Hi, I’m Chris, I used to teach Maths and PE in the UK. I am from North Wales and speak both English and Welsh. I have been a teacher for seven years in Yorkshire and love working with young people. My passion is Sports, I’m a keen golfer, cricketer and play both hockey and football in the UK. I am a big Liverpool FC fan too.
As a child, I competed in gymnastics and trampolining and represented my county in cricket and golf. Before teaching I was a swimming instructor and taught babies and toddlers how to swim. I enjoy cooking and going to watch sporting events. I am level-headed and remain calm in most situations, except playing competitive sports where I become very competitive. I also have a bad habit of telling very poor jokes. I have a big supportive family which I am close to. My ambition is to continue to develop my knowledge in inclusion and to see more of the world.
I started my teaching career in an inner-city high school in Bradford and taught PE and Mathematics. Here, I developed my classroom management within a challenging school. The following year I worked in Morley in Leeds and taught Maths and PE again and was identified as an outstanding practitioner and I became a mentor for newly qualified teachers.
I worked there for two years and was the literacy champion for Maths and led whole staff training and developed my pastoral knowledge. In my fourth year of teaching I moved to a brand new inner-city school in Leeds. I taught lower ability Maths and was the Assistant Head of Year. This was my first OFSTED experience and we achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating in all areas. I became more interested in Special Educational needs and asked to move into that field. I then moved from a Head of Year role to an Assistant SENDCo and then became the SENDCo in my third year at the school. I have completed a Masters in SEN which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am an ambassador for pupils with additional needs and believe that any child who has a special educational need deserves additional support to suit their individual need.
NAISAK is the first school where I will work abroad and I look forward to getting to know all of the pupils as I am used to schools that house 1300 pupils. I look forward to the challenge of living in a new country and learning about a different culture and language. I look forward to developing the SEN provision within the school and supplying pupils with the support they need.