Clelia Durante

Year 3A Teacher

Dear Parents,

It is my absolute pleasure to be teaching in Year 3 in the next academic year at Wellington Academy, Al Khail. Following a very positive transition during term 3, the children are now ready for the next step in their educational journey. I look forward to an exciting school year ahead. Before the new school year begins, I will be working with the other Year 3 teachers, looking at your child's books and reading their reports so that I have a full understanding of their progress and successes during the previous school year.

My philosophy to education is very pupil centered. My aim is to inspire and motivate children by setting challenging goals within a stimulating, broad and creative curriculum. I am committed to helping children understand what they learn and take pride in watching them develop curious and critical minds.  Children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks.

I qualified from Edge Hill University in 2011 with a bachelor of arts degree in Primary Education, with a physical education specialist, and have taught for the past 6 years.

For 5 years of my teaching experience, I have taught in two schools in the Manchester area. During this time, I had the opportunity to teach pupils in Year 2 up to Year 5. I also coordinated PE at my last school, for 3 years, and organized many events and competitions within school, as well as arranging competitions with other local schools.

I moved to Dubai in August 2016, looking for a new challenge and to broaden my teaching experience, in an international sector. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching at WEK and I am thrilled to have had the chance to meet and work in such a wonderful community.

  

Beyond school, I enjoy time with family and friends in the outdoors, as well as going out for food. I love to travel; visiting new places, embracing different cultures and trying new experiences. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a passion of mine. I am a very active person who enjoys keeping fit and playing sports, in particular football and badminton.

A typical day in my classroom involves lots of fun and challenging activities to help develop your childs independence. Children are able to explore the national curriculum objectives using different skills to help them progress and achieve their targets. During each lesson, children have the time to reflect on their learning. This offers pupils the chance to consider their actions and make decisions on how they may make progress and solve problems. Children have the opportunity to work collaboratively, to share ideas and skills with each other, as well as working independently and take risks within their own learning.

 

I look forward to meeting you very soon.

 

Clelia Durante - Year 3 Teacher