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    primary teacher helping year 3 students in maths class

Amy McDonald

My teaching career started after graduating from Bangor University in North Wales in 2010 with an honours degree in Primary Education.

For the first year after graduating, I worked as a supply teacher, undertaking a number of different roles in different schools. This provided me with valuable experience in gaining an understanding of the challenges within different year groups, whilst also allowing me to develop my own teaching style. I then moved on to take a permanent role teaching a Year 5/6 mixed class in a large village school in the UK.

Although I loved my school and my job, I felt that after two years it was time to move on and develop my career by teaching in different countries and experiencing different cultures.  In August 2013 I began my journey by taking on a teaching position at Compass International School in Doha. For my first two years there I taught Year 3, but then took on the challenge of running the PE department on one of our campuses for two years. This was a rewarding experience which I really enjoyed, but I am very excited to get back into the classroom again this year! I have fallen in love with the Middle East and I am eager to further challenge myself in continuing to develop and enhance my teaching skills in a multicultural, international setting in Dubai.

My favourite quote is one said by Nelson Mandela, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” I believe that this ties into the Nord Anglia motto of Be Ambitious by encouraging children and staff alike to take on those challenges in life that may seem impossible. Such challenges can be as small as spelling a new word or as large as taking a new direction in life.

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