Denise Damhuis

Head of Inclusion

Denise is very excited to join GEMS Cambridge International Private School, Sharjah as the Leader for Inclusion. Her qualifications are in Inclusive Education and she has a passion for supporting every child to achieve their full potential. Denise’s most recent experience has been as Lower School Special Educational Needs co-ordinator and Year Leader in a large International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Prior to that, she worked in an International school in the U.K., co-ordinating the school’s Special Needs provision and teaching in Primary and Early Years. Her roles have increased her love of working with people from a diverse range of cultures, from all over the world. She believes that the richness brought by different cultures and opinions, serves to significantly enhance the teaching and learning in class.

In GCS she will be working with teachers, to develop an approach which enables all children to feel comfortable in the classrooms and to learn to the best of their ability. Denise and her team will be supporting all students and provide differentiation which supports and extends their learning. She will also be working closely with our parents to provide holistic support to families and consistency across home and school for children.