Harriet Martins

After receiving an Honours degree in Biomedicine in the UK, Harriet worked at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge in the Biochemistry Laboratory whilst taking part in a series of volunteer projects, including teaching on isolated islands in Fiji.
These experiences proved invaluable and she decided to embark upon a career in teaching upon her return. Harriet trained in Cambridge, her hometown, and later moved to London. Here she worked with a fantastic team of staff to improve teaching standards at a deprived inner-city school in Hackney. After working many years here, Harriet had experienced a wide variety of roles including teacher, Senior Leader of Learning, Early Years Foundation Stage Leader, Curriculum Leader, and Assistant Headteacher.
An opportunity arose to work with a very experienced leadership team in opening a brand new school in North London. Harriet took the role of Assistant Head and in September 2014, the school doors opened to just 40 children. With a limited budget and resources, Harriet and the team worked hard to establish this school and she is proud to say that it now has nearly 400 students housed in a brand new school building which she helped to inspire the design of.
In July 2016, Harriet moved to Stockholm with her husband and started working at SIS as the IPC Coordinator Grade 2 classroom teacher.
Harriet currently works as Head of Learning and supports the faculty in providing the highest quality of education possible through the development, implementation, and monitoring of the curriculum being offered. Her role is to ensure that the instructional and assessment practices are consistent with the SIS Vision, Mission and Aims.
This year, Harriet is also working as IPC Coordinator, supporting the Primary staff. Harriet enjoys the multicultural environment here at SIS and the passion for lifelong learning that all the staff shares.