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Heather Short


FS2 Teacher

Miss Short did her teacher training in Swansea, South Wales, before moving to London to begin her teaching career. Miss Short has been teaching in Abu Dhabi since 2013, and joined BIS Abu Dhabi in 2019.

My teacher training was based in Swansea, South Wales, where I taught from EYFS up to KS2. I then decided to move to East London to start my teaching career, where I stayed for 3 years. I taught in both Reception and Year 1 before deciding to make the move to Abu Dhabi. I moved to Abu Dhabi in 2013, teaching in KG1 and Year 1. My background is predominately Early Years, which I specialised in during University and have been fortunate enough to spend most of my teaching career. 

I thoroughly enjoy making a difference in each child's life. In my spare time I like to keep myself active, which involves going to the gym and swimming. I also enjoy reading a variety of books. Alongside, going to the gym and reading I also spend a majority of my times cooking for friends and family. I have also been fortunate enough to travel to many places around the world, one of my favourite places to visit recently was India, where I got to experience a different culture. When visiting my family and friends back in South Wales, we spend a lot of the time bike riding in the mountains and visiting many of the hidden waterfalls around the Welsh Valleys. 

BIS Abu Dhabi school is different to all others I have worked at because I feel that the school allows me to grow personally and professionally. The school has a lot of facilities to offer, for the children, than ones I worked in before. At BIS I work with a range of different nationalities, as in my previous schools in Abu Dhabi my experience has been predominantly Emirati families.