how we teach

At The British School Yangon (BSY), our students learn from the world's best teachers. They’ll nurture and challenge your child, and inspire them to fulfil their true potential.


Our teachers are truly exceptional. Abundantly qualified and with a wealth of experience, they deliver outstanding learning opportunities and create a truly inclusive environment.

Just like our students, we give our teachers the support they need to grow, take risks, and be creative. In modern classrooms, our world-class educators engage our students in 21st century learning that inspires and excites through cutting-edge technology and resources. 
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Teachers at BSY use the latest interactive technology to transform how our students learn, both in and beyond the classroom. 

Our CenturyTech platform gives our students the resources they need to learn in a way that works for them – helping to create custom pathways, backed up by powerful assessment data.

And Unifrog helps our Key Stage 5 students compare and apply for university courses. It also enables our teachers and counsellors to manage the application process effectively.


Our passionate team has extensive experience in international schools, which they’ll use to broaden your child's unique understanding of the world. They’ll do this through one-of-a-kind learning experiences delivered right here in Yangon, Myanmar.

Our core teaching team is supported by our excellent teaching assistants. Each assistant holds a bachelor's degree or higher, has boosted their skills through Nord Anglia training, and has in-depth knowledge of working with children in English.

Alison Fox
Alison leads our advanced, safe, and vibrant learning environment, helping our team to nurture each child's strengths and passions. She’s been a leader in international education for more than a decade.
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Alison has taught and led teams in both international and UK schools. These include two other Nord Anglia schools, The British International School Bratislava and The British School Warsaw, as well as an Ofsted outstanding girls’ Grammar school in the UK.

Before she became a teacher, Alison worked for an international airline and British embassies in the cities of Beijing, Dubai, and Casablanca. Alison has lived in China, Iran, UAE, Slovakia, Poland, and Morocco, and has an MA in Education, focused on leadership and management.
Karen Simpson
Head of Secondary and History Teacher
Karen is a passionate teacher who loves working with students in the classroom. She’s also been a leader in international education for more than 20 years, helping learners unlock their potential while nurturing their strengths and passions.
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Karen has taught and led teams in international schools across Asia. Prior to joining us at BSY, Karen was an IBDP Coordinator at NAIS Hong Kong. She’s passionate about teaching and learning, and enjoys challenging our students to be independent, open-minded, global citizens. 

Karen brings a wealth of qualifications to our Head of Secondary role, including a BA (Hons) in Social and Economic History from Manchester Metropolitan University, and a PGCE, TEFL Certificate from Liverpool University in England.

Beyond teaching, Karen loves to embrace one-of-a-kind experiences that broaden her understanding of the world.
Alex Noonan
Head of Admissions and Marketing
Alex connects families and students to our transformative experiences, so every child can take on life with great curiosity, confidence, and courage. He has worked in marketing and admissions in international education for more than 10 years. 
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Alex has worked in the marketing and admissions of international schools for more than a decade. He joined us at The British School Yangon from Compass International School in Doha, Qatar, having previously been their Head of Marketing and Interim Director of Admissions and Marketing.

Alex’s qualifications include a BA in Political Science from Carleton University and a Business Marketing Diploma from Algonquin College, both in Ottawa, Canada.

Alex loves being a part of the global Nord Anglia Education family, working closely with families to create lasting memories for all our students.


Our teachers are passionate about creating the best international school experience for every student. Your child's interests, needs, and strengths are at the forefront of their minds, which ensures learning is engaging, personalised, and relevant to their world. 

In small classes, your child will enjoy tailored, one-to-one care and attention. This means they’ll be stretched and supported in exactly the right ways, at the right times. We keep a close eye on each student’s progress, too, using the very best resources, bespoke development plans, and data assessment tools.


We continually invest in our teachers at The British School Yangon. This includes offering world-class professional development opportunities that keep them at the cutting-edge of educational best practice.

On our award-winning training platform, Nord Anglia University, our staff boost their skills by studying for new qualifications and sharing ideas with educators across the world. We’ve also invested in several data-backed digital tools, including 'The Great Teaching Toolkit', which our teachers use to enhance specific areas of personal growth.

While all our teachers are highly qualified, those in specialist areas receive additional training every year, including through our collaborations with MIT and Juilliard. This allows us to deliver the very best STEAM, creative, and performing arts education.
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