HOW WE TEACH

At NAS Dubai, we only hire the world’s best teachers to craft a personalised, international education for our students. And we know our methods work. Our results over the last eight years have shown that how we teach brings success.

A UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Teaching colleagues with global experience make a huge difference in the lives and education of students. When your child is taught by experienced, expert, international teachers, they’re inspired to do their best and achieve the top results.

 

Besides a world-beating educational experience, children learn best when they’re happy. At NAS Dubai, 96% of parents say their child is happy at school, forming friendships, experiencing new things and becoming driven, competitive global citizens. 

 
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  • MEET OUR TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM

Matthew Farthing
Principal
With over 30 years’ experience as a school leader and teacher, the latter being in the international arena, Matthew joined Nord Anglia Education at the British International School Bratislava in 2013 before moving to NAS Dubai in August 2016.
Matthew Farthing, Principal
Matthew firmly believes in the importance of a rounded approach to education and developed the school enrichment programme with a strong focus on co-curricular activities, expeditions, international-mindedness and leadership. 

He took his first degree in English studying at Oriel College Oxford, followed by an MA in Language and Education at Leeds and a PGCE at The University of East Anglia. He holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Happily married with three grown-up children, Matthew is relishing his time as Principal at NAS Dubai.
 
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Liam Cullinan
Head of Secondary
With an MA in leadership and education, Liam strongly believes that being a lifelong learner is a key part of being an outstanding educational leader. As one of the founding members of the leadership team at NAS Dubai, Liam established an innovative curriculum based on a personalised learning approach. 
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Liam Cullinan, Head of Secondary
NAS Dubai is a truly student-centred school, and anyone who meets Liam appreciates his passion, enthusiasm and love of education and the impact this has on young people. The students at NAS Dubai regularly comment how they are “recognised as individuals” while feeling thoroughly supported.  This shows the values that underpin Liam’s educational philosophy. 

In addition to his day-to-day work, Liam was part of the UK Government’s National College for Teaching and Learning Teacher Training Working Party from 2011 to 2014, with a focus on improving teacher training and recruitment. This resulted in the growth of school-centred teacher training in the UK, with Liam personally supporting the training of 80 teachers per year across Birmingham schools. 
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Tara Lambert
Head of Primary
After completing a degree in Psychology, Tara achieved her PGCE and then her Master’s in Education. She has taught in various schools across the globe and led learning across different age phases of different schools. With over 14 years’ teaching experience, including roles such as Advanced Skills Teacher, Head of Early Years, Assistant Headteacher and Primary Deputy Headteacher, Tara brings a wealth of knowledge to NAS Dubai. She also recently completed the Nord Anglia Senior Leadership Programme. 
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Tara Lambert, Head of Primary
Tara believes in giving NAS Dubai students the skills they require to be lifelong learners. In today’s quickly evolving world, it’s paramount that children are not only filled with knowledge, but that they are supported to acquire the skills of being resilient, resourceful, reflective and to be able to solve problems independently and with others. 

Tara has lived in Dubai for the past seven years with her husband and three children. She’s incredibly proud of all the accomplishments of NAS Dubai so far and is excited about what the future brings.
"Our world-class teachers are hand-picked to help your child develop a lifelong love of learning and the determination to achieve."
INSPIRING TEACHERS
HOW WE TEACH
TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM AND AT HOME

TEACHER-LED TECHNOLOGY

At NAS Dubai, technology is integrated into learning, enhancing teaching and opening up new learning opportunities in the classroom. Our innovative use of tech heightens student engagement, improving and accelerating learning in a natural, unintrusive way.

Our students are digital natives – so it makes sense to develop that aspect of their learning from an early age, teaching them to navigate online education and engagement through our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy and our unique NAE Global Campus programme that draws on the collective knowledge of more than 10,000 Nord Anglia educators worldwide. Our youngest students start to grasp the basics of digital learning through school-provided iPads.

Students engage with technological learning in our Makerspace (currently located within the Design Technology area, but will expand with extensions in 2022-23), experimenting with 3D printers, robotics, digital design tools, power tools, our recording studio for podcasts and a hydroponic space. Tech in the classroom includes interactive whiteboards and wireless broadcasting facilities. 

We believe that this tech integration encourages students to think creatively and embrace innovation, helping them to develop into confident 21st century problem-solvers.

 

TEACHER QUALITY

Our teachers never stop learning, which opens up a world of opportunities for our students through the latest in world teaching methods. Using Nord Anglia University, our teachers join online training, share resources from global experts and learn from best practice. This means that every single teacher at NAS Dubai is at the cutting edge of their profession. 

Nord Anglia Education offers an Executive Master’s in International Education from Kings College London, one of the world's best universities. This degree provides our teachers with an in-depth understanding of school leadership in international settings. 

All of our IB Diploma Programme teachers are certified and trained by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) itself, so that they thoroughly understand the teaching approach, methodology and assessment procedures of the IBDP. This approach ensures our students' outstanding results year-on-year.  
 

TEACHING AND LEARNING STANDARDS

Our teaching standards are second to none. They are set by our dedicated Nord Anglia Education team in the UK, and quality assured by our Senior Leadership Team in Dubai, with ongoing reviews, self-assessments and professional development. This means our students are taught by dedicated, passionate teachers.

The Senior Academic Leadership team’s involvement includes regular peer observations and learning walks, that ensure continual refinement and optimisation of curriculum and teaching approach, which helps ensure our students reach their potential.

New teachers undertake a comprehensive induction programme to ensure they fully understand the expectations, policies and procedures at NAS Dubai, and build an awareness of what it means to be part of the Nord Anglia family.  

JOIN OUR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AT NAS DUBAI!

WORKING WITH US

We only recruit the most passionate, empathetic and talented teachers. We shape young lives – and you can be part of it. If you’d like to join our thriving school community, have a look at our vacancies and get in touch today.
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An NAS Dubai learning experience is like no other. Our teachers ensure every student receives an exceptional education, preparing them for whatever path they choose to take in life.

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