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Matthew West

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English and Media Studies Teacher; Head of Year 11

Mr West completed his PGCE in English with Drama at Newcastle University. Mr West joined BIS Abu Dhabi in 2011.

After three highly enjoyable years working as an EFL teacher in Spain, I returned to my hometown of London, where I spent two years as a library assistant in a Sixth Form college, supporting students with research, academic writing and referencing skills.  A combination of a desire to teach, hardship and tiredness from London commuting, and a wife from the North East subsequently led me to Newcastle Upon Tyne to complete my PGCE in English with Drama at Newcastle University.

Following qualification, I secured a post teaching English, Drama and Media Studies at Whitley Bay High School in North Tyneside – an outstanding and consistently high-achieving school, where I spent three fantastic years.  However, the pull of living abroad again was too strong, and so my wife and I made the decision to move to Abu Dhabi in 2011.  Following three months at BIS Abu Dhabi covering a member of the English department’s maternity leave, I worked briefly as an advisor for Nord Anglia in an ADEC school – an interesting and culturally enriching experience – before returning to BIS Abu Dhabi in 2012.

I have had the good fortune to have already witnessed and been part of many changes on the school's journey of improvement.

 

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