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    We provide international education to over 1,100 students ages 1-18. We are at the heart of our community, a hub for many expat families in living Beijing.

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    Through the Nord Anglia University we focus our teachers professional development to ensure that your child receives high quality teaching experience.

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    You will immediately recognise one of our students when you meet them by their evident respect for others, their intellectual and social confidence.

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    We are a high achieving school with excellent academic success. We believe in bringing out the best in every student of all abilities.

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    We have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and ready to put you in touch with others whom you may wish or need to speak to.

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    Through our News & Insights section you can find out the latest from our school and from other schools in the Nord Anglia Education global family.

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    We teach the English National Curriculum, offer a German curriculum at primary level and IB Diploma for Years 12 & 13 students.

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PE & Sport Department at BSB

  • Travis Alexander Washko (3)

    Travis Washko

    Director of Sport & PE

    Travis Washko

    I joined The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (BSB) in 2010 as a Physical Education (PE) teacher for both the secondary and primary schools. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College, USA. While an undergraduate, I studied a year abroad at Nottingham University, England. I later completed a post-graduate degree in Education from Montana State University, USA and hold a duel Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership, from Dallas Baptist University, USA.

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  • Rachel Spencer (3)

    Rachel Spencer

    Head of Primary PE

    Rachel Spencer

    I joined Nord Anglia in 2012 and have worked in both the Shunyi and Sanlitun schools in Beijing. Before coming to China I taught both primary and secondary PE in both state and private schools in the UK for 5 years. I have taught across 4 key stages including GCSE and A Level PE and held the position of Primary PE Coordinator in my previous school. My interest in teaching Physical Education derived from my love of sport from a young age and wanting to share my knowledge and enthusiasm to help others experience the benefits that sport can offer.

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  • Adam Marcel Worsley (2)

    Adam Worsley

    PE Teacher, Head of Secondary PE

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    Richard Thorp

    PE Teacher, Head of Aquatics 'Aqua Bears'

    Richard Thorp

    I attended Carnegie (Leeds Metropolitan University) and was awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Human Movement Studies (Sports Science). This was followed with a PGCE in PE and Maths at Exeter University (St Lukes) and I qualified as  a teacher in 1992. I have worked in the independent sector in the UK for 23 years, my last post as Head of PE at Dragon School, Oxford. In 2015 my family and I decided to move to Bangkok and for the last two years was Head Swim Coach at Bangkok Patana School.

    I am a qualified Swim Coach and also hold coaching qualifications in many other sports. My specialist area is Aquatics having represented GB U17 and England U19, and swam the Olympic Trials in ‘88 as an athlete. During my career I have coached the English Schools National Swim Team at three World Schools and numerous European Schools events, as well as working with a number of National and International standard Youth Age athletes in both the UK and Thailand. I am looking forward to working with the students here at BSB to further develop the Aquatics programme and team at the school, and work in the PE department.

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  • Owen John Cobley (4)

    Owen Cobley

    PE Teacher, Head of Year 7

    Owen Cobley

    I have taught in Ofsted-rated ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools in challenging areas in London after completing a Sports Science degree at the University of Exeter and PGCE at the University of East London in the UK.

    I have a huge passion for teaching PE and the benefits of sport, and I aim to inspire this in the pupils I teach. I take great pride in my profession and have high expectations which challenge pupils to excel. I have taught across all Key Stages and delivered GCSE and A-level examination PE. After teaching in London I wanted a new challenge in a contrasting environment and BSB and Beijing offered me the perfect opportunity to achieve this.  

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  • Emma Jane Langham (3)

    Emma Langham

    PE Teacher, Head of Year 9

    Emma Langham

    I graduated from Brunel University with a Sports Science degree with QTS status in 2010. I have been teaching in a challenging North London school, where I had become Head of Girls PE in my third year of teaching and then Key Stage 5 Coordinator within the PE department in my fourth year.

    After working at the school for 4 years, I decided it was time to try something new and I was very keen to try the international experience and have a different way of living.

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  • Ian Michael Phillipson (3)

    Ian Phillipson

    PE Teacher

    Ian Phillipson

    I first joined The British School of Beijing, Shunyi in August 2010 as a teaching assistant in the Sports department. After gaining my PGCE from Leeds Metropolitan University, it has been my drive to work at this successful school again. I have taught PE to students from all ages from 4-18 years in China and England. I have a BA (Hons) degree in Sports Development from Manchester Metropolitan University.

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  • Judy Liu

    Judy Liu

    PE Teaching Assistant

    Judy Liu

    I  joined BSB in May 2010 as a lifeguard. In 2003, I received my swimming coach license in Beijing. In 2013, I took a course of  Austswim (Teacher of Competitive Strokes). 

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