My name is Indu Bedi. I joined HeadStart International School last academic year. It has been great to join a dedicated team of professionals and to be able to contribute to the continued success of the school. I am very proud of the recent exam success of the Languages and Humanities Faculty and am looking forward to continue working with the team to further enhance our practice in order to raise achievement. I learnt my craft as a teacher in England and have taught for over twenty years, first in London and then internationally. I am also an experienced Senior Leader, Head of Faculty and a certified Teacher Trainer; I have led teacher training programmes in the UK and internationally. I have a genuine interest in how our pedagogical approaches in the classroom can be developed to enhance the learning of all students. As a teacher and leader, I am a strong believer in the growth mindset; I believe intelligence can be grown through using the right methods to teach and through developing student self belief. I am also passionate about creating effective life long learners through making learning as transparent as possible so students know what steps to take to ensure their own success. With these key ingredients, choosing the right methods to teach, nurturing the growth mindset and making learning transparent, I believe my students not only achieve academic success but also leave school with a belief in themselves as effective learners. I also have a passion for teaching my subject, English, as I believe language and literature lie at the heart of individual empowerment. The study of language allows us to understand how language is used and how to become effective users of language for our own purposes, this is central to one’s success in and beyond school. The study of literature, whilst contributing to improved language skills, also develops intelligence, imagination and enables us to develop different ways of looking at the world. I look forward to working with the Languages and Humanities team to continue to develop learning and teaching in our disciplines as well as playing my part to inspire a love of learning. I also look forward to working in partnership with the students and parents of HeadStart International School to ensure the academic success of the students who attend this school.