Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood

Year 2 Teacher

I was born in England and spent most of my time growing up there. However, I did attend a school in Qatar for some of my lower primary education due to my dad working here for some years as an engineer. I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS at Manchester Metropolitan University.

After completing my degree, I worked as a teacher in the UK for one year in KS2. Whilst working in the UK, I realised that I wanted to see more of the world, so I applied for a teaching job in Qatar. I worked at a school in Qatar for two years, teaching EYFS and KS1. Upon the completion of my contract, I ventured even further afield and worked in Guangzhou, China for one year. Although teaching in China was a fantastic experience my heart was still in Doha, so I was excited to return and continue my career at Oryx!

I am very close with all of my family and they are really excited to be able to come and visit me in Qatar again. Obviously with living in Qatar previously I have a group of very close friends, who are like my second family – so I’m very lucky!

When I’m not at work I like to keep myself very busy. I love going on holiday to new places and seeing as much of the world as I can! I also love to read and I always have my head stuck in a book, I also enjoy swimming and playing squash.

I absolutely love teaching and developing children academically, I think it is so important to develop them socially too and give them the confidence they need to progress in life. My aim is to give the children in my class and throughout the school the best possible start in life that I can!