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  • A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world

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  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

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  • Helping Others Thrive

    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

  • Be Ambitious

    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

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  • Support & Guidance

    We look forward to seeing you at the British International School, Puxi and welcoming you and your family to our special community

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  • News & Views

    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

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  • Get in Touch

    We like talking about education and children. You can get in touch with our admissions team by phone,skype or e-mail, or by calling in to see us

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IB Academy Teachers

Meet our experienced IB & Higher Education team led by Thomas Housham, Head of the IB Academy.

  • Thomas Housham

    Thomas Housham

    Head of IB

    Thomas Housham

    Thomas attended the University of Bristol and graduated with a Masters degree in Mathematics. While attending this university, he also studied French. Thomas’ mathematical studies were broad at first but later specialised in pure mathematics, which was the topic of his dissertation. 

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  • Mark Weston

    Mark Weston

    Head of HE Guidance

    Mark Weston

    Mark attended the University of Oxford and graduated with a degree in English Language and Literature. After several years working in the fields of publishing and media, he completed a PGCE in Secondary English at the UCL Institute of Education. Before moving to BISS Puxi, Mark spent eight years working at a Secondary school in London as Deputy Head of Sixth Form and subsequently as the school’s post-16 Support and Transition Manager. 

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  • Marc Curran

    Marc Curran

    Science Teacher & IB Academic Coordinator

    Marc Curran

    Marc graduated from the Exeter University, UK with a BSc (Hons) in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry and then went on to study a Masters in Biological Chemistry, before completing his PGCE Science (Chemistry specialism). Marc is passionate about teaching and strongly believes in a hands-on, practical approach to learning. After working in the South West of England and London, Marc embarked on his international teaching career, spending 5 years in Bangkok. Before moving to Shanghai, Marc held various positions including: National Lead Practitioner in Practical Science, Head of Science, IB Diploma Examiner and Internal Assessment Moderator.

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  • Ling Coong

    Ling Coong

    Director of Student Leadership & Community Service

    Ling Coong

    Ling is a graduate of The University of Sheffield, where she studied Neuroscience.  Having found inspiration in following a career in teaching whilst in Tokyo, where she was teaching English as a second language, she completed A PGCE at Leeds University. 

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  • Elise Rickford

    Elise Rickford

    IB Pastoral Coordinator / MFL teacher

    Elise Rickford

    Elise is a French national with a degree in Languages and Civilisation from the University of Toulouse Le Mirail in France. After an ERASMUS year,she gained a PGCE from Reading University in 2000. Elise then worked in selective and non-selective schools in the UK before moving to Beijing in 2013. She has taught French, German and Spanish to Primary and Secondary students and been an Upper School form tutor.

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