Teacher Feature – Miss Jade

Teacher Feature – Miss Jade


Briefly describe your journey as a teacher.


I started teaching 12 years ago. I trained at Brunel University London and received a BSc Secondary Physical Education. I taught in a number of schools in and around London. Within my career I have been; NQT and Teach First coordinator, Head of Year 9, Head of Year 7 and Head of PE and Dance. Alongside PE, I have also taught Dance and Maths curriculum. I taught last year for the first time abroad in Qatar and moved to Nadeen School Bahrain in August last year.


Why did you decide to specialise in your chosen area?


Growing up I was always interested in Sport, my dad was extremely sporty and I would go and watch him compete. My teachers at school were also very encouraging and enthusiastic. When I was young, sport was what I did most days, football, swimming, athletics, horse riding and dance for example. I represented the school in many sports and was chosen to represent the county in indoor athletics at one point. In my spare time I would volunteer at the stables on the weekends.



What makes Nadeen such a unique place to work?


Nadeen is such an encouraging and supportive place to work. The students are so positive and eager to learn. I also love that the school is open to new ideas and promoting staff development, alongside pedagogical research. Nadeen is a school that sets the standards for other schools around the island for development and thinking out of the box.


How would you describe a typical day at Nadeen?


As a PE teacher our day is always very active and busy. I try to be in school early to make sure that I am ready for the day ahead. Some mornings I will be here for morning sessions at 6:30am. I am a tutor for 8.2, so I am with them every morning and at the end of the day, doing activities such as going to see our buddy class R4 on a Wednesday and a weekly reflection on a Thursday. I then teach a variety of classes all the way from reception to Year 9 currently. I also teach target time focusing on healthy eating, for all Secondary students that are not part of the Arabic class. I have three duties per week either during break time or lunch time. I also have a meeting or ECA everyday after school, whether Duke of Edinburgh or Football for example. As a PE teacher we are also often taking teams to compete either in the evenings or at weekends.