Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
14 July, 2023

Feature Our Teacher Will Mcloughlin

Feature Our Teacher Will Mcloughlin - Feature Our Teacher Will Mcloughlin

Meet Will Mcloughlin, one of our Secondary Maths Teachers!

“At BIS Abu Dhabi, I love the creativity and enjoyment that comes from teaching Maths, taking the subject in new directions and exploring different aspects of the curriculum from different perspectives. I also enjoy running the Chess CCA and Chess team, our team has won two tournaments this year and I’m always amazed by the enthusiasm and talent for the game at the school.

Our students are amazing and they make this job the best in the world. The humour, intellect and curiosity of students amaze me every day.”

Name and a little bit about you:

I am Will Mcloughlin (also known as ‘Mr. Mac’ by the parents and students), a Secondary Maths teacher at BIS Abu Dhabi. I studied Maths at Cardiff University, then I trained as a teacher in 2017, gaining a PGCE from Liverpool Hope university. I have been teaching in Abu Dhabi for 5 years, 2 of which have been at this wonderful school. During this time I have gained a Masters in Education from the University of Essex, and I am currently studying an EdD with the University of Buckingham.

What do you enjoy most about living in Abu Dhabi?

Abu Dhabi is an exciting multicultural city which has welcomed me warmly since I arrived. Exploring the Emirates offers endless experiences and I have plenty more still to do.

What are your Interests away from work?

Besides being an avid chess player, you will also find me pursuing SCUBA Diving around the world at every opportunity. Before teaching I worked in Greece and Thailand as a SCUBA Instructor.

What areas of research/topics continue to capture your attention in your field and what do you find interesting about them?

My EdD centres on the subject of how animations can support the development of conceptual understanding in secondary maths education. This involves a lot of research into cognitive science, so I enjoy following and reading the latest research in this rapidly developing field.

Will Mcloughlin, Secondary Maths Teacher