Originally, I am from Newcastle upon Tyne although I have lived in London for the past seven years. I hold a BSc Honours degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University and a PGCE from Kingston University. I have enjoyed teaching Year 6 in an East London primary school for six years. Additionally, I have experience in leading my two favourite subjects, Mathematics and PE, across the school and I have also been the phase leader for Years 5 and 6.
Teaching is not just my job. It is my absolute vocation. A memory that springs to mind is one of me sitting in my own primary school and being so immersed into a history topic by my brilliant teacher that I begged my mum to take me to Egypt that very summer to see a real-life Egyptian tomb. It is that absolute desire to learn, that unquenchable thirst to find out more, that has led me onto the thrilling path of education. I want to be that inspirational person, the one who ignites that flame in young minds. That is why I became a teacher.
I strongly believe that children learn best in a warm, engaging environment where a strong emphasis is placed on the teacher facilitating child-led enquiry and promoting independence. My overall aims are to inspire children to develop a life-long love of learning, to nurture their individual talents, to help them reach their full potential and to set them off on a journey where they will ultimately achieve their dreams.
My interests outside of school include sport, particularly swimming, yoga, running, the gym and surfing. I love to experience new things and will definitely be trying out the indoor ski slope on my arrival in Dubai. Aside from sport, I love sitting down with a fantastic book, eating out with friends and family and travelling to new exotic places.
I am very excited to immerse myself into the culture of a fabulous new city and I look forward to experiencing all it has to offer. I am, of course, eager to meet my lovely new class as well as the amazing members of staff who form the NAS Dubai family.