Hello and sawasdee krap! My name is Sean Clarke and I am originally from Yorkshire in the North of England, starting my first year as the homeroom teacher of Year 5 Blue and the Year 5 lead teacher, after two years in Year 4, and three in Year 6 at HeadStart. Prior to embarking on my teaching adventure in Thailand, I worked as a videographer for a media company after completing an undergraduate degree in Film and Television production. I enjoyed my time in the media industry; however I missed working with children. I then completed a PGCE in Primary Education and began my teaching career near my home town in Leeds, England. During my four years in Phuket I have really enjoyed immersing myself in the local culture and island life. Along with football, rugby, hiking, yoga and fitness, I have taken up surfing; a sport that I am immensely enjoying on the island’s beautiful beaches. As the leader of the Primary Student Council, I really look to make a positive impact on the overall school experience for the children. We work as a team to address the issues and concerns at the heart of the school as well as running school wide events and initiatives. For one of our projects, we designed and painted a ‘buddy bench’ to help children make relationships and feel safe at break times. Look out for it in the school’s primary playground! In my classroom you will find a fun environment where hard work and laughter go hand in hand, as well as an environment where children are supported, encouraged, challenged and engaged in their learning. I am also very passionate about fostering a setting of kindness, tolerance and respect towards others, enabling children to grow and become their true, authentic selves.