Matthew Peacock

Grade 3 teacher

I am from Kent in the United Kingdom. At the age of seven I moved to the south coast of Spain where I lived for the next eleven years, attending an IB school and completing the IB diploma. After my schooling I returned to the UK to pursue a Master’s degree in Drama and Theatre Studies. I later trained to become a teacher, specialising in English, and my career has taken me to SEN schools in England, to IB world schools in Japan. Before joining GIS, I taught the IB Primary Years Programme to grades 3 and 5 at an international school in Kobe, Japan.

As an educator I strive to encourage my students to embrace challenge and the unfamiliar with greater confidence, value and share their opinions, consider and respect alternative perspectives, and to celebrate effort as well as attainment. I am an advocate of the IB programmes, the IB learner profile, and inquiry-based learning approach, and I enjoy navigating my students at Gjøvikregionen International School towards global citizenry and becoming resilient lifelong learners.

Outside of the classroom I love travelling and the outdoors, exploring all that nature has to offer through hiking, running, camping, and skiing. I also enjoy singing, songwriting, and all manner of the dramatic arts.