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Ruth Borthwick


Primary SEN Coordinator

Ruth graduated in Scotland and was a class teacher for four years before specialising in Learning Support. Her first position was as a peripatetic AEN teacher for four very different schools, three rural and one specified as an Inclusion school for Angus. This offered a wealth of experience in a variety of different learning environments.

I moved to Abu Dhabi nine years ago and worked in another prominent British Curriculum School as head of Primary Learning Support before joining the team at BIS Abu Dhabi in August 2016. 

I was an expat child myself born in Libya and lived in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. These experiences gave me a particular love for this part of the world so after raising my own family and graduating as a teacher it felt like the natural step to move here to the UAE.

I enjoy all water sports and over the years living in this beautiful country I have been lucky enough to sail, kayak, jet ski, body board and take part in amazing dragon boat competitions.

I also enjoy a quiet read or a good movie and spending time with my family and friends.