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  • Paul Antcliffe

    Head of Primary

    Paul Antcliffe

    Paul has over fifteen years of experience in education, working in the U.K. and most recently in Yangon, Myanmar. He is a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher as well as holding the N.P.Q.S.L. qualification in senior leadership. Paul is a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead and is a member of the school’s safeguarding team.

    Paul joined Nord Anglia in 2021 as the Head of Primary having previously held this position at Dulwich College Yangon, leading across both of the college’s campuses and working as a leadership mentor across the global group of Dulwich schools. Prior to that, he worked as the Head Teacher of his hometown primary school in Hebden Bridge, England where he led the school through a successful school inspection in July 2019.

    He is married to Avegaine, herself a teacher, and they have two children - Neave and Raphael - who are both students in the Early Years phase. Family and community are especially important to Paul so he is particularly happy that his children join him as part of the school community.

    Paul graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2001 with a BA Honours degree in Philosophy and Politics. He retains an interest in critical thinking and this extends to his professional life where he has an interest in pedagogy and educational theory, recently qualifying as a Science of Learning Lead Practitioner. 

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  • Tamara Keenan

    Tamara Keenan

    Deputy Head of Primary

    Tamara Keenan

    With her initial undergraduate background in Media & Communication Studies with French, Tamara then went on to complete her Post Graduate Certificate in Education and has been in education since 2002. In her (almost) two decades in the vocation, Tamara has gained varied and extensive experience in both leadership and teaching within Primary and the Early Years.  Five of these years she spent in our sister school, BIS Abu Dhabi.

    Tamara has been with NAIS Pudong since 2015. She is part of the Senior Leadership Team and involved in driving the school’s vision and feels fortunate to have been part of our students’ learning journeys; watching them develop and progress. 

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  • Sarah Magee

    Sarah Magee

    Pre-Nursery Class Teacher

    Sarah Magee

    Sarah graduated from Surrey University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music and Education and completed her PGCE Early Years at Sunderland University. Additionally, she has undertaken TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) to Level 5 and achieved both DipABRSM (Instrumental Teaching) and LRSM (Music Performance).

    Following her graduation, Sarah established and operated an Early Years Unit in Gloucestershire (UK), before moving to Australia where she worked as a Primary Music Teacher and led the Junior (6 – 14) Lifesaving Programmes at Mount Martha Lifesaving Club (MMLSC). Sarah has taught within our Early Years since 2018 and has developed our Pre-Nursery Provision.

    Sarah has an enthusiasm and passion for music in Early Years education. She loves how it ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language and overall literacy, helping the body and mind work together as a team and enable children to explore and discover their full potential.

    She lives with her husband Garry and daughter Rebekah who is a student in Secondary. Sarah also has a daughter Hannah who is studying at Melbourne University having graduated from NAIS Pudong in 2018 and a son George who is studying at Deakin University in Melbourne having graduated from NAIS Pudong in 2020.

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  • Kelly-Ann Downs

    Kelly-Ann Downs

    Early Years Leader and Nursery Class Teacher

    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, where she was Deputy Head of Early Years.

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  • Marushka Bunce

    Marushka Bunce

    Reception Class Teacher

    Marushka Bunce

    Marushka graduated with a degree in Zoology and then went on to qualify as a teacher, specialising in Early Childhood Education, at Nottingham University, UK. She has worked and lived in India, Oman, UAE, UK and after her seventh year in our sister school, NAS Jakarta, she is excited to join our team here at NAIS Pudong.

    Marushka is a passionate Early Years teacher who creates inspiring learning experiences for her students. She adopts an inquiry approach to teaching and learning and makes sure each day is full of wonder and challenge for her students. 

    Marushka is also a busy mother with two wonderful children who attend our Secondary school here at NAIS Pudong.

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  • Lucy Marshall

    Lucy Ellen Marshall

    Assistant Head of Primary and Year 1 Class Teacher

    Lucy Ellen Marshall

    Lucy graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in Primary Education in 2011. She spent the first five years of her teaching career working in two culturally diverse schools in inner-city Manchester.

    Lucy joined NAIS Pudong in 2016 and has experience working across all of Primary. Lucy’s experience so far has enabled her to work with students from many different backgrounds and cultures, something she is excited to be able to continue to do in an international setting. Lucy is passionate about the holistic approach to teaching and learning and fostering strong relationship with the parent community supporting students to be the best that they can be. 

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  • Rachel Morris

    Rachel Morris

    Year 1 Class Teacher

    Rachel Morris

    Rachel is from Wales, United Kingdom where she received her BA (Hons) Primary Education degree at Swansea Metropolitan University in 2008. Rachel was fortunate to begin her teaching career in London teaching Year One. Rachel then continued to develop her career further by moving to Cairo to start her first international post as a Year Two teacher. After five years with many positions in management including Deputy Head, Rachel took the opportunity to move to Dubai where she was Head of EYFS and KS1.

    Rachel joined NAIS Pudong in 2016 after deciding a move to Shanghai was the perfect fit due to its diverse and vibrant nature. She has loved every minute teaching here and her role as Primary Maths Leader as she is passionate about developing children's skills in problem solving  and numerical skills.

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    Nichole Henderson

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Nichole Henderson

    Nichole is originally from the United States, but has spent the last 22 years living and working both in Beijing and Shanghai. 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 back in Beijing in 2001 and joined NAIS Pudong in 2018. She is passionate about providing the best start in every child’s learning journey. 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.

    Nichole herself has a love of learning and a desire to always continue to develop professionally. She is currently studying Early Education Leadership through the Harvard Graduate School of Education after recently having completed a University of Michigan MicroMasters course in Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement. She has a son who is studying Biomedical Sciences and a daughter currently in Secondary.

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