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Jimmy Frawley

Jimmy Frawley

Head of Primary, Madinat Khalifa

Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2003, I have had the experience of teaching across the primary age range. I was lucky enough to start my teaching career at an outstanding school in my hometown, Derby. There, I was involved in a number of pilot programs that used technology to enhance student learning, an area that I continue to be passionate about today.

After four great years, I acted on my long-standing goal to live and work abroad, moving to work at the British International School of Houston which, like Compass, is part of the Nord Anglia Education family. In Houston I taught and worked in primary for 9 years, taking on a wide range of senior leadership roles and in 2012 I was appointed Deputy Head of Primary. Successes during this time included the implementation and development of a thematic, inquiry-based curriculum, establishing learning partnerships with many local organisations and overhauling the educational visits provision for the whole school.

I joined Compass International School, Madinat Khalifa this summer as Head of Primary. I am excited to be working with such a great staff to ensure our students have the best possible educational experience. I am looking forward to further developing a strong collaborative atmosphere which encourages positive communication between our staff, parents and children.

I am a true believer in life-long learning and am always looking to improve as an educator. I have been lucky enough to participate in a range of professional development programmes, completing the ILMP Middle Leadership, Nord Anglia Middle and Leadership courses. I am also an accreditation team member for the Council of International Schools and have been involved in a number of inspections of international schools.

I love to travel and I am looking forward to exploring the region with my wife. I enjoy watching and playing sports and I am an avid follower of Derby County FC. I hope to attend many of the exciting sporting events Doha has to offer. I also enjoy reading, seeking out new music and consider myself to be quite the movie buff.