EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS
**** – 2015 Introduction to Data Wise Course (Harvard University - Distant Learning, USA)
2015 – 2015 Women in Leadership Course (British Educational Leadership, Management & & Administration Society, UK)
2013 – 2013 ThinkuKnow Internet Safety Course (National Crime Agency, UK)
2012 – 2012 Strategic Leadership of CPD (National College of School Leadership, UK)
2010 – 2011 MA in Education (Kingston University, London, UK)
2007 – 2008 PGCE Secondary ICT 11-19 (St Mary’s University College, London, UK)
2003 – 2007 BSc Computer Science (University of Leicester, UK)
1996– 2003 Rosebery School (Epsom, Surrey, UK)
A Levels Information and Communications Technology, French, History
AS Level Business Studies and Economics
GCSE’S English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science, IT, French,
Business Studies, Design and Technology, History
Other Junior Sports Leadership Award, Young Enterprise Scheme
August 2014 – Current Al Ruya Bilingual School (Private School, Kuwait)
I am currently working as the Vice Principal for Middle and High Girls Section. My responsibilities include:
Assist the principal by providing input into the development of instructional programs and tools and ensuring compliance with International accreditation requirements.
Meet on a regular basis with the academic staff for the discussion of matters concerning the improvement and welfare of the curriculum.
Develop student discipline policies in conjunction with the staff and ensure these are openly communicated to students, staff and parents.
Resolve disciplinary issues as escalated by relevant staff.
Recommend suspensions and expulsions to the principal based on the recommendations from the relevant staff and self-observation.
Professional Development (PD):
Identify development requirements for the staff and bring to the Principals attention.
Encourage staff to participate in activities and programs that will help them develop their skills.
Recruitment and Orientation:
Review class projections and assist the principal in developing staffing plan for their stage in coordination with the respective administrative staff.
Represent the Principal in committees as and when required.
Provide input into the Orientation material and participate ensuring that new recruits are welcomed.
Supervision and Performance Management:
Assign responsibilities / tasks and supervise direct reports.
Monitor staff absences by receiving reports periodically.
Conduct performance evaluation of staff under supervision and ensure that all staff evaluation is completed fairly and accurately within the time assigned by Personnel department.
Attend all staff meetings and ensure active participation from all staff involved.
Report to the Principal achievements, significant developments, opportunities or challenges which may have an impact on the School.
Ensure all students and School staff has a safe, healthy and clean environment in which to pursue the academic program. Coordinate with Facilities team for maintenance issues if escalated by the staff.
Provide input into requirements for the staff to the Assistant Director – administration
Create Scheduling Timetable and duties for all staff
Child Protection Officer, CIS Committee Member & ICT Integration, Fire & Safety Coordinator, Student Council Leader.
January 2013 – July 2014 Baylis Court School (Specialist Arts, UK)
Teacher of Computing/ICT and Yr 10 Form tutor, teaching Yr 7 – 12. I taught under the OCR and Edexcel board and as a Yr 10 form tutor I was also responsible for delivering ECM (Every Child Matters). I had 100% A* - C GCSE pass rate in 2013(54% A’s). My main responsibilities:
The ability to select appropriate teaching methods and resources according to pupil’s differing needs
Assess, record and track the progress of pupils
Contribute to the ICT Department’s schemes of work and develop Computer Science Curriculum
Involved in Leading Parent Partnership Award
Lead Teacher in Powering Transformation Challenge by DELL, winning 1st Place Nationally and Lead Teacher in BT Digital Champions programme, winning 3rd Place Nationally.
Duke of Edinburgh Skills Assessor
August 2011 – May 2012 Hayah International Academy (Private School, Cairo, Egypt)
My position was Strategic Leader of CPD, Head of House and Teacher of ICT/Computing, teaching the American Curriculum (Grades 6 – 12). I had a 98% A* - C pass rate for all my classes and awarded Teacher of the Month for going above and beyond my duty. I have contributed to Teacher Training in Assessment and liaised with the ICT department in the Elementary School. Also, I was a mentor for MyHayah project and I was a member of the Teacher Support program, aiding colleagues with pupils with challenging behaviour, setting up Gifted and Talented Register & developing CPD.
September 2008 – July 2011 Southborough High School (Business and Enterprise School, UK)
I was Teacher of ICT and PSHE, teaching the National Curriculum KS3-KS5 (Age 11-18) and under Edexcel Examination Board in KS4 - 5. Examination results for my GCSE 2011 class were 88% A*- C and 100% A* - C Year 10. In addition, my responsibilities included: Year 7 Form Tutor, dealing with pastoral care, Teaching Year 5 & 6 pupils from Primary Schools in the community, Mentor for PGCE and Student Associate Scheme.
