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English Department

  • Emma Hughes

    Emma Hughes

    Teacher of English and Film

    Emma Hughes

    Emma is the Assistant Head of the department and takes a lead on the department's provision of International Baccalaureate Language A: Literature and Language and Literature; and Film. She is an experienced IB practitioner and asides from teaching Language and Literature she is also a qualified examiner for this subject. In addition to the teaching of English at IB, she is an Extended Essay Supervisor for English, World Studies and Film as well as being a CAS Advisor and a member of the IB Academy team as a form tutor.

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  • Anna Whiteson

    Anna Whiteson

    English Teacher and Key Stage 3 Leader

    Anna Whiteson

    Anna studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University and subsequently completed her PGCE teaching qualification at Cambridge University. Since then, she has taught in London schools for 11 years, holding positions including Head of English and Senior Academic Mentor for the sixth form at a large and challenging school in south-east London. Anna very much enjoys the exciting new opportunities offered by the school, and working with such enthusiastic and positive students.  Anna also runs a critical thinking class for our Oxbridge students lower down the school where she encourages the development of critical approaches to problems in the light of the challenges faced by students wishing to attend the world's top universities.  In addition to this, Anna is also part of the IB team and coordinates the school's Extended Essay course.

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  • Jane Haskins

    Jane Haskins

    Head of English

    Jane Haskins

    Prior to joining NAIS Pudong, for four years Jane has worked as the Deputy Head in a British Secondary school in the Czech Republic; this position was extremely rewarding and exciting for her as she was able to work with the whole staff, student and parent body. For the last eighteen years, Jane's passion has always been the implementation of excellent teaching and learning and building positive relationships with her students and colleagues. At NAIS Pudong, she will be leading the English Department where she looks forward to enthusing students about the joys of English language and literature, while working alongside a dedicated and professional team.   

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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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