Safeguarding & Inclusion Seminars begin

Starting Tuesday 9 March, GEMS is inviting all staff to attend a series of nine exclusive seminars covering a range of safeguarding and inclusion topics that impact all our professional lives.

From understanding inclusion and special education needs in the UAE, to recognising self-harm and exploring the impact of Wadeema’s Law, this series has been carefully curated by Emily Ellington, Head of Inclusion, and Sara Hedger, Vice President of Safeguarding and Child Protection, to give GEMS staff direct access to some of the top regional and international experts in this field.

The series kicks off on Tuesday at 4pm with a session presented by Dr Sarah Benson, a special education teacher and senior lecturer in inclusive education at University of Birmingham, Dubai campus. Dr Benson will explore the development of policy and practice in relation to inclusive education and how inclusion and accessibility have improved the lives of People of Determination. In line with the current UAE focus, ‘Towards the next 50’, this seminar will consider how schools can build on this progress over the coming years.

Please see emails and calendar invitations from Internal Communications for the full schedule, as well as session outlines and speaker biographies.

Note that staff are encouraged to make a special effort to join and participate in the live sessions, as the seminars will NOT be recorded.