University Degree: MA Geography, PGCE
I have been fortunate to have worked in a range of great international schools around the world for over 30 years, the last 18 of which have been in a senior leadership role. I join BSG from the Nord Anglia sister school in Warsaw, Poland, where I spent six years as the Deputy Head of the Secondary School. After completing my degree in Geography, I spent a year as the elected sabbatical Deputy President of Cambridge University Students Union, before going to do my teacher training at Exeter University and launching my teaching career in North East Hampshire. My first international posting was in Qatar and I have loved the special atmosphere and energy of international schools ever since.
I am passionate about teaching students Geography, tapping into the students’ natural curiosity about the world around them and challenging them to use higher order thinking skills to evaluate and synthesise all the information that is at their disposal. My greatest joy in teaching remains what it was when I first started in this profession — helping students make progress and achieve beyond what they thought they could, both academically and personally. Guangzhou is my first posting in China and I am looking forward to exploring as much of this country as possible.
I am married to Jean Kingham who is teaching in the Primary section of the school and we have two grown up sons, both now at University in the UK, who are the educational products of international schools. Outside of teaching, I have enjoyed singing in a variety of different choirs, getting involved in conservation work and exploring the world – and there are so many exciting and different places that I have not visited yet.