Ms. Tharani Mallikarjunan
Phase Leader for Key Stage 5
My name is Tharani Mallikarjunan. I have worked in Abu Dhabi for over twenty years as an educator of which CHS has seen me in dual roles that of a Biology teacher for KS4 and 5 and the Head of Sixth Form.
As the Head of Sixth Form, I believe that KS5 students have a key role to play as leaders and shapers of the School. Maintaining focus on their academic achievement, we actively encourage team spirit and leadership skills, responsibility for themselves and others and a feeling of pride in their endeavours and those of their peers. We offer our students the opportunity to develop their own set of transferable skills to help them embrace challenges in their future. We equip our students with the ability to make judgements, show empathy and build a moral compass, whilst defining their own academic thread.
As a Biology teacher, I have been blessed with a multitude of amazing students, many of whom have gone on to study Biological Sciences at University, many of whom have inspired me. I have learnt that the best way to teach Biology, for me, is with passion, empathy, variety and in context, so that the young people, who attend my lessons, get the best possible Biology education and enjoy the experience as they learn.