Welcome to P6A! My name is Jonathan Adair and I am very excited to be returning for my fourth year on the staff of St Andrew’s College and to have the privilege of teaching the oldest students in the Junior School.
After graduating with an MA (Hons) in History, I qualified with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary) from Moray House College, Edinburgh, in 1996. I am additionally qualified with a BSc (Hons) Psychology through the Open University. After qualifying, I taught for three years in a state primary school in London, before spending the next twenty years working in a variety of roles at another independent junior school in Dublin. The majority of my teaching experience has been gained working with this age group.
P6 is a hugely important year for the children, who face the challenge of preparing for their upcoming adventure in secondary school. I look forward to supporting every child to develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes and self-belief they will need to make a successful transition. For the year ahead I will do everything I can to ensure that P6A will be a safe, happy, stimulating and fun learning environment, where each child has the confidence to be true to themselves and appreciates and respects the gifts and contribution of all their classmates. With the support of parents, I am confident that every student will have a positive year, great memories to look back on and feel excited and well prepared for the next phase of their education, both academically and socially.