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Sami Siddiqui


Year 4 Teacher

My name is Sami Siddiqui and I have been a Primary School teacher for four years. I completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Education and my Masters in Leadership from the Institute of Education, University College London. I am a keen footballer and cricketer and look forward to sharing my passion for these sports with the children at NAISAK.

After graduating with a Law degree from the University of Manchester, I worked at Santander for three years dealing with insurance complaints. Towards the end of this period I had little job satisfaction and started exploring a career in teaching. I had a few friends who had completed ‘TeachFirst’ and recommended the programme to me. I successfully applied in 2014 and deferred starting the course until July 2015. From September 2014 until July 2015 I was lucky enough to travel to many parts of the world including the Far East, Asia, Australia, South America and the USA. During my time away I spent some time volunteering with children in Asia and South America – the experience reinforced my belief that I had made the right choice by pursuing teaching as a career.

Upon my return to England I started my teacher training at the Institute of Education in London, ranked number one in the world for education. I completed my PGCE whilst working full time at a Primary School just outside London and went on to complete my NQT year as a Year 5 Class Teacher at the same school. Over the last two years I have spent time teaching in Years 2, 3 and 5 and have worked with children from a vast variety of backgrounds. The children and staff I have worked with have been fantastic and helped me to develop the skills I use in the classroom today.

Whilst being at NAISAK I completed my Masters in Leadership with a focus on teaching English at International Schools. I am certain that this qualification will prove to be invaluable when developing an English curriculum for our students this year to improve their reading, comprehension, spoken and written English at school.

I am a keen footballer and cricketer and have enjoyed playing both sports from a young age. They have taught me the importance of teamwork, dedication and enthusiasm – all values which I have taken into teaching. I also enjoy travelling, trying different cuisines from around the world and experiencing new cultures. My wife and I thoroughly enjoy living and working in Qatar and are proud to be part of the team at NAISAK.