As-salaam alaikum, I’m Nadia, I’m 33 years old and from a little village called Poulton -Le - Fylde in Lancashire, UK. I have lived in Qatar for five years, which has been such a great adventure and is a place I now call my home. In February I got married to my husband who is from Tunisia, and we are really excited to become a part of the community at Al Khor.
I studied Primary Education, specialising in Early Education at the University of Cumbria, and I have studied ever since, most recently a Makaton sign course. I am eager to begin my NAISAK journey alongside wonderful staff and children, developing relationships and strong links with the Al Khor community.
My career to date has been full of amazing opportunities initially with volunteering trips to South Africa and Vietnam with charities. Then teaching across the North West of England in EYFS – KS2. I have been year lead for Year 4, Year 2 and Nursery, securing my Head of EYFS role which I’ve been doing for 3 years. Prior to my move to Qatar, I worked for the British Forces in Germany, which was a return to my childhood roots. As a child, my Dad was in the British Army and we moved around the UK, so I am aware of how transient communities can feel but also how important it is to quickly develop strong bonds and provide valuable support at every step.
I have two amazing sisters back in the UK one is an international buyer and my baby sister, who is 15 months and mastering the art of talking and signing! I adore socializing with friends, listening to music and still have a passion for travelling near and far. I have five crazy cats who were all rescued here in Qatar.
I bring a vast experience of working in multicultural settings and leading teams, and I am incredibly passionate and strive to provide the best learning environment and opportunities for the children and staff in our community. I endeavour to ensure the whole child is supported in order to reach their potential and enable them to be curious, creative and ambitious thinkers. I believe in the value of education, and like the children, I am committed to devoting time to learning and developing my own knowledge and skills. A key priority of mine is a commitment to support the community by building trusting relationships which offer support and guidance wherever needed; community partnership is essential to creating excellence.