My name is Ashleigh Roberts and I come from a large city in England called Liverpool. I have been teaching here at Nord Anglia International School, Al Khor since January 2015. I studied for my degree in English Literature with Electronic Creative Technology in the city of Liverpool. I graduated with a 2:1 and decided to pursue my career as a Primary School Teacher. In 2012, I graduated Liverpool Hope University with QTS in Primary School Teaching. After my degree, I took a career break and worked in a bank. Working for the bank did not provide me with a challenging work environment and so I went to work for Liverpool City Council as a Supply Teacher. This gave me the opportunity to visit many different classrooms and teach a variety of different children. During my supply work, I discovered that teaching is truly the career for me as I enjoy helping children learn.
During my supply work, I was approached by an agency that deals with recruitment for international schools. This was something I had not previously thought about, but travelling around the world had always been a passion. The agency gave me information regarding different schools around the world. Compass International School, Al Khor offered me the chance to study towards my NQT year. I had never heard of Qatar and so decided to do a lot of research before I arrived here. Moving to a different country, into a different culture and a new school is one of the biggest challenges and achievements I have made so far. I am very happy that I made the move to Al Khor.
I am proud to be part of NAISAK due to their professionalism and excellent reputation. I encourage students to learn from one another and to display excellent behaviour for learning at all times. My classroom is a welcoming and stimulating learning environment. NAISAK is continually developing and growing and this is something I am proud to say I am a part of. The nurturing character of this school ensures ongoing growth for educations and students and it is a very supportive environment to work in.