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  • Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    VSE - Secondary

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    Graduation 2020

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    Monika Howes

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    Nursery class at BSG

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery class at BSG

David Barton

Year 3 Teacher & Maths Lead

BA (hons), PGCE

My teaching background originated in 2007 when I started working as an EAL teacher for a Primary school in Foshan, China. Prior to this I worked as a Marketing Manager in England for 5 years. After Foshan I then moved to Chengdu where I taught business and ICT in a Secondary School. I returned to Guangdong in 2008 and continued to teach EAL, Business Studies and ICT at an International school here in Guangzhou. 

I joined BSG in 2009, originally as an EAL teacher, but was given the opportunity to develop my teaching and study for my PGCE. Since then I have worked in Year 3 and Year 4 at the school. I feel that my EAL background has many benefits which I use in my day to day work as an international school teacher. I am also a qualified FA-trained football coach, which has enabled me to coach different football teams as well as take FOBISIA sports teams to different events in Asia.

I am a very interested in sport and love playing a range of sports, especially football. I have a young son, so he takes up most of my time, but when I am free, I do like to listen to music and visit new places. I love Chinese food and have tried to cook it a few times with mixed results! I am quite a friendly, easy-going person, who likes working hard and being part of a team.