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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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Secondary - English Teachers

  • Barbi Marie Gardin (3)

    Barbi Gardin

    Head of English

    Barbi Gardin

    I graduated from the University of Windsor, Canada with an Honours BA in History and English in 2002, and I received my Bachelor of Education Degree in 2003. During my teaching career I have had the opportunity to work in South Korea (2004), China (near Guangzhou in 2005), Mexico (2006), Oman (2007), England (2007, 2008), Qatar (2009), and my home country of Canada (2010-2015).  I have just completed my Masters of Professional Education at the University of Western Ontario, specializing in Curriculum Studies and Multiliteracies.  I am passionate about creating a learning environment that allows all students, regardless of cultural background or ability, to use their strengths to achieve success. I get excited about using technology in the classroom (although I will always have a soft spot for hard copy books), and I love hands-on activities and cross-curricular learning.

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  • Jim Hartland

    Jim Hartland

    Head of Year 8, English Teacher, Head of Psychology

    Jim Hartland

    I have been teaching in China for over 12 years at various different levels, from kindergarten, through middle school to university and business level English.  I spent my first two years at BSB teaching English as an Additional Language – a course designed to help those students with weaker English to improve and access the curriculum. From this, I moved into mainstream English before setting up and running our Psychology department which is now well established.

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  • Karolyn Mandy

    Karolyn Mandy

    Head of Year 11, English Teacher

    Karolyn Mandy

    I joined the English department at the British School of Beijing, Shunyi in 2015. In 2007 I graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in English Literature. When I began working in schools I was a teaching assistant but when the chance to become an English teacher arose I jumped at the chance and swiftly fell in love with the career.

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  • Rebecca Louise Taylor (3)

    Rebecca Taylor

    English Teacher, Head of Additional Educational Needs

    Rebecca Taylor

    I first moved to Asia in 2008 to live in Nanjing, China. In 2010, I started working in International Schools and have had the pleasure of working with a full range of student ages and abilities, from Kindergarten to A Levels. I left Nanjing in 2014 to move to Bangkok but missed living in China, so I am thrilled to be able to take this opportunity to continue to do work I love in Beijing. I am looking forward to meeting my new students and helping them to develop their skills to overcome all challenges they face.

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  • Salina Sankar

    English Teacher

    Salina Sankar

    I began my teaching career in South Africa and taught English and Afrikaans (an older version of Dutch). I left when my husband was posted to the UK. When I returned to South Africa I joined the South African Revenue Service and worked as the National campaigns manager. This area of work prompted me to pursue an MBA which I completed when we moved to the US where my husband worked for the SA mission to the UN. I joined the UN women’s organization as a volunteer and enjoyed 2 years of understanding first hand some of the pressures that such International organizations experience.

    My academic qualifications are as follows: a teaching diploma, BA, BEd. and an MBa.

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