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Chris Gildroy

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Head of Computing

Mr Gildroy attained a Degree in Software Engineering at Staffordshire University before gaining his PGCE at Thomas Telford School.

I was born and grew up in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK where most of my family still live.  I moved to Abu Dhabi with my wife as well as my cat Skye who is enjoying the sun and heat!

I have always been passionate about computing, electronics and technology and decided to peruse a career in teaching so that I could share my love of all things technological. I attained a Degree in Software Engineering at Staffordshire University before gaining my PGCE at Thomas Telford School which has consistently been rated as the highest achieving state school in the UK. I have taught for 8 years in the UK and during this time specialised in the teaching of computer science where I have been Head of Computer Science in a Wolverhampton School since 2011.

This is my first international post and I am really enjoying being part of such a passionate team of professionals at The British International School Abu Dhabi. My aim within school is building young people who are able to actively solve problems independently with the use of technology and without outside intervention. I believe that making mistakes is a crucial part of learning and should be rewarded. It is what we do once we make mistakes that counts not the mistake itself.  Learning should not be limited to the classroom and I am keen to build young people who share my passion for technology at home. I am running an after school robotics club where students can learn the fundaments of robotics via the First Lego League. 

I am a keen sportsman and during my time in the UK have competed in Canoe Slalom, Canoe Polo as well as play Rugby. I am keen to try new sports and look forward to learning to sail whilst in Abu Dhabi as well as enjoy the sun shine.

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