I moved from my hometown of Birmingham, in the UK, 9 years ago to begin teaching in the UAE and I haven’t looked back since! I feel extremely fortunate to teach children from such a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. Outside of school, my main passions are fitness, art and dogs – so I can often be found playing netball, going to the gym and taking my dog to the beach.
During my career, I have been lucky enough to teach a wide range of year groups, but I have spent the majority of that time teaching upper KS2. I have completed two years at Safa British School as the Head of Year 6 and I have also taught Years 4 and 5. I am very much looking forward to moving up to Year 6 with the children next year.
After completing the International Baccalaureate Programme, I studied English at Coventry University, gaining a First-Class Honours degree. It was during this time, that I volunteered in a local primary school, where I developed a real passion for working with young people and helping them to achieve their potential. This experience motivated me to study Primary Education at the University of Manchester after gaining my degree. Once I had qualified, I spent two years working in Cheshire.
After teaching for two years in the UK, I moved to Dubai and adopted my German Shepherd, Harley. I took up a position as a Year 5 teacher and later became English leader. As a student and a teacher, English has always been a particular passion of mine, as I love the freedom and creativity it fosters. Throughout my teaching career, I have made it my mission to encourage all children to develop a love for writing and to realise the endless opportunities it allows for imagination.