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Kathryn Charnley

Kathryn Charnley

Nursery - Butterflies

After my first visit to Dubai, I knew that this was a place where I wanted to live and work. The city is incredibly fast-paced, diverse and vibrant; I can’t wait to make it my new home.

I have earned a B.Ed. (Hons) from the University of Leeds, an MA in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Warwick and have over 20 years of teaching experience, from Early Years to Year 6.

After graduation, I worked in two Primary Schools in York, in the United Kingdom.  Whilst working in York, I became an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST), and as a result gaining the responsibility of coaching and mentoring teachers across the region. Following this, I left York to teach at Ixelles III, a European Union school based in Brussels.  This school catered for the children of European Parliament diplomats and officials. 

After starting my family, I returned to the UK, where I gained a Master’s Degree in educational leadership and innovation and taught in a large West Midlands Primary School. Subsequently, I continued to further my international experience by moving to Singapore, where I worked at my first school in the Nord Anglia family. Most recently, I have been teaching in a Nord Anglia school in Shanghai. 

Even though I have taught across all year groups, I’m especially excited to be a part of the nursery team here at NAS Dubai. I believe each child comes to school with their own interests and questions about the world and I love their enthusiasm for life and natural curiosity.  It is a privilege to work with children at the beginning of their learning journey, as it is a crucial period where a love for learning can be nurtured, and the foundations of a life-long learner can be developed.  I am greatly looking forward to embarking on this adventure together.  

While living in Shanghai, I have greatly missed living close to the sea, so I am elated by the opportunity of combining my newfound passion for Yoga with my love of a beautiful sunset.  The prospect of all the new places to visit and explore is especially thrilling.