• Authentically International

    "International" is more than a label here. It is at the very core of everything we do and how we do it.

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  • Transferable Curriculum

    A curriculum handpicked for its international focus and global recognition, culminating in the IB Program.

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  • Inspiring Each Other

    Our students will embrace your child with open arms. Our students inspire each other to succeed.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire excellence.

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  • Your New Community

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one you and your child will feel at home with us.

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  • Every Day is Different

    Your child will experience something new every day. Find out what's happening and connect with each other.

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  • Ask Anything

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Pam Hayre

Pam Hayre

Head of Years 11-13; English Teacher

I am originally from Birmingham UK, though I began my teaching practice in Manchester. Here I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Modern History and English Language and Literature and then went on to complete my PGCE in Secondary Education with SEN. My NQT post resided in St. Matthews R.C High School in Manchester, after which I relocated to Birmingham to join Q3 Academy for three years.

My role at the academy encompassed teaching across the board from KS3 to KS5; adopting the role of temporary leader of 6th form in English; Student Mediator and finally Deputy Head of Year. My time at the academy was extremely valuable and encouraging. However, I have always aspired to live and teach abroad, an ambition which was achieved with my role here at BISW. 

I am now about to embark on my third year here at BISW as Teacher of English for the IMYC. IGCSE and the IB Diploma. Alongside my teaching commitments, I spent my first year as Head of IB students. As my interest in the IB developed I became more heavily involved in elements such as the CAS component of the IB by participating in a Habitat for Humanity project and leading a CAS project through the organization of the hugely successful Prom 2014. These experiences led to my appointment as CAS coordinator, a role which I am very excited and passionate about.

From a young age, I was instilled with ambition and a strong work ethic. This has stayed with me and continues to grow and adapt. I understand the importance of perseverance and dedication to meet and exceed goals, which is a concept I very often bring to the classroom.  I thoroughly enjoy teaching English and so one of my most favourite pastimes is to read, primarily drama and horror fictional texts. I also enjoy the usual: spending time with family and friends, travelling and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The students are not afraid to learn. Learning is a journey, full of uphill struggles, stumbles and mistakes. At BISW the students do not fear this journey of progression and achievement. Instead, they are inspired and motivated by it. Consequently, their learning is enhanced and is much more fruitful than it would otherwise be. This also enables my experiences as a teacher to become more productive and enjoyable, as I am encouraged to challenge, guide and inspire my students as they do me. 

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