Teacher Feature – Miss Lauren
Briefly describe your journey as a teacher.
I have been teaching for 14 years. I qualified in 2009 from Liverpool Hope University and worked at a small community primary school in my hometown of Bolton, Manchester. I worked at this school for 6 years working in Nursery, Reception and Year 2. During this time, I also became head of Early Years and then Key Stage One. In 2015 I started my international teaching career moving to the British International School of Houston, Texas. I worked here for 2 years and this was a fantastic learning experience for myself. Following this, I returned home to Bolton, England working in another small primary for the last 6 years. I feel very privileged to be now working at Nadeen. It is also extra special for me as my little girls have joined our Reception and 2 years activity programme.
Why did you decide to specialise in your chosen area?
What makes Nadeen such a unique place to work?
Even though I have only been at Nadeen for a couple of months, it is clearly a very special place. I have been warmly welcomed into the school by all the school team, parents and most importantly the children. It is clear, children are at the heart and centre of the school and I feel very lucky to be part of such an amazing school. Children are excited by all aspects of their learning and there is a fantastic atmosphere and ‘buzz’ as you walk around the school.
How would you describe a typical day at Nadeen?
I start my morning by greeting children and parents at the student entrance. It is the best way to start your day, sharing smiles and warm greetings as the children are excited to start a new day. After drop off I like to move around the school to see all the students in their classrooms as they prepare for the busy day ahead. I work in all year groups through primary, supporting staff and ensuring children are engaged and challenged by their learning. I am also teaching year 6 this year, which has been a fantastic opportunity for me and I love to work with the older students.