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Jason Keenan

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Year 6 Teacher

Mr. Keenan completed a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and began his teaching career in Auckland, New Zealand. While at university Mr. Keenan also played rugby at a representative level.

I completed 2 years of teaching in Auckland before embarking on an adventure to the UK. Very soon after arriving in England I started teaching at an inspirational, highly ambitious school in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. During my time in London the school was awarded The Evening Standard Award ‘London Primary School of the Year’ and the school was graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. It was at this school I led various curriculum areas and mentored university students on placement.

Following my 5 years in London I moved to Brixham, a coastal town, in the South West of England where I stayed for 9 years. In my time at the school I had varying roles from Key Stage Leader to Assistant Head to Head Teacher.

My passion for teaching and exploring the world is why I started to explore teaching in an international setting. I was attracted to Abu Dhabi for several reasons: the exciting opportunities on offer for all members of the Nord Anglia family, the inspirational environment and excellent facilities, becoming immersed in a new culture rich in tradition and spending more time with my family in a warmer climate!  

I am a family man and quality time together is invaluable. Watching our children develop into confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic individuals fills me with delight.  

My passion for all sports, rugby in particular has filtered down to my boys who both enjoy playing for their respective teams. Some of my most memorable sporting moments have been coming off the rugby pitch to be embraced by my family. 

My daughter loves ballet and dancing; despite spending much of her time in a tutu, I’m not sure she is natural ballerina!  She seems more at home with a saw in her hand!

As a family we are loving the UAE and what the world has to offer. Being part of the Nord Anglia family and making the most of the opportunities available to us, we hope to contribute positively to the community.

We are ambitious as a family and we hope this move will inspire our children to be worldly, giving them the confidence to take risks in life, believing that anything is possible if you have a positive mindset.

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