- BSC Honours, Physics with Astrophysics, Royal Holloway University of London, England.
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Leeds, England.
Emma is passionate about teaching and learning and is committed to ensuring that every child achieves their full potential. Emma creates a stimulating and challenging learning environment to inspire and support students, making their learning engaging and exciting. Most importantly, she believes that children learn best when they are happy, and she strives to ensure that they enjoy their learning journey and school life.
Emma believes it is of the utmost importance to create a close class community where children feel safe to express themselves, communicate openly with others, and reach their individual potentials. She strongly believes in the importance of using a ‘growth mindset’ in the classroom to support students and help them to progress in their learning. Ensuring the creation of a safe environment, where students are able to challenge themselves and take risks, is key to helping them recognise the importance of making mistakes. It is not that we can’t do something, only that we can’t ‘yet’. Emma places high regard on building relationships and the ability to cooperate and work with others, a skill which will always be important in life.
Emma is committed to supporting her students to take responsibility for themselves, their actions, and their own learning, involving students in the assessment process, ensuring clear success criteria to enable them to be successful, and encouraging them to reflect on their learning and achievements, in order to support them in their understanding of how to move their learning forward.
Emma began her teaching career 23 years ago in a primary school in central London, where she worked for 8 years. Whilst teaching in London, Emma was the Science coordinator for Key Stages 1 and 2 and, for her final year at the school, took on the role of Acting Deputy Head.
She then began her international teaching journey. She has enjoyed working in a variety of countries including China, The Bahamas, Switzerland, Poland and the United Arab Emirates. She has had experience teaching from Reception to Year 4 over her teaching career. Emma has had a range of responsibilities over this time in addition to class teaching. In The Bahamas, Emma was Head of Year 1, coordinating three classes in the year group. She took on the role of PYP coordinator in Berne, Switzerland across the whole primary school, supporting teachers in creating their unit plans, planning assessments and reflecting on the success of the units. Emma enjoyed this collaborative role as it was a new challenge, helping her to ensure she continues to be a life-long learner. In Poland, Emma was the year group leader for five Year 2 classes and the learning lead for Maths in Key Stage 1.
Emma is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue her teaching career at NAS Jakarta. She is excited to join the school community and looks forward to meeting her new class and the wonderful learning opportunities ahead.