Teacher Feature – Mr Andrew

Teacher Feature – Mr Andrew


Briefly describe your journey as a teacher.


After several years working in sales for companies such as Mercedes-Benz in the UK, I wanted to change careers to do something more rewarding. My mother and brother both worked in schools, and they spoke with such passion about their roles I was intrigued. I had to start from the beginning – I was in my early 30s before I went to university. I have always been interested in history and I wanted to specialise in it, so I decided to study it at degree level.


Why did you decide to specialise in your chosen area?


After graduation I took a job in a large school in the UK, working with students who had been removed from their usual lessons due to making poor choices about their behaviour. No two days were the same, and the rewards were incredible. I was instantly hooked, and wanted to work with secondary students to help them become the best versions of themselves. I began a postgraduate qualification in education and have not looked back.



What makes Nadeen such a unique place to work?


I am new to the school and to Bahrain, but already I feel part of the “Nadeen Family”. We have such a range of nationalities and cultures in our student body, and I am inspired knowing that all of them are studying towards top British qualifications, often with English as a second language. Our class sizes and facilities mean that our students have an educational experience that is outstanding, and I am proud to work for such a prestigious school. In my short time here I have already seen how supportive the parents are, and they foster a real sense of team spirit between teachers and parents. Also, having a supportive, excellent leadership team who have a clear vision for the school means that teachers can work with confidence that the school is heading in the right direction.


How would you describe a typical day at Nadeen?


I am a morning person – I enjoy greeting students as they arrive with a big smile, excited for the day ahead.