Si Ri Panya Trasparent subject backgroun

HEADTEACHER  KAT

How long have you been teaching and what subjects have you taught?

I have been in education in the UK for over 16 years with a further 2 and a half years teaching English as a Foreign Language abroad in Nepal and South Korea.

I spent 7 years in KS1 and KS2 as Literacy Coordinator. I then moved to Secondary and spent 4 years teaching KS3 and KS4, including GCSE English. I was Literacy and Transition Coordinator during that time. Finally, I moved to Secondary SEN and have been a Deputy Headteacher for over 5 years leading Teaching and Learning; making decisions on curriculum, assessment, policy, CPD and overseeing the monitoring and tracking of progress.

This cross phase experience has given me a unique insight into the journey of a learner and, in particular, the kinds of barriers to learning which young people can encounter.

 

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

To see young people discover their strengths and develop their interests, especially out of the classroom, is always a joy. To forge relationships in a pastoral setting is inspiring and often surprising, as they discover and demonstrate skills they didn’t realise they have.

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Patient, flexible, intuitive.

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OUR TEAM

DEPUTY HEAD & YEAR  1  TEACHER  FAYE

How long have you been teaching and what subjects have you taught?

I have been teaching for 16 years. I was a KS2 Phase Leader and Deputy Headteacher for 4 years in the UK, where part of my role was to support schools in designing stimulating and engaging whole school curriculums as well as implement initiatives like Children’s University and Arts Mark Gold. My experience spans each Primary Key Stage which has equipped me in gaining a real understanding of children’s academic, social and emotional development.

 

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

Seeing a child proud of themselves for achieving something that they couldn’t do before and watching their self esteem and abilities grow. It is so rewarding to see when children demonstrate the qualities of kindness, encouragement and consideration towards each other that you have worked hard to foster in them.

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Reflective, imaginative, driven.

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How long have you been teaching and what subjects have you taught?

I have been teaching for 11 years. I first started teaching at my local primary school in England and then moved to Abu Dhabi for seven years to work at two successful international schools. I have taught at Siri Panya as a year two teacher then I spent last year teaching in Ukraine and UK.

 

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I am really passionate about fostering growth and development in children holistically. I love helping children to focus on and work on their passions and believe that children learn best when lessons are enjoyable, investigation based and meaningful.

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Calm, patient and warm

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YEAR  2  TEACHER  BECKY

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How long have you been teaching and what subjects have you taught?

I have been teaching for over 10 years. I attained my post graduate in Primary education in the United Kingdom and since then traveled and taught in various schools around the globe including Si Ri Panya. I am very happy to return to the island and community after teaching in a home school in Bali and developing my other passions in Photography and Dance. I am excited to share my passions and newly integrated self with the school and the children I teach.

 

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

What I enjoy most about teaching is being able to encourage children’s self expression and celebrating others too. Making sure they respect and take care of themselves and those around them. I love to Nurture their young hearts and minds so they grow into caring, attentive and creative beings.

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Kind, supportive and creative

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YEAR  2  TEACHER  OLIVIA

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YEAR  3  TEACHER  WYLLIE

How long have you been teaching and what subjects have you taught?

I have been in education for four years. I began teaching English as a foreign language in Vietnam and Thailand before returning to the UK. I have taught Year 1 and Year 5 in England and so have experience in both primary key stages. I have taught all subjects across the English National Curriculum but have a particular passion for mathematics and foreign languages.

 

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I feel privileged to be involved in the most important part of a person’s life, their childhood. Learning to read, think critically and problem-solve is essential for life. Seeing children develop these skills and knowing that I have been a part of that is so rewarding.

 

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Calm, caring, enthusiastic

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YEAR  4  TEACHER  BETH

How long have you been teaching and what subjects have you taught?

I have been teaching for three years and completed a Bachelor of Education degree in Primary Education at University of Hertfordshire. During my degree, I taught in years 4 and 2, meaning I have 6 years of classroom experience. Since qualifying, I have taught all subjects in year 5 and 6 in London, England. During my career I have also been whole school Science lead and have enjoyed planning exciting Science events such as science fairs, careers week and school trips. As well as Science, I have a passion for English and art and love being creative in these subjects. 

 

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I love creating a learning environment that fosters children's ability to problem solve, understand new concepts and make connections in their learning. I enjoy helping children to embody a growth mindset and feel proud of their work in all subjects, knowing they have tried their best. 

 

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Caring, passionate, understanding.

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How long have you been teaching and what subjects have you taught?

