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Staff Profile: Emma Atkinson, FS1 Nursery Year Leader and Teacher

10 December 2019

Each week we will feature a member of staff across all areas of the school including teachers, admin staff, support staff and more, to get to know members of our school family a little better. Our profile this week is Emma Atkinson, FS1 Nursery Year Leader and Teacher.

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I am originally from Leeds, which is a city in the North of England. I grew up there with my mum, dad and younger brother. 

Growing up, I loved school, it was one of my favourite places to be, and my teachers were my heroes. Because of this, I knew from an early age that being a teacher was what I wanted to do in life. 

Once I had finished school, I went to University and gained my BA Hons in Education with a specialism in Early Years. While at University, I had the opportunity to travel to Spain and teach in an International School. I learnt so much from this experience, and I loved being immersed in different cultures and working with staff and children from diverse backgrounds.

Once I finished University, I worked in schools in Bradford in England for six years before deciding I wanted a new challenge. I took the plunge and moved to Abu Dhabi four years ago. I worked in another school in Abu Dhabi for two years before moving to BIS Abu Dhabi.

While at BIS Abu Dhabi I have been lucky enough to teach in FS2 before moving to FS1 Nursery this year and taking on the responsibility of Year Leader. I love working at BIS Abu Dhabi, especially the community feel that the school has. I have also been lucky enough to work with many of the children in different year groups through the school CCA programme.

In my free time, I am an avid reader and read anything I can get my hands on. I also enjoy being outside in the sun, another reason I like living in Abu Dhabi.

I see so many of you around school, be sure to say hello next time you see me.

Emma Atkinson