“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. Sophie Bellis

Parent Liaison
Mrs. Toni Kersley

Tutor Team:

Year 7:
Mr. Gregory (E7C)
Ms. Godfrey (E7H)

Year 8:
Mrs. Bishop (E8B)
Ms. Hederics (E8C)
Mr. McGuinness (E8G)

Year 9:
Ms. Gallery (E9A)
Mr. Philips (E9F)

Year 10:
Ms. Edge (E10C)
Mrs. Hilton (E10H)
Mr. Treble(E10AA)

Year 11:
Mrs. Barber (E11B)
Ms. Rogers (E11C)

Year 12:
Mr. Mills (E12H)
Mr. Nicholson (E12K)

Year 13:
Ms. Malone (E13A)
Mr. Phillips (E13D)
Ms. O’Neill  (E13L)

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 extremely 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. Bellis, Deputy Head of Earth House

After completing my Drama degree at Edge Hill University I went on to complete my PGCE at the University of Chester. Both experiences provided me with, not only the opportunity to develop my subject knowledge, but also become heavily involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities, particularly in sporting and performance events. Being actively involved in varying fields has allowed me to work in various capacities in the UK, USA, Sweden and other countries; both in schools and within other organisations.

After teaching at The Kingsway School in Cheadle, where I worked with all members of staff and within transition phase to ‘Encourage Independent Learning ‘, I joined the DESC teaching team. Since moving to Dubai and working here at DESC, I have worked with the English, PE, Dance and Drama departments, developing my pedagogy further.

Having witnessed the House system improve and develop over the past two years, I am very excited to be joining the Earth House Leadership team in September as Deputy Head of House.

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