I spent 4 years working in Nottingham at inner city Primary faculties where I held roles of PSHE and Science coordinator. I had the privilege of teaching children from a number of different backgrounds, cultures and religions. Due to my interest and enjoyment of this diversity, I moved abroad in order to teach and learn from children from across the world.
For the past 8 years I have been working at The Nord Anglia International School, Pudong in Shanghai. During my time there I have taught across the key stages and held various leadership roles helping to shape the way the curriculum is taught throughout the Primary School. These include PSHE, Science and Literacy coordinator. For the past seven years I have been working in Year 6 at NAIS. Alongside my primary teaching, I have also taught and developed the IB Psychology programme in the school, complemented by my MSc in Applied Psychology. This has been a wonderful opportunity for me; enabling me to develop and strengthen many transferable teaching skills and strategies.
I am excited to once again have the opportunity to focus solely on my primary school teaching. It is here that my true passion lies. The final year of primary is a crucial one for many reasons. It is my belief that developing children's’ self-confidence and enabling them to reach their full potential is important. I am dedicated to employing a range of pedagogical strategies in order to excite and engage the learners in my classroom as well as embracing technology in order to provide a truly modern learning experience. Efficient, organised, creative and imaginative, I harness these skills and use them to support lessons in order to engage and extend my students’ learning. Nurturing students, raising the profile of high performance learning and embedding a safe environment in which to learn further contributes to what I offer as a professional. Furthermore, I incorporate collaborative learning strategies as well as student led and independent work.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Shanghai. NAIS has given me the opportunity to teach children with inquiring minds in a rich and stimulating environment. The exciting curriculum in Year 6 provides challenging opportunities for all students and I have found that creating a rich learning environment helps to develop students’ skills and work towards achieving their maximum potential. I look forward to continuing this with my new students at NAS Dubai.
In my spare time I enjoy travelling and discovering new places. I have been fortunate enough to work and travel in numerous countries around the world. I am excited to be moving to Dubai where I hope to embrace the city and discover new places. I am moving with my husband, young daughter and pet dog which will be a great adventure.
I am very much looking forward to meeting my new class and I have no doubt it is going to be an enjoyable and enriching experience.