My teaching experience begins in India where I taught English as a second language for two years to young children in an NGO school in Kolkata. After this I returned to the UK to train as a primary school teacher and taught in a state school in Oxfordshire for two years. I am now finishing my fourth year working in an international school in Bangkok and am very excited to be continuing my journey as a teacher at Si Ri Panya.

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

It is a joy and a privilege to spend my days amongst so many young hearts and minds. It is my challenge to make the learning of the curriculum exciting and relevant to the lives of each child and to the times we live in, to equip the children with the skills needed to be capable, self-determining individuals, but most of
all to impart a love of learning and a burning sense of questioning that they may carry forward through their school days and beyond.

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Calm, patient, determined

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YEAR  5  TEACHER  MAX

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YEAR  6  TEACHER  TONY

How long have you been teaching and what subjects have you taught?

I have been working in schools for about 30 years. I have taught upper-primary curriculums mostly, as the majority of my classroom teaching experience has been in tiny remote schools in Central Australia, larger rural primary schools in Western Australia, and Primary Schools in the UK. I worked as a school Chaplain to an inner-city state school in Perth, a leader of Teaching and Learning Support in a Secondary School and an Assistant Principal in a large faith-based independent K - 12 College.

 

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

My professional passion is making schools great places for people to learn and grow. I have been fortunate to work in roles that have allowed me to build and lead exciting learning communities through growing the capacity of individual students, classrooms, teams of staff and whole school communities. I love
learning and growing alongside my students and colleagues.

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Patient, compassionate, energetic

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YEAR  7  TEACHER  LUCY

How long have you been teaching and what subjects have you taught?

I have been teaching for 5 years at a secondary level, teaching from KS3 up to KS5 (ages 11-18). Subjects I have taught include Design & Technology (including textiles, resistant materials, graphics, food technology and STEM), Art and Design, Photography and PSHE. I have spent time as a Year 7 form room teacher and I have taught both in UK state schools as well as an International school in Bangkok. I have experience in teaching GCSE’s, iGCSE’s, A levels and BTEC's.

 

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

The thing I enjoy most about teaching is seeing the children develop, not just academically but emotionally too. To see them learn independence and build their curiosity. I also love to see the pride children show when they not only celebrate success but learn from their mistakes.

 

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Compassionate, creative and happy.

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YEAR  7  SCIENCE TEACHER  DAWN

How long have you been teaching and what subjects have you taught?

As a stay at home mother I feel as though I have been teaching for over 20 years, although in reality it has been  nearly 10 years. I have been lucky enough to have a broad range of teaching experiences from preschool through
university levels. Middle school, secondary and university science has been a focus of mine though even when I had rotations with the tiny learners I focused on science. Despite science being my hands down favorite, I have also
taught English as a second language (ESL), literacy and maths.

 

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

The absolutely brilliant thing about teaching is having the privilege of watching the student grow academically. Seeing them come up with an idea and become independent thinkers is the very best part of teaching

 

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Unique, enthusiastic, creative

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THAI  DIRECTOR NOK

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching for a total of 17 years. My first qualification was in secretarial adminstration I later retrained and completed my degree as a teacher. I have taught all primary Year groups as well as specialist subjects such as computing, careers and dance in Thai schools as well as three international schools. As my career developed I have worked in school administration including school evaluation and data analysis.

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I like teaching children through creative activities, such as games, cooking and dance. When a child smiles happily I have satisfaction in my work.

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Patient, teacher-spirit, generous

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THAI  TEACHER  MEW

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching in primary schools for 6 years. I have taught in schools on the mainland and in Koh Samui, where I specialised in teaching art and English.

 

​​What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I enjoy seeing my students have fun learning. My challenge is to find the best technique to help everyone understand and so improve their knowledge. I believe if we have fun teaching, the students will have fun learning.

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Creative, understanding, flexible

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THAI  TEACHER  LEK

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching for 3 years. I taught Thai to foreigners for 2 years and English (IEP Intensive English Program) in Thai school for one year

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I enjoy leading children to learn through games and fun activities in the lessons. Seeing children enjoy the lessons I create and their progress in the subject I teach is the best feeling.

 

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

​​Loving, creative, curious.

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How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching Thai Language and Culture for a total of 6 years to childen aged 5-12 years old.

What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

I enjoy encouraging the students to have fun in their learning, by designing creative lessons which include games, songs and dance. I also love to develop kind and gentle behaviour in my students.

What three words would you use to describe yourself as a teacher?

Happy, confident, sweet.

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THAI  TEACHER  PAM