1. Teacher Profile: Hayley Martin

Teacher Profile: Hayley Martin

Published on 27 Sep 2018
Educators' Perspective

Year(s) and Subject(s) Taught 

Year 3 Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography and Computing.

How long have you been teaching? 

2.5 years.

Why did you become a teacher? Why did you choose teaching as a profession?

Even as a child, I always inspired to be a teacher. However, it was since going to university to study Primary Education and working in real classrooms that I realised my passion for helping children learn and inspiring them to be confident individuals.

Tell us about your own education journey.

I studied BA Primary Education (5-11) with QTS at the University of Chester. I taught at two different schools in England before joining GEMS. Both schools offered a different demographic of children and I learned a great deal from my past colleagues.

What is the most memorable moment in your teaching career so far?

It is a tie between completing my NQT year –the hardest year of my career but also the year I learned the most – and moving across the world to Malaysia, which I think is the best decision I have ever made.

What do you like most about teaching?

I enjoy helping children to discover their passions in life.

What is the best thing about teaching at your school?

It is great to be a part of a brand new project (our school opened in September 2017) and also to be involved with teaching children from a range of cultural backgrounds –they have so much to learn from one another.

Who or what inspires you?

The children inspire me to be the best teacher I can be and to ensure they have the most enjoyable and useful time in school. 

Describe the ‘perfect’ student.

The perfect student is a child who is comfortable in their own skin, confident in the sense that they won’t let things get them down, and determined to always try their best and find enjoyment from many areas of life.

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