• Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    Global Choir

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    BSG Graduates 2016

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    British International School of Guangzhou KS1 Sports Day 2016

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    The British School of Guangzhou Nursery Carnival

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery student playing outside.

Secondary School Teachers

The Secondary School team is dedicated to ensuring students become diligent and committed learners, displaying respect and social grace.

  • Aidan Edmanson

    Deputy Head of Secondary & Curriculum Leader

    Aidan Edmanson

    The study of English Language and Literature was always my passion, which led to me selecting this area as the focus of my BA Undergraduate Degree at the University of Essex. I thoroughly enjoyed my course; I particularly enjoyed the literary element, finding many of the set-texts fascinating. After the completion of my degree, I found myself beginning my teaching career in Lincolnshire, before moving to Essex for a number of years and taking on the post of Head of English.

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  • Christopher Parfitt

    Christopher Parfitt

    Assistant Head of Secondary (Curriculum)

    Christopher Parfitt

    I was always passionate about the past from a very early age, growing up in an area of the UK with a rich and diverse history from early humans, the Roman Empire through to the Industrial revolution. My secondary history studies led me to pursue a Bachelors degree in History and Archaeology at the University of Wales and later, after spending a period of time travelling in south east Asia, a PGCE in History at University of the West of England.

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  • Yvonne McKenna

    Assistant Head of Secondary (Pastoral)

    Yvonne McKenna

    I achieved a degree in Chemistry and Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool before completing my Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I have 15 years teaching experience, 7 of which were spent in the UK teaching in 3 different schools in the Merseyside area. I worked for 4 years in Kuala Lumpur before moving to my last post in the Cayman Islands where I worked for 3 years. The Cayman Islands is a very small country and even though I enjoyed living and working there, I was looking forward to returning to Asia and to a big city.

     

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  • Profile - Andrew Hallas

    Andrew Hallas

    Assistant Head of Secondary (Sixth Form)

    Andrew Hallas

    After completing my PGCE at Exeter University I started my teaching career on the beautiful Isle of Wight in September 2000.  I feel very fortunate that fifteen years on and three schools later, I am still as passionate as ever for both my subject and teaching and very much look forward to the next chapter of my career at the British School of Guangzhou. My last role in the UK was as Head of Geography and Post 16 Enrichment at a large and successful 14-19 school in Leicestershire.  During my nine years in this role I personally taught over 350 A level and well over 900 GCSE Geography students.  I therefore have a deep understanding of the pressure and demand of key stage 4 and 5 and very much look forward to nurturing the next generation of students at BSG.

     

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  • Claire Walsh

    Claire Walsh

    Head of English

    Claire Walsh

    I started my international teaching career by moving to Shanghai and setting up the English department in a brand new school. Two years later I moved to Hong Kong with the intention of staying for a one-year contract, however, almost 11 years later, having worked in 3 of the top 20 highest achieving schools in the country, and moving between the role of Head of English, University Guidance Counsellor and Pastoral Head of Senior School (and with three children in tow), I moved to join the dynamic team here at BSG.

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  • John Joyce

    John Joyce

    English Teacher, Head of House & IA Coordinator

    John Joyce

    I have been a teacher of English for 10 years, working in three different schools spanning two different continents. My career began in Sunderland at Hylton Red House School, providing me with many rich and colourful experiences before heading out east to work at The British International School of Shanghai, Puxi.

     

     

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  • Helen Russell

    Helen Russell

    English Teacher

    Helen Russell

    Believing that communicating with conviction and precision, as well as developing a love of literature, is integral to personal growth as well as academic success, teaching English has been my passion for the past 20 years. My experience is wide-ranging, from outstanding private and state schools in the United Kingdom to top-performing British schools situated in the deserts of Dubai and Bahrain. 

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  • Annette Owen

    Annette Owen

    English Teacher

    Annette Owen

    I started my career teaching Literature and Theatre at the King Edward VI Grammar schools in Birmingham. After many happy years, I decided to be adventurous and moved overseas;  the adventure continues with this, my fifth overseas post! I have taught Language, Literature, Drama and Theatre through KS3 to A2 level,  put on productions and Eisteddfods, run debating teams and school trips,  coordinated competitions and arts evenings, published school newspapers and poetry anthologies. 

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  • Natasha Wildy

    Head of Mathematics

    Natasha Wildy

    I came in to teaching 13 years ago after a period of career sole searching. Prior to this I was an assistant project engineer for Exxon, refitting oil tankers. I was also heavily involved with thermodynamics for Corus in the manufacture of steel. Coming from an engineering background my approach is to relate mathematics to real life situations so that my students can see practical applications to what they learn. 

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  • Profile - Fred Williamson

    Fred Williamson

    Mathematics Teacher

    Fred Williamson

    I have been teaching in China for over 10 years, have a degree in mathematics and music, and have extensive experience working which children. After spending time teaching Secondary maths in BSG, I am more aware of the requirements of a successful GCSE candidate.

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  • Ellen Brown

    Teacher of Mathematics & Assistant IE Coordinator

    Ellen Brown

    For the past four years, I was working as a Teacher of Mathematics in a challenging 11-18 comprehensive school in Stockport. I have varied experience of teaching the former and current GCSE specification, in addition to A-Level Mathematics. Furthermore, for two years I had the role of coordinating whole-school Numeracy and Literacy. Prior to this, I have worked in two other secondary schools in the UK, a secondary school in France and various summer camps across Italy. I graduated from University of Birmingham with a BA Hons in Mathematics and French Studies. Following this, I studied a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at University of Manchester.

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  • Matthew Hewitt

    Matthew Hewitt

    Mathematics Teacher

    Matthew Hewitt

    I am a latecomer to the teaching profession after spending 10 years in the Royal Navy seeing the world. On leaving, I rediscovered my passion for Mathematics and completed my PGCE at Brighton University. I have not looked back since. I have worked in both comprehensive and selective schools (where the Mathematics department had a 100% success rate at GCSE). I have been fortunate teaching up to A level, and more recently I have been Head of Mathematics and was part of the team that helped my last school achieve its best ever results.

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