Head of Art, Designated Safeguarding Lead & Pastoral Lead for Welfare
What did you do before coming to Solefield?
I lived in Zurich for 10 years and taught Art in an International School.
How different is Solefield to where you last taught?
The last school I taught in was quite different to Solefield. It was a bilingual school, so the students had half their lessons in German and the other half in English. It was also a mixed school, so I taught boys and girls.
Tell us a little about your different roles at school.
I have a few different roles in the school. As well as being the Head of Art I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Pastoral Lead for Welfare. I am very lucky because I get to be part of things I really care about: looking after the safety and wellbeing of the students as well as encouraging them to develop their creative talents!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love spending time with my family and going for walks with our dog, Teddy. I also enjoy painting and making art.
Tell us something unique about you.
I am half Bahraini and grew up in Bahrain, which is a tiny island in the Middle East.
What inspired you to become an Art teacher?
I always loved Art and as I was growing up, I realised how important Art is in schools. I wanted children to recognise that they are all born artists and help them to develop skills to express their ideas and emotions.
What is your favourite food and why?
Mint choc chip ice cream, because it's delicious!