Benjamin Brown

Assistant Head of Primary, Year 4 Teacher

Ben is an experienced educator with a passion for languages, cultures, and exploration. With 16 years of teaching experience in international schools, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. Prior to joining BSG, Ben spent five years at Nord Anglia bilingual school in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, where he served as the Lower Primary Coordinator. During his time there, he had the privilege of working closely with Vietnamese teachers to develop Vietnam's first bilingual phonics program, following the renowned pedagogy of RWI. This experience fueled his passion for linguistics and further deepened his understanding of bilingual education.

Before his time in Vietnam, Ben was a founding member of a British international school in South Korea. Over the course of nine years, he held various roles including Boarding Housemaster, Humanities Coordinator, and Trips & Residentials Coordinator. His commitment to fostering a well-rounded education extended beyond the classroom, ensuring students had enriching experiences outside of their academic studies.

Born with a sense of wanderlust, Ben has lived in different countries around the world since his primary school days. These global experiences have cultivated his love for learning, embracing diverse cultures, and discovering new languages. Ben's passion for history led him to pursue a BA in History and Philosophy at the University of Exeter, further enhancing his understanding of the world.

When he's not in the classroom, Ben can be found immersing himself in his surroundings, eagerly exploring the wonders of China. Cycling is one of his favorite pastimes, and he strives to ride every day, embarking on longer trips during weekends and holidays. Growing up in a coastal town in England instilled in him a deep appreciation for the ocean, and he frequently enjoys beach activities such as sailing, kayaking, and scuba diving. Additionally, Ben indulges in winter sports and makes time for skiing, relishing the excitement and joy found in the snow.