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Alan Grant


Assistant Head of Secondary and Maths Teacher

Mr Grant was educated in Glasgow, Scotland, where he attended university and studied Pure Mathematics at Glasgow University. This is where Alan discovered teaching was his passion and studied for a PGDE in education specialising in mathematics. 

I was born in Glasgow, Scotland and this is where I also attended school and university. After attaining a 2:1 in Pure Mathematics at Glasgow University I decided I would like to enter teaching and returned to study for a PGDE in education specialising in mathematics. After working for a few years as a class teacher in Glasgow I moved with my wife, who is also a teacher, to London. 

In London I worked initially as a KS3 coordinator developing the curriculum and assessment systems as well as mentoring student and NQT teachers. Soon I moved on to become an Advanced Skills Teacher where I worked with SLT to develop whole school Professional Development and trained primary teachers in the Borough on the new Mathematics content added to the National Curriculum. 

In 2014 I moved to Abu Dhabi as the Head of Senior Mathematics at a British school. In my time at this school, I took a relatively new department from their first set of results to having the best GCSE and A level results in the city, as well as an Outstanding rating from ADEK.  Having taken the maths department as far as I could, I decided to look for a new challenge in my career and was immediately enthused by the role at BIS Abu Dhabi. I now very much enjoy delivering IB, and the excellent CPD opportunities afforded by being part of a global schools network.

In my spare time I keenly follow football, supporting Partick Thistle and playing whenever I get the chance, which is not often since my son was born!  I also enjoy reading, whether for pleasure or to explore ways to improve myself as a teacher.