Ms Jayde Simms trained at the University of Winchester and graduated with a degree in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status in 2015. She has worked in three international schools across Qatar, Poland and Malaysia. In Qatar she took on the role of Philosophy for Children coordinator. This sparked an interest in pastoral and emotional education. In Poland she further explored this by becoming a House leader. Over time, holistic and well-being education has formed an important part of her practice.
Her passions outside of teaching include art, yoga and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible.
In 2015 I made the decision to teach abroad and started off the journey in Qatar. There I taught a Year 1 class and became the P4C coordinator for Key Stage 1 and Early Years. After two years there, I moved to Poland and again taught Year 1, going on to be a House Coordinator for ages 4-14. Then I made the journey over to Malaysia and have settled here at BSKL where I have taught both Year 1 and Year 2 and have recently become the Positive Education and Well-being Lead.
I am originally from Portsmouth in England. It is very close to the beach and I have lots of fond memories of playing in the funfair or on the beach as a little girl. As I got older, this grew in to always wanting to discover new places. Malaysia has some wonderful places and I am excited to continue seeing more as the years go by. As I was growing up, I either wanted to work with children or with animals. Eventually I settled on children because I just love the communication and emotional development that we can see and take part in as children grow. I started off as a Nursery Nurse working with children from 6 months to 4 years. However, I then qualified as a teacher and have not looked back (7 years and counting!). My passion that has developed as I become more experienced is in pastoral, social and emotional care. I think we have such influence to create a strong foundation of mental health care in our children and set them up for success as they go out in the world.
Student happiness is a combination of feeling safe and loving what they do every single day: learning about themselves, others and of course, academic subjects.