of Secondary School here at GES., I obtained my Sports Science degree in 2004 from Edge Hill University and completed my qualified teacher status in 2006. I taught in the UK for 10 years in 3 different schools before deciding to move to Doha in 2014. Since then I have started my Principal Training courses and am a qualified IB Administrator.
I believe Education is challenging but engaging and is something that I am very passionate about. Learning should be inclusive, positive, and supportive and allow all pupils to reach high but realistic expectations. The classroom is where prior knowledge is built upon, nurtured and potential is developed. 
Away from school, I enjoy playing golf and travelling to experience different countries and cultures.

Pamela Abbas - Head of Infants

Hi, my name is Pamela Abbas and I am the Head of the Infant School at GES.  I am from the North East of England but spent much of my teaching career in two challenging East London schools. During the first 2 years of my teaching career, I established myself as an outstanding teacher and quickly became a middle leader which I enjoyed for a further 2 years. Following on from this, I became a senior leader with responsibility for special educational needs and have completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education. When I decided to leave London, I left my role as an Assistant Head Teacher to become a Deputy Head Teacher of a Primary School. During this time, I was responsible for teaching and learning in Infants, special educational needs across the school and supporting and mentoring teaching assistants.

Following 8 years of successful leadership in England, I am looking forward to working within the Gulf English School community to help create and shape future leaders.

I believe that the success of a school, in educating the youth of the future, relies significantly upon all those involved.  With strong leadership and management, a fantastic and keen Infant team, and the support of our parents, I am confident that we will strive towards excellence. As a staff, we will continue to work in partnership to develop confident and well-rounded children, who are happy and well equipped to deal with the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Mohammed Sidat - Head of Bin Omran Branch

My name is Mohammed Sidat and I was born and bred in the UK. I studied at the University of Bradford after going through the education system and obtained a degree in Pharmaceutical Management. I went on to do my teaching degree, also in my home town of Bradford, majoring in Physics and Chemistry. After qualifying as a teacher, I taught Science in the UK for 3 years before joining The Gulf English School in 2009. I have found that being a Muslim myself has helped me to settle in as I am already aware of the traditions of the Islamic heritage. In 2010, I took on the role of second in department in Science and Head of Pastoral for KS4 boys. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the school and this year brings new challenges for me as I take on the role of Head of Bin Omran.

Away from the classroom, I enjoy playing football and other sports and was involved in coaching the school football team last year. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Afshah Deen - Director of Studies

My name is Afshah Deen and I am the Director of Studies at GES. I studied at De Montfort University in Leicester, where I gained a BSc in Psychology and then further gained a PGCE qualification from Northampton University.  I am passionate about teaching and learning and have a particular interest in teaching Maths. I have had 11 successful years in teaching in the UK, my experience ranging from teaching KS1 – KS2, and various leadership roles. Before joining The Gulf English School in 2022, I was a Maths Advisor for a trust and a Mastery Specialist for the NCETM, leading on school improvement and supporting Mastery Maths teaching across schools. Students are at the centre of everything that we do in education, there is nothing more rewarding than to witness students develop confidence, knowledge and skills that enable them to grow as independent learners. Our students across GES are brilliant learners and we strive as a leadership team to reflect, adapt, and lead on purposeful initiatives to continue our journey on providing the best education for our students.  

Gary Shaw - Head of Juniors

My name is Gary Shaw and I am the Head of the Junior School at GES. Originally hailing from Seaham in the UK, I am about to start my fourth year teaching in Qatar.  I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education at Durham University and have taught in primary schools in the UK and Qatar ever since. Before taking on the new role of Deputy Head, I was Year Group Leader in Year 3 working with a fantastic team.

Outside of school, I like to stay active and try to keep fit.  I enjoy watching and playing most sports, particularly football, spending time with my family and friends and travelling and experiencing new cultures.


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Primary Extended Leadership Team (PELT)

Pamela AbbasHead of Infants
Gary ShawHead of Juniors
Barbara BattahCurriculum Coordinator - Infants
Kimberley LewisCurriculum Coordinator - Infants
Peter HardingCurriculum Coordinator - Juniors
Susan BurkeCurriculum Coordinator - Juniors


Anna-Louise KellyPre-School Teacher
Amanda ClarkePre-School Teacher
Suzanna ChowdhuryPre-School Teacher


Sarah HawkinsReception Teacher
Christina SeagoReception Teacher
Amy McManusReception Teacher
Lauren MathiasReception Teacher
Nabila KaramaReception Teacher

Year 1

Safiyyah AbdullahYear 1 Teacher
Ruairidh DalglishYear 1 Teacher
Hafsa FarahYear 1 Teacher
Claire MaynardYear 1 Teacher
Aaliyah HamidYear 1 Teacher

