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Janine Griffiths

Janine Griffiths

Year 3 Leader

Ms Griffiths graduated with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education from Manchester Metropolitan University, and has worked in Shanghai before joining the school in 2017.

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education from Manchester Metropolitan University, I taught in Hertfordshire and then the West Midlands for four years in two very different but challenging schools. This allowed me to learn much about behaviour management, as well as giving me the opportunity to work with, and learn from, some inspirational teachers. I mainly taught in Year 6 where I relished the challenge of SAT’s! Throughout my time at these schools, I became part of the Senior Leadership Team, as well as mentoring student teachers, organising outings and residential trips and accompanying the sports teams to events. 

In 2010 my husband and I decided we wanted a new adventure and we embarked on our first International post. Moving to Shanghai was one of the best decisions we have ever made, we had no idea at the time what a fantastic journey we were about to begin! While in Shanghai, I worked in a large International School teaching throughout Key Stage 2 as well as leading English across the school. 7 years and two children later, we decided to take on a new challenge and move to Abu Dhabi. I have two young children, a boy and a girl,  as a family we love to spend time together at the weekends and explore our surroundings.

I feel very lucky to have friends all over the world, having met so many people through teaching Internationally. I have had the opportunity to travel to many amazing places and I want my children to be ambitious as see as much of the world as they can. Even at such a young age, they have already been to many places and on numerous flights! 

Horse riding was a huge part of my childhood, I was involved in many competitions and travelled a lot with friends to various places around the U.K to have fun and compete. As an adult, I’m not now as brave as I used to be but I would love to ride more often now I live in Abu Dhabi. 

BIS Abu Dhabi has everything an International teacher desires. Willing students, knowledgeable teachers and fantastic facilities for the children to enjoy. Being part of the Nord Anglia family allows us to draw on expertise from teachers all over the world.