Mrs Laura Tanna
Teacher for Herons, SENCo
Laura Tanna entered into teaching after completing her PGCE in Primary Education in Bristol. Prior to this she undertook a Degree in Sport and Physical Education at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. She has taught across a range of Primary year groups during her career, as well undertaking curriculum leader responsibility for a number of subjects. Laura moved over to Malaysia in 2014, when the school opened, and started teaching at the school in April 2016. Laura is a qualified SENCO and holds the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination.
As Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Laura supports an inclusive approach to learning and encourages, where possible, for pupils to be supported within the classroom. She works closely with class teachers to ensure this can happen, so that all pupils, whatever their starting point, are encouraged, supported and challenged.
Laura loves travelling and is a keen sportswoman who will try her hand and most things. Although her main loves are hockey and running; she has been branching out into open water swimming, duathlons and triathlons. She is also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist and was part of the international recovery team at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Laura has completed 8 marathons to date, and is keen to add to that tally. She lives on the College campus with her husband and two young children.