Preparatory School and Early Years Teachers
Meet the Preparatory School and Early Years Teachers at Brighton College Dubai
Mr Rhys Thomas
Rhys was educated at Barnard Castle School in Durham then returned to Wales where alongside playing international Rugby 7s, he studied English Language at Swansea University. He previously spent four years in Ascot as a school master teaching English, coaching various sports and running the extracurricular programme.
Ms Michelle Speight
Michelle has over 23 years of teaching experience, having previously taught in England for eight years, then at international schools in Brazil, Thailand and Germany. She comes from Bradford in the north of England and graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree, specialising in Maths and Science.
She has taught all year groups from Reception to Year 6 and has been the subject co-ordinator with responsibility for Maths, History and Music.
Mrs Alesha Dublin
Alesha comes from London, England. She has been working in Early Years for just over 11 years and has been living in the UAE for 10 years. This year will be her ninth-year teaching within the Brighton College Schools.
Early Years is Alesha's passion and she is happy to be working with a team who also share the same passion of creating an outstanding high-learning environment within the Early Years. Alesha continues to encourage open-ended learning that establishes and enables so many opportunities for the pupils as they embark on a journey and a love of learning.
Rebecca Meads is a preparatory teacher from the UK, who has worked in a range of year groups in schools across North and South London. Before joining Brighton College Dubai, she taught Year 2 at Chepstow House School in West London for two years.
Rebecca's passion is working within the Pre-Prep school as she believes this is when children develop key skills that will set them up on their lifelong learning journey. She is a dedicated and passionate teacher who believes that support, understanding and mutual respect are important aspects to a child flourishing.
Katie is a passionate educator from Manchester who has a strong commitment towards identifying and nurturing talents of each and every pupil in the classroom and beyond. For the past two years she has been embracing the opportunities that teaching in Dubai has offered.
A highlight of her teaching career was creating a school choir which was chosen amongst thousands of applicants to perform at a televised memorial concert in the centre of Manchester three years ago.
Ms Charlotte Suthers
Charlotte is from the North East of England and went to Manchester to study Economics at university. She has worked with a range of year groups from Year 1 up to Year 6.
Throughout that time, she has undertaken roles including Music Lead and Assessment Lead and has engaged in many academic studies and research projects to develop teaching and learning.