After completing her degree in Jewellery and Metal Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland in 2004, Laurie directed her passion for learning to complete her PGCE in Primary Education. Following this, she taught for 7 years at inner city schools in Dundee, where she spearheaded the use of digital technologies to enhance learning, including games-based projects and blogging. During this time, she completed extensive training in play-based learning and supported families within the communities.

Her first international teaching post was at a bilingual school in Mexico, followed by 2 years at a British curriculum school in Qatar, where she completed a certificate in teaching English to non-native speakers and taught in Foundation Stage. She joined DBSJP in 2017 as a Year 1 class teacher, before becoming Year 1 Lead and then Assistant Head of Primary. Laurie recently completed her NPQSL and led the successful roll-out of the M.O.E.’s newly developed MSC curriculum in Primary.

This year, Laurie is delighted to take up the post of Deputy Head of Primary at DBSJP and is excited to continue her work throughout the school community.