Me and my journey so far...
I have been coaching, teaching and leading in primary schools since 2010. Before this, for five years, I worked with children and young people, in various roles and settings, across the west coast of Scotland and the US.
I am passionate about providing the best opportunities and provision for students. My experience includes coaching and mentoring, pastoral care and well-being, research-informed professional learning and pedagogy, primary assessment and reporting.
Connect and chat with me on Twitter @AlbaMcCance or LinkedIn @johnpetermccance
Before studying my PGDE in primary education at Strathclyde University (Glasgow, Scotland), I coached football, various sports & outdoor activities in Scotland, and over in the United States at the Lindley G. Cook 4-H summer camp. This was while I was studying for my BA in Sports Development and Coaching at the University of the West of Scotland (Paisley, Scotland).
In August 2017, after three years of being a year leader, I stepped into the role of, Deputy Head of Primary, at the British International School Riyadh (BISR). BISR is an all-through school (students aged 3 to 18) in the Saudi Arabia.
While at my current school, I completed my NPQML with University College London (London, England) and Infinite Learning (Dubai, UAE).
My family and I, well, we split our time between our home counties - Scotland and the Philippines - and other places across the globe. It has been a brilliant experience, providing my family with many opportunities. We love meeting people from all over the world, experiencing new cultures, and travelling as much as possible.
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