Year 1 Teacher and Year Leader
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.
Year 1 Class Teacher
Adam holds a BA in English from the University of Exeter and a PGCE from the University of Cambridge. Before coming to Shanghai Adam taught for three years in the United Kingdom and, prior to that, he taught in Hong Kong in a Kindergarten. While teaching in the United Kingdom, Adam was responsible for science teaching and learning and gained his former school the PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark) in recognition of the school’s outstanding science practice and results.
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 enjoyed the responsibility of leading that subject throughout Early Years and Key Stage One. Melanie has a key interest in the engagement of children in this subject and was fortunate to be able to visit London’s Institute of Education speaking to key leaders from around the world. She then came to Shanghai in 2016 and has enjoyed teaching internationally in Year One and continues enjoying the new experiences these bring in Shanghai.