My name is Amy Drew, and I’m very happy to be continuing teaching at HeadStart. This is my third year teaching in Foundation, the previous 2 years having taught Reception class and I’m looking forwards to working with the Early Years children. My teaching career in Thailand started at an International School in Bangkok linked to a top UK private boarding school. There I held a number of roles: running playgroup; specialising in teaching English as an additional Language (EAL) to Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage; and finally teaching Pre-school within the Foundation Key Stage. I originally graduated from Loughborough University with a Bachelors of Science however I shall not tell you there year, as that will give my age away! Since then I have continued my studies, and have recently completed a postgraduate certificate in International Education from the University of Nottingham to update my teaching skills to the very latest educational theory and practices. Living in Thailand, I’ve enjoyed an education myself, from learning the culture and the language of Thailand to meeting so many experienced teachers at HeadStart with vast knowledge from teaching around the world. I moved to Thailand with my husband, the Director of Studies, and spent 2 years in the city of smiles, Bangkok, enjoying the vibrancy of the city. We then relocated to Phuket, away from the hustle and bustle to the calm and leafy inner island, the tropical beaches, and colourful underwater activity that I see when scuba diving here.