As a teacher I have enjoyed a diverse and happy career at many British and International schools in the UK and in locations around the world. After obtaining a PGCE from the University of East Anglia in Norwich I taught in Brighton for two years before leaving for Tanzania where I worked as a VSO (voluntary services overseas) Secondary English teacher. Since then I have taught in The Czech Republic, Malawi, Turkey, USA, Ecuador, Russia and China but have been back in the UK since 2010, teaching and working first in Walthamstow, East London and now East Sussex. As well as experience teaching in all Primary year groups I have had a variety of leadership roles including, Key Stage 2 Leader, Primary Head, Curriculum Coordinator, Year 2 Leader and I have coordinated various subject areas.
I have decided to teach at NAISAK because I am keen to return to an international community and I want to be part of a school that is well run with a clear vision of what it wants to achieve. I am looking forward to joining the Year 3 team and working closely with all my new colleagues at NAISAK to contribute to the continued growth and success of the school. As a teacher I set high standards for the children in my care and I work hard to help them achieve their goals and maximise their potential. I believe that teaching and learning should be challenging but still fun and engaging for each individual in the class. I hope to quickly form good relationships with parents so we can work together to support their child in their education and development.
I love exploring different places, visiting museums, galleries and markets, as well as trying different food and learning new things so I am very excited to be moving Qatar. I am an adaptable person and some of my hobbies and interests change to suit the place where I am living. At the moment I love visiting the theatre and enjoy a wide variety of live entertainment. I am also a keen reader and enjoy the cinema too. I like walking by the sea or in the countryside and have been tempted too by more adventurous activities including climbing Mount Meru in Tanzania and rafting in Ecuador. I love animals and I have been on several exciting safaris in Africa, although the only wildlife I see at the moment are the two enormous cats that I hope to bring to Qatar with me.
This school will be different to all others I have worked at because all schools are special and unique which is what makes teaching such an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. Although I enjoy holidays and travel it’s the day to day living in a new place, with all the little discoveries, excitements and challenges that I am most looking forward to. I have never lived in the Middle East or taught at a Nord Anglia school before so I am excited to be joining a new community and teaching at an international school again.