Deputy Head Teacher Kings' School Nad Al Sheba
Ashleigh Thompson studied at Newcastle University and specialised specifically in children’s literature for her BA Hons in English Language and Literature. Ashleigh’s first teaching appointment was as a key stage two teacher in a large primary school. She enjoys learning and studied further to complete her Masters in the same field. Her love for literacy and developing children’s creative voices permeates her teaching pedagogy.
Ashleigh has been a senior leader for five years and has held positions in subject and department leadership, headteacher of an infant school and most recently deputy headteacher at a primary school. She has disseminated best practice across schools, cities and the Middle East and North Africa region. She is most passionate about effective leadership strategies and the power of collaborative and reflective practice.