Mr William Wardrop
Year 1 Teacher
BA English Literature, Cardiff University MA Creative and Critical Writing, University of Sussex PGCE, University College London
I trained to teach on the Teach First programme in the UK and have spent the last 3 years at an outstanding primary school in Newham, East London. Working across both KS1 and KS2, I have a wealth of experience working with children of all ages and a range of special educational needs, including autistic, dyslexic and deaf pupils. I have recently completed my BSL Level 1 and have integrated sign language into my class’s learning throughout this year. At my last school, I was also Religious Education lead, a fascinating and rewarding role especially in the diverse community that is Newham. As my studies may suggest, I am particularly passionate about reading and writing, and will look for any opportunity to suggest an exciting writing activity for my class to get their teeth into. I am absolutely delighted to be teaching at the British School of Brasilia and cannot wait to meet all the children and parents in the new year. I am very active, love to swim and cycle and most recently taught myself to surf. I am something of a football nut, having travelled around much of Britain, Europe, Australia and New Zealand watching games. The thought of moving to Brazil, with its rich footballing culture, has me very excited (although, please don’t ask me the Swindon Town score on a Monday as it will most likely make me sad). Aside from sport, I love reading, writing and exploring new places.