Teacher Feature – Mr Matt.
Briefly describe your journey as a teacher.
Being involved in sport has always been a huge passion of mine. I started off coaching football and cricket at Bahrain Rugby Club when I was in my GCSE years and from those moments, I knew that I wanted to be involved in a coaching/teaching career. I studied Sports Coaching BSc at Leeds Beckett University and spent a good amount of time doing placements in local schools around Yorkshire. Once I moved back to Bahrain, I joined the local football academy, Tekkers. After spending 3 fantastic years coaching football around the island, I decided to embark on my PGCE journey here at Nadeen. I am now into my 3rd year as a Primary PE teacher, and I absolutely love it!
Why did you decide to specialise in your chosen area?
Sport has always been a huge passion of mine. When I was younger, I would be out playing football and cricket constantly. I think that being part of many teams in both sports has been beneficial to my career. So many children have a true passion for sport, similarly to myself, and being able to share my own passion with the children and hopefully inspiring them to becoming great athletes is something I take real satisfaction in. Sport is not easy, but things in life never are! Giving the children the skill set to deal with the positive and negative aspects of sport will have a great impact on their development, not only in sport but holistically as well.
What makes Nadeen such a unique place to work?
The children are fantastic, the staff are brilliant! The community in which we work in, really is like a big family, or in sporting terms, a really good team!
How would you describe a typical day at Nadeen?
A typical day at Nadeen starts off with a nice greeting from some of the cats! Mr Javeed says hello with a little wave and away we go! Children come into PE excited to see what sports and activities we have for them during that lesson. Whether it is a Nursery PE lesson on hand-eye coordination or a Year 6 volleyball lesson, all of the children want to be there, and want to learn! In PE, regardless of the age, stage, ability, we ask for 3 main things, 1. Try your best, 2. Be respectful and 3. HAVE FUN! If children can demonstrate those 3 things, then everything will be great!