I am very much looking forward to joining SAFA community school in September and starting my role as Head of Physics.
Every child is naturally inquisitive and wants to learn about the world around them. I strongly believe that students learn best when they enjoy and are interested in the topics being taught. My aim therefore is to develop the practical investigative skills of students so that they can think critically and scientifically about the world around them. I very much enjoy travelling. During my career as a teacher I have organised and led students on expeditions to climb mount Kilimanjaro, as well as on treks in the Andes in Argentina, and in Borneo. I would welcome the opportunity to do something similar for the students of SAFA school. I have always been a keen sportsman and played rugby at club level for many years. I still enjoy training, keeping fit, walking, and cycling. I hope I can use my skills and experience to good use helping to coach one of the school rugby teams.
I have been in Dubai for almost a year and have thoroughly enjoyed my role as Head of Science department in GEMS First Point School. I am an experienced teacher having been teaching for 25 years in the UK both in England and Wales. For the past 13 years I was Head of Science in a Welsh language school in South Wales. I was responsible for setting up a new department in a brand school. This was a challenging but rewarding project which I enjoyed very much.