John Harris has worked in schools in the UK, UAE and Australia for over 20 years. He is a passionate educator and has taught English, Drama, History and General Studies to students across the Secondary age range. John also has UK and international leadership experience, with roles including: Principal, Head of School, Assistant Head Teacher, Head of House, Head of Year & Subject Lead.
He is currently the Principal of Global English School. In his first year, he implemented a range of changes in both provision and practice and secured significant improvements as a result. He has continued to facilitate rapid improvement and has significantly raised the quality of teaching and learning.
Previous leadership achievements include working as the Head of High School at Liwa International School in Al Ain (2015-2017) to secure a Good judgement overall and Very Good for pastoral systems; moving Post-16 judgements from Good to Outstanding in his first year as an Assistant Head Teacher at the School of Research Science in Dubai (2013-2015); helping Pimlico Academy move from Acceptable to Outstanding as an Assistant Principal (2009-2013).
John has recently completed his NPQH and has enrolled onto the MBA in Educational Leadership at UCL.