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    We provide international education to over 1,100 students ages 1-18. We are at the heart of our community, a hub for many expat families in living Beijing.

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    Through the Nord Anglia University we focus our teachers professional development to ensure that your child receives high quality teaching experience.

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    We teach the English National Curriculum, offer a German curriculum at primary level and IB Diploma for Years 12 & 13 students.

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Cecily Godward

Cecily Ann Lavin Godward (3)

Year 5 Teacher, Head of Year 5

I joined BSB in August 2015 as a Year 5 Teacher. I have a degree in Creative Arts and a PGCE in Primary Education from the University of Sunderland.

I have been working in International Schools since 1994.  Prior to joining BSB, I was teaching Year 5 at the British International School of Jeddah and before that I was head of the Drama Department, teaching Drama to both Primary and Secondary children at St Francis College in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

I lived in China in 2003 and have always wanted to return so I am very excited to be here again. 

On a more personal note I have been very fortunate to live in many different countries, I enjoy learning about and experiencing new cultures. I love to dance, sing and even enjoy SCUBA diving. My husband, George is also working at BSB as a Secondary Maths Teacher .  We have two children who are already grown up; a daughter, Alexandra and a son, Nicholas.