Bringing Life to Education – Allen Bird
Our Teachers Don’t Just Teach. They Inspire!
Inspirational teaching creates learning experiences that last a lifetime. At Fortes Education’s schools – Regent International School, Sunmarke School and the Jumeirah International Nursery Schools – we select our teachers not only for their teaching skills,but for their ability to spark the love of learning in students.
Our teachers lead very interesting lives and they bring to bear their experiences on their teaching. We recruit teachers and leaders who are inspirational role models and who ‘bring life to education’.
Take Allen Bird, one of our senior leaders.
He is a grade 8 Classical Guitar and Oboe player and has had the privilege of playing principal Oboe in a variety of ensembles and orchestras in the UK. He has composed music for the String Quartet and has also been involved in a number of professional musical productions including ‘Oliver’ and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’.
Allen is also an amateur cyclist. He has completed the “Ride London 100 mile Road Bike Challenge” in less than 6 hours– a pretty admirable feat – and regularly competes in amateur cycling competitions in the UAE. He is a regular on the Al Qudra Cycle Track and can be found leading the pack every Friday morning.
Students look up to Allen on multiple levels. He is an inspirational role model for students both as an educationist and as a person who leads a rich and inspiring life outside of school