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Emma Nolan


HE Advisor and Year 12 Form Tutor

Emma graduated from the University Of Glamorgan in South Wales, with a Law degree and immediately embarked on a PGCE Primary at the University of South Wales. She has taught in a number of Primary schools across both Foundation and Key Stage two phases, quickly gaining leadership roles in Special Educational Needs, IT, Building Learning Power and Curriculum Design.  In the UK for the past 7 years, Emma has been a Head Teacher of a large multi-cultural primary school with over 92% of pupils having English as an Additional Language(EAL), and has lectured on the Masters degree programme for Education Management and Leadership in this area.

During her time as a Head Teacher Emma embraced the theory of ‘Everyone a Leader’ and provided real opportunities for students, teachers and learning support assistants to impact educational change, without necessarily leaving the classroom.  Her students and staff are now serving as research colleagues, peer mentors, working as advisor-mentors to new teachers, and facilitating professional development activities as master teachers.  Emma’s strength lies in her ability to coach and mentor both students and colleagues to engage in complexity, and achieve successful learning for all through positive emotional engagement which informs motivation and sustainability.

Emma is a keen runner, having completed a number of half marathons, and is hoping to tick off her bucket list a full marathon in the very near future.   Her other passion is Rugby, albeit from the sidelines, where she can become very vocal!  Emma and her husband Jared, are very excited about their move to BISS Puxi, having left grown up children in the UK, they can now finally embark on their passion for travelling and mountaineering, culminating with their ascent to Everest base camp at the end of the year.