Head of Secondary English
My name is Nina Taylor and I am from the beautiful village of Saddleworth, which is just outside Manchester. I have a BA (hons) in English Literature and a PGCE in English Secondary Education. I have also been a GCSE Examiner for ten years - this experience really helps me to support students as they approach their IGCSE and in turn support them to achieve great outcomes. I am Head of English and I have a real passion for raising literacy and encouraging good reading habits. I have been teaching for nearly fifteen years and I was lucky enough to be Head of Year/Literacy Coordinator at an outstanding school in the UK for over seven years before I came to Qatar. Before I embarked on my teaching career I was an Education Welfare Officer in the UK for eight years - this gave me a real insight into the holistic needs of the pupils in our care and inspired me to support pupils to reach their full potential. This is my second Year at GEMS Wellington and I am really enjoying teaching children from all over the world! In my spare time, I love to travel and I love to read, I am passionate about reading new and old literature alike and going to the theatre.