“We are independent, highly respectful, and thrive on challenge”

We are based in:
Earth Block, which includes the Science, Art, Design Technology Departments and the indoor DESC garden

Earth House Team

Head of House
Mr. Martin Nash

Deputy Head of House
Ms. Laura Mitchell

Parent Liaison
Mrs. Toni Kersley

Tutor Team:

Year 7:
Ms. McDonald (E7A)
Ms. Beaumont (E7E)
Ms. Courtney(E7J)

Year 8:
Ms. Williams (E8H)
Mr. Gregory (E8C)

Year 9:
Ms. Bishop (E9B)
Ms. Hendrics (E9C)
Mr. Andrews (E9G)

Year 10:
Ms. Gallery (E10A)
Ms. Gracey (E10F)

Year 11:
Ms. O’Keefe (E11C)
Ms. Hilton (E11H)
Mr. Treble (E11AA)

Year 12:
Mr. Taylor (E12A)
Ms. Kerestos (E12E)
Mr. Phillips (E12J)

Year 13:
Mr. Mills (E13H)
Ms. O’Neill (E13K)

Associated Member of SLT:
Mr. M. Fallon, Assistant Headteacher


Fridge Sheets

Year 7 Earth Fridge Sheet
Year 8 Earth Fridge Sheet
Year 9 Earth Fridge Sheet
Year 10 Earth Fridge Sheet
Year 11 Earth Fridge Sheet
Year 12 Earth Fridge Sheet
Year 13 Earth Fridge Sheet

Earth House Leadership Team


 Screen-Shot-2015-07-30-at-5.57.18-PM-copy-e1440754461214Mr. Nash, Head of Earth House

I started my teaching career as a PE teacher at Chosen Hill School in Gloucestershire, but it was my experience working as a sports coach in the United States of America that attracted me to a teaching career overseas.

I have been lucky enough to be work at DESC for a number of years, as the Director of Sport, Head of Physical Education and also a small period teaching Science. During this time, I have witnessed the establishment of the House System and I’m very excited to be Head of Earth House.

Earth is a fantastic House to be a part of, where we all work together to share and enjoy success throughout the year, both academically and through the extensive extracurricular programme. Student happiness is important to us and we will do everything we can to make sure that their experience is both enjoyable and memorable. I urge all students in Earth to take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities and events that are on offer throughout the year and represent Earth with pride.



Ms. Mitchell, Deputy Head of Earth House

I am originally from Sheffield and studied at Sheffield Hallam University gaining a degree in PE and Youth Sport followed by a PGCE in secondary Physical Education. Having worked on summer camps teaching various activities in the USA for four summers whilst studying, I always knew I wanted to teach overseas in an international setting.

I started my career in England and after two years moved out to Dubai in 2012 to work for GEM’s. I have had a fantastic 3 years at DESC and have been heavily involved in the extra-curricular sporting provision as well as leading the BTEC Sport programme at KS5.

My role as a form tutor here at DESC has been extremely rewarding and I am excited about becoming more involved in the House system, joining Earth as Deputy Head of House in September.




Mrs. Toni Kersley, Earth House Parent Liaison

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s welfare or well-being, please contact us via Mrs. Kersley using the email address below and she will direct your enquiry to the appropriate place.
Extension number: 296