Primary Leader of Learning for Science, Year 6 Teacher
University of York St. John, UK. BA Primary Education, 2012
My name is Martin Peart; I am a primary school teacher currently working in year six at Haileybury Astana. This will be my seventh year of teaching and first in Astana, Kazakhstan. My previous experience was in the UK, where I worked for three years and Qatar, where I also worked for three years. Prior to my professional career I trained at York St John University, England, as a primary teacher ages 5-11 for three years. I chose to come to Kazakhstan for lots of reasons; I was really interested to experience a new culture, learn a new language and to continue my passion for traveling and teaching children around the world. In addition to this, working at Haileybury Astana was a huge appeal, being able to work in an established and well renowned school with a great support network made it an easy choice to come to Kazakhstan and further my career in teaching. My first impressions of Astana are that it’s an intriguing and exciting place to live. I also enjoy being in a place that doesn’t speak English everywhere as I knew it would be a great challenge to try and learn a new language to overcome this.