July 2010 – August 2010 Egyptian American Cultural Centre (Private sector, Alexandria, Egypt)
During the summer, I taught English as a Foreign Language to students at Upper Intermediate level. I followed the American scheme of work set by the centre, which is equivalent to the British Council scheme for English in Egypt. I taught grammar, intonation, vocabulary and several lessons consisted of discussion and role play.
June 2008 – September 2008 Islamic School for Secular Studies (Private School, Mauritius)
This internship was teaching English as a Foreign Language with pupils aged 11-18. I taught lessons in English Language and Literature under the Oxford and Cambridge examination board as well as ICT. I also offered private tuition as well as invigilating examinations and aiding preparation for oral assessments.
January 2008 – May 2008 Chessington Community College (Sports School, UK)
My final practice as part of my PGCE training, was teaching ICT in KS3- KS5 under AQA and Edexcel Board. I worked with the majority of pupils with English as their second language. In addition, I assisted with ICT Club at lunchtimes and after school. At the end of my PGCE course I received Outstanding.
October 2007 – December 2007 Fullbrook School (State School, UK) During my first teaching placement I taught a diverse range of ICT schemes throughout KS3-KS5 including WJEC and Edexcel GCSE.
June 2007 – July 2007 Leicester High School for Girls (Private School, UK) This placement was part of the Student Associate Scheme (SAS), which gave me a great insight into teaching and the dynamics of a classroom, and gave me experience of working in a private selective school. I assisted pupils from across the school from year 7-12 in ICT and helped the school maintain their ICT equipment. I supported with French, Music and Geography lessons also, demonstrating the use of ICT across the curriculum.
March 2017 – Current Kuwait Television (Senior News Anchor & Correspondence Reporter)
I have done numerous reports with interviews for both the English News and Week in 30 minutes programs which air on KTV2. Interviews have included: Marzouq Ali Al Ghanim, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al Sabah, Sheikha Zaina Al Sabah, Ibraheem Dashti, Bader Bouresli, Noha Nabil, Ambassador of UK to Kuwait, Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah and Sheikha Bibi Nasser Al Sabah, the Minister for Education, Minister of Information, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khaled Al Jarallah, Sheikh Faisal Al Humoud Al Sabah and more. I prepare my own reports, edit the footage and write the scripts for my reports. I also present the News for Kuwait Radio FM and AM, I am experienced in autoque and improvisation.
February 2017 - February 2017 Pro Kart Kuwait (Host and Presenter)
Under Sheikh Ahmed Dawood Al Sabah, I hosted and presented the Pro Kart Event in Kuwait. It was a live event and I interviewed international guests from the pro kart show as well as introducing the event and commentating.
September 2008 – 2011 NASUWT Union – (Treasurer and School Representative, UK)
This was a voluntary position, whereby my role was to direct financial planning, procurement, and investment of funds for the trade union. I had the authority for signing claims on behalf of my local association. Advise the local secretary on short- and long-range financial plans, in addition to preparing financial reports for local association members. Furthermore, as a School Representative it was my duty to act on behalf of members with any issues affecting their teaching and support them in any disciplinary actions against them.
April 2006 - November 2006 Merlin Entertainment (Trade Executive, UK)
Main responsibilities were for training colleagues on both BT Rialto and Omnisale systems and working in the administration department. In addition to making a variety of bookings such as group, corporate, and schools for 5 attractions, including Madame Tussauds and London Eye, duties included; dealing with emails, faxes, bacs forms and franking for clients across the continents.
Selected to meet with MP Vernon Coakes, Minister of Schools and Education in the UK, to discuss current policies in teaching and learning.
Appeared on Hala Kuwait TV Programme on KTV2, discussing issues about the Educational Field
Computer Science Student-Staff Committee member where I am trained course representative, taking note of problems encountered by fellow students, making suggestions for possible solutions.
Dealing with client enquiries and complaints over the phone, via email and face-to-face, as well as delivering customer service in a busy and time pressured environment in several jobs.
Teamwork and Individual Work
I have led and delivered presentations for several School IN service Training Days.
Volunteer teacher mentor for MyHayah project
Have been part of Year 7, 9 and 10 pastoral team
CIS School Committee Member and ICT Integration Committee Member, Fire and Safety Coordinator
CIS Self Study Lead – Part 1 Middle and High School and Co-Chair Section F and B
Strategic Leader of CPD and Head of House
Leading Parent Partnership award – Delivering training session on Internet Safety
Lead teacher for BT Digital Champions Award and BT Digital Champions programme
Duke of Edinburgh Skills Assessor
Mentor for PGCE student and University Student for SAS (Student Associate Scheme).
Co-ordinator of a local youth group.
I am fluent in French and I can read Arabic scripts and understand key phrases.
INTERESTS and HOBBIES
I enjoy participating in sports such as badminton & swimming. In addition, I like travelling & exploring other cultures.