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“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
Mrs Laura Mitchell

Deputy Head of House
Mr Eoghan Kerr

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. Hederics (E9C)
Mr. Andrews (E9G)

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

Year 11:
Ms. O’Keefe (E11C)
Ms. Reidy (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


 Ms Mitchell, 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 Head of House in September.




Mr Kerr, Deputy Head of Earth House

I was born in the Al Ain, UAE in the 1980’s, but my family returned to Ireland shortly afterwards and I was then raised in County Tyrone. I completed my undergraduate degree, BSc Mathematics, at Queen’s University Belfast and then moved to Liverpool, UK to pursue my teaching career.
I obtained my PGCE in Mathematics from Liverpool John Moores University and then enjoyed four years working at Calderstones School, in the Allerton suburb of the city. I moved to Dubai in 2015 join Wellington International School and spent two academic years there, before having the opportunity to join DESC. 
I am now in my second year at DESC and thoroughly enjoy all aspects of the job. It is a fantastic school, that provides amazing opportunities for its students both in and out of the classroom. After being a form teacher for eight years and having undertaken Deputy Head of Year responsibilities in previous schools, I am looking forward to becoming more involved in the pastoral team at DESC as Deputy Head of Earth 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