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Andrew Allan

 Andrew Allan 19

Year 5

I am thoroughly enjoying my time here at NAS Dubai; working with an outstanding team, helping children to achieve, embracing the excellent home-school relations with parents and working in a truly international school is an absolute pleasure.

During my teaching career, I have learned how much of a privilege it is and how lucky we are as teachers to be able to have a great influence on the lives of the young people we teach. Not many people have that opportunity. The trade-off is, that with that opportunity, comes a responsibility to do the best we can, for  all of the students we teach.
I pride myself on being able to treat children as individuals and give them opportunities to be independent, enthusiastic learners. Children in my class will not only have their eager minds engaged by fun, exciting lessons, but hopefully become well rounded polite individuals, who are ready for their future. I believe that if learning is fun and encourages curiosity, then children will be interested to learn and remember their experiences.
I am originally from a small town in North Wales and went to university in Liverpool, where I studied Forensic Science and spent 5 years working for the NHS Forensic Pathology Lab. I have a passion for science and it was this passion for learning, and passing on my knowledge, that inspired me to gain my PGCE at London Southbank University. Being a Northerner, it was no surprise that I headed back up north to Leeds to start my teaching career and have loved every single moment of it.
If I have a passion for science, then you could say I have an infatuation with sport! I am a keen long distance runner and like to encourage all of the children I teach to take part in any sporting activities they can. As a keen fan of both Football and Rugby League, I can often be found supporting Manchester United and Leeds Rhinos on the terraces.
I feel extremely fortunate to be part of this amazing team here and help contribute to the success of NAS Dubai and the students at this fantastic school.