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Charles Fitzgerald

20 June 2020
Charles has worked as a primary school teacher for two years in West London after completing his Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Northumbria University in his native Newcastle upon Tyne. Charles’ interest in international education was first sparked whilst studying at Georgia State University in the United States during the second year of his History degree. This experienced enabled him to appreciate the importance of cross-cultural interactions in education. During Charles’ teaching career, he has applied and maintained his philosophy of multicultural education by relocating to Northolt, Ealing, London. Through immersing himself in an ethnically broad community, Charles was able to witness first-hand the benefit of diversity within a learning environment to encourage tolerance and open-mindedness. As a history graduate, Charles has always maintained a focus upon thematic learning, combining key skills from across the curriculum. Charles believes that through weaving together different areas of the primary curriculum learning can be reinforced and applied in a wide variety of settings. Outside of teaching, Charles has a diverse set of interests. From a young age, Charles has had an interest in distance running having completed several competitive runs throughout his life. Alongside fitness, Charles enjoys playing guitar, cycling, drawing and most recently building and repairing electronics. Charles is a firm believer in extra-curricular activities and encouraging people to explore their individual interests. Charles holds the opinion that through inspiring children to pursue their passions and stimulating their curiosity, their view towards education and life will blossom. As a keen traveller with a broad outward looking global view, Charles is excited to relocate to Hangzhou in Summer 2020. Charles recognises the unique opportunity Wellington College presents to him as an educator and global citizen. Charles intends to immerse himself into Chinese culture as well as Wellington College’s wider school life to develop and further his teaching philosophy and career.
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