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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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    You will immediately recognise one of our students when you meet them by their evident respect for others, their intellectual and social confidence.

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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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Computing Department, Design & Technology Department

Computing Department, Design & Technology Department

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    Joseph Adams

    Head of Computing

    Joseph Adams

    I graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BSc in Computer Science (2002) which included a placement year working in Firenze, Italy at the European University Institute as a Network Engineer. After obtaining my undergraduate degree I completed an MSc in e-Business (2003) and gained a place at Citi Bank on their graduate recruitment program as a Systems Analyst. I spent several years working in Japan and upon returning to the UK I embarked on a career as a teacher and completed the PGCE (2007) at Kings College London. In addition, I have also completed an MA in Education (2011) at UCL Institute of Education focussing on educational leadership. I have 11 years teaching experience gained in a federation of inner London schools and have held various positions ranging from Head of Department, Head of Faculty and most recently the leadership post of Director of Learning. Additionally, in my last role in the UK I line managed the following subject areas: Art, Business, Computing, Construction, Design Technology, Economics, Food, ICT, Photography and Textiles

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  • Rory Patrick Fitzgerald (1)

    Rory Fitzgerald

    Head of Design and Technology

    Rory Fitzgerald

    I have been a teacher of Design and Technology in a range of different schools over the last 12 years. I have taught in the UK, Portugal and most recently in Peru.  I have taught the full range of subjects within the Design and Technology umbrella; Graphic Products, Resistant Materials, Electronics, Textiles, Food and Systems and Control. I have consistently helped students achieve outstanding results and maintain the highest expectations of all my students. I am passionate about my subject and dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential.

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  • Jamie Twinney (3)

    Jamie Twinney

    Design and Technology Teacher

    Jamie Twinney

    I graduated from the Swansea Metropolitan University with a BSc in Product Design and completed my PGCE in Design Technology in Secondary Education from the University of Wales Cardiff in 2007. I spent the following 8 years teaching in Barry, South Wales initially as a Design Technology teacher. I progressed on to Head of Department for Design Technology (acting) before moving over to Head of Department for Film & Media Studies and also undertook the roles of ICT Coordinator and Staff Liaison. 

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  • Mark Hardman

    Mark Hardman

    Assistant Head of Secondary - Pastoral, DT Teacher

    Mark Hardman

    Having completed a B.A. (Hons) degree in Fine Art at Leeds Polytechnic I spent the following year working for the Merseyside Artist-in-Residence based in studios near the city centre.  This ‘interesting’ experience encouraged me to seek a ‘real’ job so I decided to complete a PGCE course at Leicester University and then secured a job as Teacher of Art at a school near Southend-on-Sea in Essex. 

    Fifteen years later I moved to the nearby FitzWimarc School in Rayleigh as Head of Creative Arts, where I also met my wife, Julie, who was appointed as an English Teacher on the same day.  Whilst at The FitzWimarc School I also completed my NPQH qualification and subsequently moved to The Ockendon School as Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for staff induction and directing the student teacher programme for GTP and PGCE courses. 

    My final post in the UK was at The Skinners’ Kent Academy in Royal Tunbridge Wells, where my role as Assistant Principal included the line management of five departments, overseeing staff professional development and directing teaching and learning and middle and senior leader programmes.  During my last term at SKA, the school was inspected by OFSTED and subsequently moved from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’. 

    Having gained an in-depth knowledge of the English educational system for thirty-one years, I found the opportunity to join BSB and develop my own knowledge and skills in a contrasting system too hard to turn down. I believe passionately about education, the positivity of young people and the hope it gives us for future generations.  Nothing we do is as important.

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