Great teachers

A class apart

Do you remember your own early school days? Chances it isn't the toys or the playground that first comes to mind. It will be your favourite teacher. Perhaps because they were one of the first adults to really understand you. Or because they made learning seem so easy. Whatever the reason we know great teachers inspire great students.

That’s why at GEMS Education, we pay close attention to how we train and support both our new and experienced educators. We know just how rewarding a teaching career can be, when educators have the right support and opportunities to develop.

So, what makes a great GEMS nursery or pre-school teacher? 

  • GEMS Quality Standards - High quality teachers all creating educational excellence
  • The Right Tools - A world of resources and tools at their fingertips
  • Career Pathways - Rewarding opportunities that can take our teachers anywhere
  • Global Outlook - A vibrant community of professionals connected in 16 countries 
  • Pioneering People - Engaged teaching professionals with new ideas and knowledge

When you come in to any one of our nurseries or pre-schools around the world, we are sure you'll be welcomed by our great early childhood teachers. 

Meet our teachers

With over 14,000 teachers, leaders and education specialists from more than 80 countries, the GEMS Education team is a global group of diverse, talented and passionate educators. In fact, we are the largest employer of UK and Indian trained teachers outside their home countries.

Regardless of where our nursery and pre-school teachers come from, they are all education professionals, who know better than most that you never stop learning. Every GEMS teacher has access to the GEMS Professional Development programme, and over 150 events and workshops each year - keeping their teaching practices cutting-edge, connected to their colleagues around the world and highly effective in the classroom.  

As you start to get to know our nursery and pre-school teachers, they'll want to get to know you and your family. We believe that close parent-teacher relationships are essential to helping students achieve their individual best. That's why GEMS Schools strongly provide parent resources and promote programmes which encourage parental involvement.

GEMS principals

GEMS principals are responsible for ensuring these world class expertise reach children in the classroom. Our principals shape the direction of GEMS nurseries, pre-schools and schools, establishing their culture, their ethos and their direction. 

Above all, GEMS principals are there to inspire and to motivate; giving teachers the support and confidence they need to be the very best educators and motivating students to achieve their full potential - with the full support of GEMS parents. 

Our principals all over the world have an exceptional track record, focusing on outstanding results, happy teachers, successful students and involved parents.

Inspecting quality

We may be passionate about constant improvement and innovation in teaching, but we're also serious about maintaining our high standards in every single GEMS nursery, pre-school and school. The standard of our teaching is regularly assessed by a team of more than 150 senior academics who have been trained in important areas of school inspection including:

  • International accreditation
  • School inspection methodologies
  • School self evaluations

Our inspection team work closely with GEMS Principals and GEMS teachers to ensure they have the latest information on current teaching techniques, classroom practice and school administration. Inspectors then appraise and assess individual schools, helping them to become even better.

GEMS advisors

GEMS Schools are shaped by our network of world-renowned educators, experts in education reform and globally-respected teaching specialists. From former headteachers of prestigious establishments (including Eton and Harrow), to former education ministers and OFSTED chief inspectors; our international network of multi-skilled advisors provide invaluable support and guidance in all areas of school life. They help us ensure world class standards of education for GEMS students and share with us the best and latest educational practices from around the world.

Want to be part of the Little GEMS teaching family? We have roles around the world for new recruits, and pre-degree to post graduate courses, professional development, training and specialist courses for GEMS teachers - including early childhood qualifications from CACHE. With GEMS Careers and GEMS Education Teacher Training, Leadership and Development there has never been a better time to teach.