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English Department

  • Jane Haskins

    Jane Haskins

    Head of English

    Jane Haskins

    Prior to joining NAIS Pudong, Jane worked as the Deputy Head in a British Secondary school in the Czech Republic for four years. This position was extremely rewarding and exciting for her as she was able to work with the whole staff, student and parent body. Prior to that position, she worked in the UAE and in England. For the last nineteen years, Jane's passion has always been the implementation of excellent teaching and learning and building positive relationships with her students and colleagues.

    In 2018 Jane joined the team at NAIS Pudong where she leads the English Department; she enjoys enthusing the students about the joys of English language and literature, while working alongside a dedicated and professional team.   

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  • Emma Hughes

    Emma Hughes

    Head of IB and Teacher of English and Film

    Emma Hughes

    Emma is a Highly Experienced IB practitioner.  In addition to the teaching of English Language and Literature, Film, Theory of Knowledge and English Literature, she leads the Extended Essay provision as a core component of the IB Diploma provision. In addition, Emma supervises interdisciplinary World Studies essays as well as subject specific essays in Film and Literature. Emma is furthermore an active member of the IB Educator Network and is a qualified examiner in a range of components. Emma’s wealth of experience as well as student focused approach makes her the ideal member of the team to lead the IB Academy at NAIS Pudong.

    Apart from her work as Head of IB Academy, Emma also teaches both Key Stage 3 and IGCSE students. At IGCSE she is a teacher of Cambridge English First Language and English Literature. Furthermore, she is an examiner for the Cambridge English as a Second Language oral component. She loves teaching English at NAIS Pudong, and most of all, loves the way that internationalism is celebrated amongst the students and staff here and strives to incorporate this into all elements of her teaching. In her role as Head of IB Academy, Emma ensure ongoing academic rigour where students are supported to cultivate the qualities of the learner profile and the IB Diploma approaches to learning.

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  • Anna Whiteson

    Anna Whiteson

    English Teacher and Head of Key Stage 3

    Anna Whiteson

    Anna joined our school in 2015. It soon became evident that Anna is a great inspiration for the students and her colleagues due to her passion for literature, art drama and music. Anna is a graduate of the University of Oxford where she studied English Language and Literature. Following her time at Oxford, Anna continued her studies at Cambridge University where she studied education and drama. Anna is also a talented musician and as an advanced singer has been a member of madrigal ensembles. Following her graduation, she taught in various London schools for eleven years. During this time, she held various positions including Head of English and Senior Academic Mentor in a large sixth form. Anna very much enjoys the exciting opportunities at NAIS Pudong and working with such enthusiastic and positive students. 

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  • Rhonda Hughes

    Rhonda Hughes

    Teacher of EAL and English

    Rhonda Hughes

    Rhonda graduated with a Bachelor of Education from McGill University in 2002 and has since worked in a wide variety of roles and contexts. She has been a classroom teacher as well as an English and Maths specialist in both public and private schools from Year 1 up to Year 11. Rhonda has worked in Montreal, in Mexico and most recently just outside Montreal in the secondary school she herself attended as a student. These experiences, as well as summers spent working at an ESL camp and the summer school run by the school board, afforded her the opportunity to develop her teaching practice and become an effective classroom practitioner who is committed to ensuring all children receive focused and exciting learning opportunities that support them to reach their full potential. 

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