Claire Heylin

Early Years Teacher-Deira International School

Claire Heylin is a primary school teacher who has taught for seven years in the UAE. In that time, she has worked in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. Her experience in Foundation Stage ignited her passion for play in the world of education.

She has worked in Middle Leadership Roles such as Primary Reading Lead and Primary English Lead and is studying for an MBA in Educational Leadership with TAMK University, Finland. Studying the Finnish Education system has led to Claire undertaking research about play and how it influences how children learn.

Claire has written many educational articles for The National UAE and has appeared in TES, Teach Middle East Magazine, The Irish Times and The Sunday Times (Ireland Edition.) Claire has also been on Dubai Eye Radio Station talking about the benefits of reading for children during the pandemic.

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