Year 2

Robyn JacksonYear 2 Teacher
Aamina NasirYear 2 Teacher
Hayley HardingYear 2 Teacher
Nadira AbdiYear 2 Teacher

Year 3

Mariam HayatYear 3 Teacher
George BateyYear 3 Teacher
Icollette ThompsonYear 3 Teacher
Sana SaleemYear 3 Teacher
Jake JonesYear 3 Teacher

Year 4

Mark ArgentYear 4 Teacher
Umair KhanYear 4 Teacher
Wajihah IslamYear 4 Teacher
Tahmina KhatunYear 4 Teacher

Year 5

Sue McMullenYear 5 Teacher
Sue BrookeYear 5 Teacher
Theresa CharlesYear 5 Teacher
Courtney FrenchYear 5 Teacher
Dayan PrattsYear 5 Teacher
Holly BerridgeYear 5 Teacher

Year 6

Rebecca LeylandYear 6 Teacher
Adam LangerYear 6 Teacher
Mohammed SabehYear 6 Teacher
Jawaria AdelYear 6 Teacher

Bin Omran Pre-School

Servete MemediPre-School Teacher
Sumayyah SadiqEYFS Teacher

Bin Omran Reception

Brid McHugh-HillReception Teacher

Bin Omran Year 1

Naeema GajiaYear 1 Teacher 
Manel BaoumazounaYear 1 Teacher

Bin Omran Year 2

Zenab AzimYear 2 Teacher
Mariya ShahYear 2 Teacher

Bin Omran Year 3

Abigail LangtonYear 3 Teacher
Raeesa IsmailYear 3 Teacher

Bin Omran Year 4

Karen EdenYear 4 Teacher / E-Learning Coordinator
William SwallowsYear 4 Teacher

Bin Omran Year 5

Humira SaiyedYear 5 Teacher
Lesley JustinYear 5 Teacher

Bin Omran Year 6

Nikaan MatthewYear 6 Teacher

Bin Omran Arabic

Enshirah AbusharebArabic Teacher
Manal RayyanArabic Teacher

Primary Specialist

Joseph QuinnMusic / Computing Teacher 
Abdullah Wayne GoodnerTeacher / Librarian 
Adele SamuelsMusic Teacher - Infants 
Sana SaleemLearning Support Teacher 
Brendan MorleyPE Teacher - Primary 
Emmett ConlonPE Teacher - Infants 
Theresa CharlesICT Teacher - Juniors 
Timothy JacksonLearning Support Teacher 
Eunice MbithiLibrarian - Infants  

Bin Omran Specialist

Kimberley CollinsDeputy Head of School
Sultan AbbasLearning Support Teacher
Matthew LoughlinPE Teacher
Karen EdenE-Learning Coordinator
Ensherah MuhammedArabic Coordinator
Steven BusuttilMusic / Art Teacher

Arabic & Islamic Studies

Samar YanesInfants Arabic Coordinator
Marwa MostafaArabic Teacher
Ensherah Abou SharebArabic Teacher
Lobna AbdulAzizArabic Teacher
Iman El ShabrawiArabic Teacher
Manal RayyanArabic Teacher
Rola ElAidyArabic Teacher
Mohamed KhalilArabic Teacher
Shahinda AlananyArabic Teacher
Manal RayyanArabic Teacher - Bin Omran
Khalid MohammedArabic Teacher - Bin Omran

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Secondary Extended Leadership Team (SELT)

Daniel LangfieldHead of Secondary
Robail AfzalDeputy Head of Secondary
Roshan DakriAssistant Head of Operations
Chuma AkuchieAssistant Head of well-being /SEND
Tyrone GayAssistant Head of Sixth form
Daniel LeylandAssistant Head of Pastoral

Arabic & Islamic Studies

Hind Al-KayedHead of Arabic
Mohamed ShoshaArabic Teacher
Rabea El-SayedArabic Teacher
Asrar DosoikArabic Teacher
Ahmed EisaArabic Teacher
Husam ZebarArabic Teacher
Mustafa BekoArabic Teacher
Sabah OmarArabic Teacher
Seham MadyArabic Teacher

Business, Economics & ICT

Bilal AhmedHead of Faculty / ICT Teacher
Aqib JavedBusiness Teacher
Abid MiahBusiness Studies Teacher
Luke WilsonBusiness Studies Teacher
Farhaan MehmoodBusiness Studies Teacher
Khalil KhalifaICT Teacher
Joshua ShieldsBusiness Studies Teacher
Abdirahman MohamudComputer Science Teacher

Creative Arts

Nazish EjazHead of Creative Arts
Sameeha AkudiArt Teacher


Bilal KhanEnglish Teacher
Elvis TetteyEnglish Teacher
John PritchardEnglish Teacher
Chuma AkuchieEnglish Teacher
Husni AaeryamoEnglish Teacher
Aniko SzatmariEnglish Teacher
Melissa ThomsenEnglish Teacher
Michael ClarkeEnglish Teacher
Oommi SarkerEnglish Teacher


