how we teach

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Our world-class teachers deliver exceptional learning experiences that will inspire your child to achieve remarkable academic success, taking them to the world’s best universities.


Being part of the Nord Anglia global family of schools means we attract the most passionate British and international educators. All our teachers are carefully chosen; they’re experts in their field and hold UK qualified status or equivalent.

In 2021, we won Pearson’s coveted Pioneer of the Year Award in recognition of the high quality IGCSE and A-level courses we offer, as well as the commitment and ingenuity of our teaching team.

We know that students learn best when they’re engaged, enthusiastic, and motivated. We’re incredibly proud that 97% of our parents say their child is happy at our school.

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  • Senior Leadership Team


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Matthew Shephard
Mr. Shephard has a Bachelor’s in Education and has worked in schools in the UK and Asia, from Tashkent to Taipei. Part of BSN’s founding team, Mr. Shephard is truly passionate about the school, our students, and our community. He was presented with the Friend of Nanjing Award in recognition of his cultural work.
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Matt White
Head of Secondary

Mr. White began his career as a lecturer of English literature before moving into education management roles in China and the Middle East. He was awarded a master’s degree in education from UCL, and has recently achieved the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

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Matthew Jones
Head of Primary
Originally from Devon, England, Mr. Jones is one of our founding teachers. Having subsequently spent time in the UK as a Key Stage and Specialist Leader in Education, Mr. Jones returned to BSN because of his love for China and passion to provide the best opportunities for international students.
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I love working with our fabulous students. It’s my absolute pleasure to help them apply to the world’s best universities and hear about their subsequent successes.
Heidi Witt-Williams
Assistant Head of Key Stage 4 and 5
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At BSN, we embed state-of-the-art education technology (EdTech) into every aspect of your child’s learning. In lessons, students learn using interactive whiteboards, iPads, MacBooks, and 3D printers. Our technology-enriched STEAM Maker Space inspires your child to imagine a world of infinite possibilities, developing their curiosity, resourcefulness, and confidence.

On Nord Anglia’s Global Campus online learning platform, your child will connect with classmates in 32 countries. They’ll collaborate on one-of-a-kind global projects and take on exciting challenges. And they’ll immerse themselves in specially curated content from our world-leading partners, MIT, UNICEF and The Juilliard School.


Every day, we challenge our learners to be the best they can be. This challenge applies to our teachers, too.

We encourage teachers to hone their skills through world-class training programmes on the Nord Anglia University learning platform. They study for further qualifications, including Master’s degrees, and complete hundreds of courses each year. This ensures they’re at the cutting-edge of global education trends, covering topics that range from lesson planning and curriculum frameworks to metacognition.

Both our STEAM and performing arts teachers benefit hugely from our collaborations with MIT and The Juilliard School. Through visits to MIT in Boston and Juilliard in New York, alongside shared resources and regular support from specialists, our teachers deliver outstanding learning experiences in and outside the classroom.

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We’re really proud of our exceptional teaching standards. Our highly qualified teachers deliver one-of-a-kind personalised learning experiences that inspire our students to academic success.

We regularly assess our teachers against local and national benchmarks, as well as Nord Anglia’s stringent Quality Assurance Framework. Through rigorous background screening, a strong safeguarding policy, and criminal record checks, we ensure our students are safe at school.

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Our world-class teachers shape lives. Join our thriving international school and you’ll deliver exceptional learning experiences that help our students get remarkable results.


Get in touch with us today to book an in-person or virtual tour, where you’ll meet our brilliant teachers and explore our idyllic mountainside campus.

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