05 September, 2023

Meet Ms Heathfield Deputy Head of Primary

I have been teaching for 16 years and in a position of leadership for 9 years. My teaching journey began in England, where I spent 13 years working within the same community. From the outset, I knew that being a teacher was my calling, and this passion led me to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education (BA Ed).

Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of teaching students from Nursery to Year 6. What's remarkable about my journey is that I've cherished every year of teaching as much as the next. Each class, each group of students, brought its own unique challenges and joys, making every year an enriching experience.

One recurring highlight in my teaching career is the annual celebration of World Book Day. This event brings together the entire school community, uniting students, teachers, and parents in a shared love for literature. Witnessing the children's collaborative efforts, their boundless enthusiasm for storytelling, and the sense of community that blossoms on this day is truly heartwarming and reaffirms my passion for education.

As I continue my teaching journey, I remain committed to nurturing young minds, fostering a love for learning, and creating a positive impact on the communities I work within. Teaching has been more than just a profession; it's been a lifelong dream fulfilled, and I look forward to many more years of inspiring and empowering young learners.

One of my biggest passions in education is inclusion and diversity, I believe that every child has unique strengths and contributions to make and want to ensure that everyone's education is a pathway to realising their potential regardless of differences of challenges.


What do you look forward to the most about moving to Myanmar?

There are many things that I am looking forward to as I move to Myanmar, the first is the warm and hospitable people. Something that I was told again and again when moving to Myanmar was how friendly and welcoming everyone would be and this has already been proven true on multiple occasions. The natural beauty that is everywhere and the opportunity to explore were also a big draw for me.

What excites you the most about joining BSY?

The vision and values of BSY align strongly with my own and the sense of community that I have already seen is something that I am excited to become a part of.  Also the opportunities that are offered through the facilities, global links and the Nord Anglia family.

What are you most looking forward to during your first week at the school?

I am most looking forward to getting to know the children and being part of their learning journey at BSY.

Are there any specific goals or aspirations you have for Primary at BSY this academic year?

My main goal for Primary at BSY is to further develop the sense of community by getting the parents involved in the children's learning and having opportunities to further develop their understanding of how the children are taught.

What are some of your hobbies or interests outside of the classroom? How do you think they contribute to your teaching style or overall approach to education?

Outside school, my interests are hiking, travel and learning about other cultures and by incorporating these into my teaching and leadership it not only enhances the educational experience for the students but also contributes to a more inclusive and diverse classroom. By modelling qualities like resilience, cultural sensitivity, and a global perspective, I can help students develop the skills and attitudes necessary for success in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world.