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    We are new to Dubai but part of an established global network of international schools dedicated to helping every child thrive.

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    Your child will follow the English National Curriculum with a strong international emphasis and an unparalleled approach to languages.

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    At our school, your child will be offered language learning and support that is unparalleled by any other international school in Dubai.

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    Our teachers are highly qualified, experienced practitioners, chosen through a rigorous selection process.

    primary teacher helping year 3 students in maths class

Donal Patterson

It is a real privilege to be working at Nord Anglia International School Dubai. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Primary school Education. With over nine years of classroom experience, I know I will provide all students with an excellent education. 

Throughout the course of my career, I have had wonderful opportunities to teach diverse groups of students, including those with learning disabilities. As a result, I have become proficient at designing creative and stimulating lesson plans, which accommodate multiple ability levels, bring a hands-on approach to learning and keep students interested and focused.

My greatest strengths include inspiring, motivating and having a great rapport with the students. I genuinely enjoy what I do and I actively engage their eager minds by implementing enjoyable activities and cooperative learning projects. In addition, I tailor lesson plans to meet their diverse interests, as well as demonstrate direct connections between the classroom and everyday life, which is so important these days.

I am a sports fanatic and love to keep fit. I won a soccer scholarship in University and represented my country in tournaments. I am a qualified speech and drama teacher and I am a trained actor as well, having studied in the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. I’m a massive music fan and love singing. I think I can bring these interests into the school and take them into my fun, energetic, and respectful classroom.

I can’t wait to start another year at NAS Dubai and meet my new Year 5 class.