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Primary Leadership Team

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    Tamara Keenan

    Deputy Head of Primary

    Tamara Keenan

    With her initial undergraduate background in Media & Communication Studies with French, Tamara then went on to do 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 management and teaching within Primary and the Early Years.  Five of these years she spent in our sister school, BIS Abu Dhabi, in the UAE.

    Tamara has been in beautiful China and with NAIS Pudong since 2015. She has been 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. 

    Building the foundations in 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 teaching and learning is about creating cross-curricular learning opportunities; nurturing students with the confidence to be inquisitive, lead their own learning and be ambitious.

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  • Lucy Marshall

    Lucy Ellen Marshall

    Assistant Head of Primary

    Lucy Ellen Marshall

    Lucy was born and grew up in Manchester, North West England. In 2011, Lucy graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in Primary Education. 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 was Lucy’s very first international school experience. 

    Lucy has experience working across all year groups in Key Stage Two and after two years was successful in being appointed as Key Stage 2 Leader. During her fifth teaching year Lucy was promoted to being Assistant Headteacher with school wide responsibility for assessment, English as an Additional Language and International New Arrivals. 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.

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  • Andrew Lowery

    Andrew Lowery

    Assistant Head of Primary

    Andrew Lowery

    Andrew began his career in education by teaching Secondary English in Nottingham, UK. He subsequently taught Year 6 for five years at an international school in Ipoh, Malaysia. In 2016 he took up the position of Year 6 class teacher and Upper Key Stage 2 Leader at NAIS Pudong, and then Assistant Head Teacher in 2017.

    Andrew’s proudest achievements include organising the whole year group production of Macbeth, and running a Year 6 fairground fundraiser to make money for the Heart to Heart charity. He loves working at NAIS Pudong with a friendly and optimistic group of staff and students. He enjoys working with all ages of children in a variety of subjects and loves the cultural understanding which is possible in a diverse international school. Creating fascination, motivation and enthusiasm in a group of students is what attracted him to the profession, and continue to be the best part of the job. 

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  • Kelly-Ann Downs

    Kelly-Ann Downs

    Reception Class Teacher and Early Years Leader

    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. 

    Kelly moved to Shanghai and joined NAIS Pudong in 2016, with her husband and two children, Theo, now aged 12 and Evie, now aged 9. Kelly has really enjoyed her time at NAIS Pudong, and the exciting opportunities Shanghai has to offer for her and her children to develop as global citizens. Together they look forward to another year of adventures and being part of the NAIS Pudong family. 

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