Abnor DuncanHead of Humanities
Aoife DiamondHumanities Teacher
Kieran SmythHumanities Teacher
Nadeem ChoudharyHumanities Teacher
Alexander JessopHumanities Teacher
Jacob GraceyHumanities Teacher
Imran SidatHumanities Teacher


Wahid FazilHead of Mathematics
Irshaad DullooSecond in Department - Mathematics Teacher
Daniel LeylandMathematics Teacher
Robail AfzalMathematics Teacher
Saood MohammedMathematics Teacher
Abdulhamid MohamedMathematics Teacher
Dean MorrisMathematics Teacher
Aaliyah KhanMathematics Teacher
Khalida PatelMathematics Teacher
Abdulla PatelMathematics Teacher
Shamis AdenMathematics Teacher


Adam El OmraniHead of Media

Modern Foreign Languages

Andre BattahHead of MFL
Heidi GoodallMFL Teacher
German PenalverMFL Teacher

Physical Education

Shanice HarrisonPE Teacher
Monnaf AtaurPE Teacher


Nick KenworthyHead of Science
Shweab SadiqScience Teacher
Andrew MackieScience Teacher
Omar FaourScience Teacher
Roshan DakriScience Teacher
Raiesa YasinScience Teacher
Mohamed AbdillahiScience Teacher
Marvin McLegganScience Teacher
Muna MohammedScience Teacher


Monica HarrisHead Librarian

Learning Support

Aniko SzatmariLearning Support Coordinator
Heidi GoodallLearning Support Teacher

Counselling & Careers Guidance 

Sajid IqbalCounsellor
Ivan Cronje KnoetzeCounsellor
Amore JoosteCounsellor

School Nurses

Katherine MarlowSchool Nurse
Nija E. GeorgeSchool Nurse
Safeera K. AzeezSchool Nurse
Celinamma JamesBin Omran Nurse
Karen SailsburySecondary School Nurse


Dalia BarakaStudent Support
Rania HamzaAdmin Receptionist / Registrar 
Nehad ShurabAdmin
Zahra KhalifaAdmin Receptionist (Juniors)
Youmna MareiAdmin Receptionist (Secondary)
Hamideh MesbahAdmin Receptionist (Infants)
Rocaya MantaonaAdmin Receptionist (Bin Omran)

Accounts & HR

Waheed Farhat
Hany Behiry
Dina El Sayed
Ayman Al-Neama
Akrem Saeed
Mohamed Yahia


Talha ShaikhIT Manager
Christopher GoodchildMIS Coordinator
Moustapha Al BanaIT Helpdesk
Hassan Al ZayatIT Helpdesk

Support Team

Ana Liza GuzmanClassroom Assistant
Anna Marie LynnLibrary Assistant
Asmaa AhmedClassroom Assistant
Casilda TangaoClassroom Assistant
Conner DohertyClassroom Assistant
Dayana ChoudhoryClassroom Assistant
Dina ElDawyClassroom Assistant
Emily HoeClassroom Assistant
Eunice MbithiClassroom Assistant
Fathima ManjalpadpuClassroom Assistant
Fatma AlBakriClassroom Assistant
Fritzche OrilloClassroom Assistant
Hadeer FaragClassroom Assistant
Hamideh MesbahClassroom Assistant
Huma BibiClassroom Assistant
Jasmin SalitaClassroom Assistant
Jeanielyn SungaClassroom Assistant
Jennifer PacuanClassroom Assistant
Jenny VillanuevaClassroom Assistant
Jhavon HafaliaClassroom Assistant
Joan AgundayClassroom Assistant
Leonizel DesedaClassroom Assistant
Lillian KyleClassroom Assistant
Manal AbdulrahmanClassroom Assistant
Marjory SumladeClassroom Assistant
Mark EdenClassroom Assistant
Mapi MahtemeClassroom Assistant
Nasreen Taj Al-Sir KhidirClassroom Assistant
Noor IlhusinClassroom Assistant
Noveen NaqviClassroom Assistant
Rosalie DelfinClassroom Assistant
Rosemary KennyClassroom Assistant
Rowena GayataoClassroom Assistant
Renalyn PajimolaClassroom Assistant
Sharifa AhmedClassroom Assistant
Sherly TambisClassroom Assistant
Star VictorioClassroom Assistant
Zohra AliClassroom Assistant
Zufan TedalaClassroom Assistant
Gemma CaspeLab Technician
Mark EdenReading Assistant
Csarlyn NicanorOne to One Assistant
Emma GoldovezaOne to One Assistant
Laila SubhanClassroom Assistant
Madilyn VillanuevaOne to One Assistant
Sabrin AbdullaOne to One Assistant
Sehrish AliClassroom Assistant