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    "There is more in you than you think"

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Year One

  • Sofina Finan

    Sofina Finan

    Year 1 Teacher and Year Leader

    Sofina Finan

    Sofie has a BA Honours degree in English Literature and Education Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston. Before moving to Shanghai Sofie was a community sports coach providing sports activities for children in disadvantaged areas of Manchester. Subsequent to this she was a Supervisor for a Child Care company, Pathfinders for three years. This area of work was challenging but highly rewarding, and the experience gained motivated Sofie to complete her PGCE in 2009 and take a route into teaching.

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  • Adam Shackleton

    Adam Shackleton

    Year 1 Class Teacher

    Adam Shackleton

    Adam holds a BA in English from the University of Exeter and a PGCE from the University of Cambridge. Whilst Adam specialises in Early Years teaching, he is also qualified to teach across the Primary age range. Before coming to Shanghai Adam taught for three years in the United Kingdom and prior to that taught for a year in Hong Kong in a Kindergarten.  Adam has been teaching at NAIS Pudong for one year now and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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  • Melanie Rushton

    Melanie Rushton

    Year 1 Teacher

    Melanie Rushton

    Melanie began her teaching career in 2006 as an Early Years teacher.  She then worked for 5 years in Key Stage One where she took responsibility for developing the outdoor learning environment.  Melanie then returned to Early Years as the Year Leader.  She has specialised in Literacy and is now currently leading that subject throughout Early Years and Key Stage One. Melanie has a key interest in the engagement of children in this subject and has recently spent time visiting London’s Institute of Education speaking to key leaders from around the world.  She now wants to expand her experiences and begin a new journey teaching abroad. 

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