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Nichola Arnott

Nichola Arnott | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Year 3 Teacher

I joined the school in August 2018. Apart from getting to know Chicago, the children and my new colleagues at BISC-LP, I am looking forward to my first baseball game! I studied a BSC (Hons) in Behavioural Science at the University of Dundee, where I developed a passion for child development.  After completing the course, I worked as a learning representative for the communicators workers union in BT. Through this role, we worked in line with a local college to develop a learning centre and offer the employees evening course to develop their lifelong learning skills. This led me to develop my passion for teaching and I decided to complete my PGDE in Primary Education at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Over the last 7 years, I have taught in a large International school in Vietnam and Bangkok. Over the last three years I have been a Year 2 teacher at our Nord Anglia School in Guangzhou, China.

For me, working with children is a passion first and a profession second. Over my teaching career I have developed a philosophy of valuing each child as an individual, as well as part of a community. I aim to give children as many learning opportunities and experiences as possible in order to engage, motivate and equip them with lifelong learning skills. I believe a ‘hands on’, child-centred, challenging and creative curriculum is essential in developing children’s skills, knowledge and their role as global citizens of the future.      

  • Universities Attended: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 
  • Degrees Earned: PGCE Primary Education 
  • Certifications Earned: BSc (Hons) Behavioural Science