Mr. Ben Green
I hold qualifications from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and am a teacher of Biology. My own academic interests lie in conservation, African field biology and teaching pedagogy.
Previously Head of Science in Oxford – during this time and as part of teacher exchanges, I worked for periods in schools in Australia, Greece and the USA which gave me my first insight into the educational models and philosophies of international schools.
I have been Head of Secondary at GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala since August 2017– Formerly at Greshams’ School, UK, I was Head of Experimental Sciences (IB) and House parent at UWC Waterford Kamhlaba, Swaziland which recruited students from 60 countries to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
Our daughters (aged six and four) are in Year 2 and FS2 respectively, our son (aged two) was born in Swaziland and has joined Pearls. My background is in developing teaching, I have led school improvement projects in several schools, from Oxford and the coast of Norfolk in the UK to UWC Waterford Kamhlaba in Swaziland. I am a keen sportsman, runner, traveller and an experienced cricket coach.
GEMS CIK - with its global educational model, strong reputation for cutting edge technology, development of all learners and commitment to pathways beyond school - will provide me with an exciting professional challenge and a personal adventure for my family.
CIK strikes me as a school stepping confidently forward from a period of consolidation and, at the same time, challenging itself to be relevant, purposeful and of service in a changing world.
My wife and I see ourselves making a positive and important contribution to GEMS CIK’s community and, as we move from the UK to the Pearl of Africa, we hope also to develop an understanding of and commitment to the people, the place and the heritage of Uganda and the East African region.