Nandhaka has over 15 years of experience working in state and independent schools in a variety of roles, including the teaching of Science, EAL and ESOL.
He has also been the EAL Coordinator of a secondary state school, managing the school’s provision and training of teaching and support staff, as well as external SCITT trainees. Additionally, he has provided support (academic skills and mainstream subject) to EAL and SEND learners.
During Master’s research at CLLEAR, University of Southampton, Nandhaka focused on mainstream secondary teachers’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about EAL learners’ needs in their subject area. Other areas of interest include teacher practice, teacher education, and also the evaluation and assessment of language.
Nandhaka is a member of various teaching and research related organisations.
Nandhaka was co-opted to the NALDIC Executive from 2015-18 as NALDIC’s Project Officer, consulting on a variety of NALDIC projects, including local and national EAL networking, EAL training, the NALDIC website redevelopment, events, membership and publicity, as well as writing, producing and editing materials for publication.
He is currently a part-time teacher and Master i/c Fencing at an HMC independent day and boarding school, education consultant and private EAL and Science tutor.