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Matthew Duignan

Matt Duignan

Year 1 Teacher

Matthew Duignan
BA in Events Management,
Postgraduate Certificate Education (International)

 I grew up in the Northwest of England, in a small lively town called Warrington with my family. I first started my learning journey when I attended Gorse Covert primary school, which was a small primary school in the heart of community. During my time here, I had a fantastic learning experience. My education, the input of the community in my education, as well as growing up in an extremely supportive household has impacted my approach to teaching today.

I graduated in Events management, creating charity fun day events for students, which quickly led to a passion in devoting my attention to helping young learners to unlock their fullest potential. I further became keen to develop my approach to teaching by graduating from Nottingham University with a post graduate certificate in international education (PGCEi) and this has enabled me to provide quality learning experience for students in South Korea and Thailand.

I have a passion for sports and been able to help develop football clubs at the schools I have taught in. I also created a range of events, such as a football and parent charity event to help raise money for a valued colleague in their fight against cancer and raise money for their medical bills. If I am not working, watching or playing football, I am usually leading an active lifestyle or further enhancing my teaching practice through reading.