• A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world

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  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

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  • Helping Others Thrive

    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

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    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

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    We look forward to seeing you at the British International School, Puxi and welcoming you and your family to our special community

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    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

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Year 2 Teachers

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    Philippa Bourne

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Philippa Bourne

    Pippa hails from Chelmsford in the South-East of England and resides in nearby Colchester – the oldest town in Great Britain. Pippa attained a Bachelor of Science, undertaking one year of her linguistics and psychology studies at the University of Alberta in Canada. She also achieved a Master’s degree in International Business at the University of Birmingham, UK, which included an internship through a private university in Brazil. There, Pippa visited a school for disadvantaged children and her eyes were opened to the pleasures and power of education. She graduated from Durham University in 2011 with a PGCE in Primary Education and immediately travelled to Lesotho, where she volunteered at a teaching college to share the benefits of her UK training with local trainees.

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    Shaheen Khan

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Shaheen Khan

    Shaheen graduated from Bradford College, UK with a B.Ed (Hons) in 2010. She worked for five years in a Primary school in Bradford, UK, as a class teacher and then Phase Leader. During this time Shaheen had responsibility for assessment and mentoring. Following this she worked at an international school in Abu Dhabi as a Grade Leader and Grade 1 teacher.

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    Lucy Bacchus

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Lucy Bacchus

    Lucy graduated from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University, UK with a BA (Hons) Degree in Textiles & Surface design.  After travelling to Africa to volunteer in a school, she realised that she wanted to work with children and become a teacher. After gaining Qualified Teacher Status, Lucy taught in KS1 in an outstanding school in the UK, before moving to an international school in Qatar. She has worked for four years there in KS1 and KS2.

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    Joseph Bailie

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Joseph Bailie

    Joe completed a BSc (Hons) Degree at Durham University, UK in 2014 in Applied Psychology, and his PGCE at Durham University, UK. Joe has worked in both Key Stages. In his second year of teaching Joe was appointed as Head of Literacy and Assessment, and implemented many positive changes to both areas of the School.

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  • Nick Jones

    Nick Jones

    Year 2 Leader

    Nick Jones

    Nick graduated from the University of Warwick with a BA Hons Degree in History. He then worked as a Teaching Assistant for one year in an inner-city school. This experience cemented his belief that primary teaching was the career path for him. As a result of this, he undertook a PGCE course in primary teaching at the University of Roehampton in London.

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  • Mark Wilson

    Year 2 Class Teacher / ICT Curriculum Coordinator

    Mark Wilson

    A graduate in Physical Education from Leeds Metropolitan University, Mark worked as a Sports Development Officer before leaving the UK to teach English in South Korea. After two enjoyable years he returned to England to complete his Teacher Training, and joined a large and diverse primary school in Leicestershire where he taught in Year 6, as well as managing PE in the school and coaching the schools' successful Football, Basketball and Cricket teams.

    His next professional step was to move on to a fast-paced junior school in Leicester City. Alongside his teaching duties he was also subject leader for Maths, a role he found interesting and very rewarding, and had responsibility for curriculum development, standards and Maths pedagogy.

    Mark's priority as a teacher is to create a safe and friendly environment for pupils to be challenged and to help them develop a lifelong passion for learning and discovery. His classes are focused and purposeful, yet relaxed, and he takes great pride in all of his students' achievements, whether academic or otherwise.

    Having only recently got married in the summer of 2014, Mark and his wife decided that they wanted to have an adventure to begin their married life together. China seemed an ideal destination, and given its excellent reputation for exciting learning and outstanding academic achievement, BISS Puxi was at the top of the list for schools Mark wished to apply for.

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  • Holly O'Neill

    Holly O'Neill

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Holly O'Neill

    Holly completed a B.Ed. in Primary Education with Geography in St. Mary’s University College, Belfast, Northern Ireland. She took part in the ERASMUS program as part of her studies; allowing her to teach in Zwolle in the Netherlands. This is where Holly began to take a keen interest in international teaching and travelling. 

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  • Anne Sweeney

    Anne Sweeney

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Anne Sweeney

    Anne completed a B.Ed. in Primary Education in Dublin, Ireland. Her specialist subject was English and she was privileged to have as one of her lecturers the poet Seamus Heaney, who subsequently won the Nobel Prize for Literature. She went on to complete her Diploma in Education while teaching at a primary school in Dublin. In addition to working in a multicultural environment, she was the PE co-ordinator and was responsible for directing athletics as well as promoting positive attitudes towards health and fitness.

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  • Rachel Sutton

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Rachel Sutton

    Rachel graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a joint honours degree in International Business Studies and Spanish. She then went on to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education at Liverpool Hope University. Whilst studying at Liverpool Hope she completed a teaching practice in Seville, Spain teaching Year 4 and 5 children. Shortly after this she secured a teaching position as a Key Stage 2 teacher at St Paschal Baylon Primary School in Liverpool, where she predominately taught Years 3 and 4. During her time there she co-ordinated modern foreign languages and the international dimension, gaining the full international award from the British Council. This involved setting up global links around the world, mainly with schools in northern India, which she visited as part of her professional development where she gave presentations to local teachers and pupils. She also helped support newly qualified and student teachers. She decided to come to BISS Puxi for a new challenge in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

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  • Michael Jolly

    Michael Jolly

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Michael Jolly

    Michael graduated with a BSc in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Southampton in 1989 before completing his PGCE at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He began his professional career in Blackpool before venturing overseas in 1994, working first in Kuwait and then Colombia, where he met his wife Margarita, before moving to Ethiopia. 

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