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Clare Martin

Clare Martin

Psychology Teacher

Ms Martin studied Psychology at Surrey University from 2004-2008 before going on to complete her PGCE through Plymouth University in 2009, whilst gaining teaching experience at Truro College in Cornwall. 

I studied Psychology at Surrey University from 2004-2008 before going on to complete my PGCE through Plymouth University in 2009, whilst gaining teaching experience at Truro College in Cornwall. On completing my PGCE I stayed at Truro College until 2011 and really enjoyed working as part of a large Social Sciences department, learning from colleagues and developing myself as a teacher. 

In 2011 I had decided it was time for an adventure and was offered a job teaching Psychology at an international school in Kenya. I relished the opportunity to work in a different environment and explore the new culture and traditions around me. My post in Kenya involved introducing and developing Psychology as a curriculum subject, completely from scratch. I am very proud that we started with only eight Psychology students and through hard work, dedication, team work and a little humour developed it into being the most subscribed A Level course in the school. 

During my 6 years in Kenya I met my husband Bob and we had our son Harry in 2016. It was at this point that we decided we wanted to move to UAE, in particular to join a community minded school with excellent family values. This is the reason I took the decision to move to British International School Abu Dhabi and take up the role of Psychology Teacher. 

Most of my free time is spent with my husband Bob and son Harry. We very much enjoy walks in nature, swimming, cooking, eating out and exploring new environments. When I do get some time to myself I love to jog, go to yoga and watch films. 

I believe that British International School Abu Dhabi is different to all the others I have worked in because of the emphasis they place on both family values and high academic challenge. The school is a real community where students are nurtured both inside and outside the classroom. The school’s Global Campus ensures that students receive outstanding opportunities to expand their horizons.

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