Having completed my PGCE in 2011, my first teaching post was at Charter Academy in Portsmouth. This school had been my first placement on the course and I was thrilled to return. I worked there for two years. The inner-city location of the school led to there being a high intake of EAL students, whom I had the privilege of working closely with.
I then moved to Abu Dhabi to teach for the Abu Dhabi Education Council. I was posted to Ghayathi, a small rural town, three hours from Abu Dhabi city. The time I spent there was incredibly rewarding and interesting – it is not every day that you see a student riding a camel from the staff room window! Following this, I worked in Abu Dhabi city in two British curriculum schools, the last three years of which was at Al Basma British school, a forward thinking and dynamic school with a strong sense of community, qualities I know Park Lane shares.
I am really excited to now be living in Prague. I have loved the vibrancy of culture here since my first visit a decade ago. I look forward to exploring the city and all it has to offer.