Before moving to Thailand, I worked as a primary school teacher in London, England. I was fortunate enough to gain a range of experience working across Key Stage 2 and I taught in years 4, 5 and 6. My passion for maths led me to the opportunity to lead numeracy across the school. My role involved working alongside other teachers to develop the teaching and learning of maths, and to help teachers to make maths lessons more exciting to promote a love of maths! I also led the school council and held regular meetings with representatives of each year group. In our meetings, we discussed what we liked about our school and what we wanted to improve. We had great fun organizing various lunch time rotas, ordering more play and sports equipment, and we even organized a school sleepover to raise money for charity which the children loved (the teachers weren’t so keen to stay at school after dark!).
Although I loved working at my old school, I was ready for a new challenge. I had never visited Thailand before but after lots of research I realized that Bangkok sounded like the perfect place for me to start my new adventure of teaching internationally. I had heard such positive things about St. Andrews that when I was lucky enough to be offered a position, I couldn’t wait to start!
I love to travel and I’m looking forward to exploring Thailand and immersing myself in this new culture. I also love to keep active. I love playing tennis and swimming, and once I’ve acclimatized (!), I look forward to joining a netball team. One of the things I am most looking forward to doing in Thailand is gaining a PADI certification and having the opportunity to explore at weekends.
Since joining St. Andrews I have been overwhelmed by how welcoming the staff, children and parents have been. There is such a uniquely happy environment here, where the teachers show genuine care for the pupils, the children show a genuine desire to learn and the parents show genuine support for the school.
"Miss Emma keeps us happy by helping us and being funny."