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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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    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 Teachers

  • Travis Washko

    Travis Washko

    Director of Sport and 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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  • Adam Worsley

    Adam Worsley

    PE Teacher, Head of Secondary PE

    Adam Worsley

    I graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2000, with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science. I qualified as a teacher of Physical Education at the University of Otago, College of Education, New Zealand in 2001 and I completed a Masters in Education through the Open University in 2014. I joined the British School of Beijing in 2012 after teaching for 10 years in the UK and I am now the Head of Secondary PE. I have taught PE at Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as GCSE PE. This year I set up the IB Sport, Exercise and Health Science course and I am looking forward to teaching it for the first time at BSB.

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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 Cobley

    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 Langham

    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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  • 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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  • Shane Li

    Shane Li

    PE Teaching Assistant

    Shane Li

    I received my swimming coach license in 2010 in Beijing, and took the AusSwim course "Teacher of competitive strokes" in our school in 2013. I love my job very much, I am happy with the students I work with every day.

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  • Sid Qu

    Sid Qu

    PE Teaching Assistant

    Sid Qu

    I completed my sports training from Asian Academy for Sports & Fitness Professionals (AASFP). I worked as a personal trainer before working at BSB. I am extremely happy to be part of a school that is moving forwards in sport and swimming. My passion is sport and sharing this passion with students brings me great joy.

    I have an outgoing personality and love to travel. I like all types of sports, including weight training and swimming. I hope to improve my professional skills and achieve a good level of teaching experience here at BSB Shunyi.

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