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    Tamara Keenan

    Nursery Class Teacher and Assistant Head of Primary

    Tamara Keenan

    Tamara received her PGCE from the University of Sunderland and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media & Communication Studies with French, from the University of Wolverhampton. She has been teaching since 2002 and has a varied and extensive experience in both teaching and management within Primary and the Early Years.  Five of those years she spent in our sister school, British International School Abu Dhabi. 

    Tamara joined NAIS Pudong in 2015 and feels privileged to have been part of so many of our young pupils’ learning journeys; watching them develop and progress. Building the foundations in early education is a passion of Tamara’s and innovative and active learning is in every part of her philosophy to education. It is her belief that in the Early Years, it is about creating enabling environments and giving all her pupils the confidence to be ambitious and provide opportunities to become global life-long learners. 

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    Kelly-Ann Downs

    Nursery Class Teacher and Primary SENCo

    Kelly-Ann Downs

    Kelly graduated in 2005 from the University of Cumbria, with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education and a specialist focus in the Advanced Study of Early Years. She is extremely passionate about teaching and has a special interest in early childhood development and child centred learning. 

    After graduating, Kelly began her career as a teacher in Kent, where she taught for eight years across the Early Years Foundation Stage and Year One. During this time she was subject leader for RE across the school and for English across lower primary. After many years considering a move overseas to teach in an international context, Kelly joined the Nord Anglia family in 2012, teaching across Early Years at BIS Abu Dhabi and whilst there held the role of FS1 leader and Deputy Head of Early Years for a large team. 

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  • Nicole Henderson

    Nichole Henderson

    Nursery Class Teacher

    Nichole Henderson

    Nichole is originally from the United States, but has spent the last 20 years living and working in Beijing, China. Nichole has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and followed this by qualifying to teach in the Early Years age groups. She began her career at the International Montessori School of Beijing in 2001 and joins us from the founding team of Dulwich College Beijing’s Foundation Stage, where she was most recently a Nursery Class Teacher. 

    Nichole is passionate about providing the best start in every child’s learning journey. Last year her very first pupils graduated and went on to prestigious universities and she has felt it a privilege to have planted the seeds of that success. It is her belief that positive relationships are at the heart and foundation of building a love of learning and is committed to supporting the growth and development of every unique student.

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  • Mel Rushton

    Melanie Rushton

    Pre-Nursery Class Teacher

    Melanie Rushton

    Melanie began her teaching career in 2006 as an Early Years teacher.  She then worked for 5 years in Key Stage One where she took responsibility for developing the outdoor learning environment.  Melanie then returned to Early Years as the Year Leader.  She has specialised in Literacy and enjoyed the responsibility of leading that subject throughout Early Years and Key Stage One.  Melanie has a key interest in the engagement of children in this subject and was fortunate to be able to visit London’s Institute of Education speaking to key leaders from around the world.  She then came to Shanghai in 2016 and has enjoyed teaching internationally and continues  enjoying the new experiences these bring in Shanghai. 

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