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.
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. I recently got married and am really looking forward to moving to Qatar with my wife in August.
NAISAK is different to the school I have previously worked at because
of the international links made available to both staff and students. The Global Campus will allow students to collaborate with other students from around the world and this is something I am really excited about. Moreover, the opportunity to develop professionally through Nord Anglia University by collaborating with teachers from across the family of schools is another thing I am really looking forward to.