Leanne Wood

Leanne Wood

Year 4 Lead and Teacher

I was born in Margate a seaside town in Kent, I love living by the beach and am often there when in the UK. My Degree is in Drama and Performance Studies, I completed my Teaching Qualification in Kent and was fortunate enough to gain the qualification by completing a SCITT, and working on the job. I felt this gave me first hand experience and prepared me for the teaching profession.

The school in which I completed my SCITT was Salmestone Primary School and Nursery. I was mainly based in Year 6 and gained good experience of teaching in a challenging school. I then worked at Garlinge Primary School and Nursery for two years in Year 3. This is an inclusive School and I worked with a range of children with a variety of needs. I worked at an International School in Doha for two years in Year 4 before joining Oryx.  This has given me a fantastic understanding of working in a Preparatory School and with EAL learners.

I am an outgoing and sociable person. My personal interests include drama and dance, for which I have achieved several NVQ level qualifications, including R.A.D Ballet, I.S.T.D Tap, Jazz and Modern. This is a hobby that I have had since a very young age and I have continued to study at a higher level. I enjoy going to the gym and often attend classes. More recently, I have discovered an interest in Stand Up Paddle-Boarding and like to do this after work as a way to relax. My husband, George, and I both love travelling and experiencing different cultures.

My husband works in Doha as a Retail Operations Manager, both our families live in Margate and love coming to visit us here in Doha.

I would like to continue to develop my teaching practice, motivating students to reach their full potential within a positive and energetic environment. I would like to help my students to develop a love of learning and encourage them to be the best they can be. My main focus will always be ensuring my students are happy and helping them to prepare for their next step in education as well as life.