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Staff Profile: Ruth Hanson

Ruth Hanson

Assistant Head (Year 1-3)

Ruth studied teacher training at the University of Wales, Cardiff. After graduating she began her teaching career in a primary school, in the early years department and has never looked back. 

During her time at this school she wanted to deepen her understanding of child development and how young children learn so she studied for a Masters in Education. Having finished her Masters, with a Distinction, Ruth decided she wanted to extend her professional development, so moved with her family to London, to work at one of the UK’s leading Children Centres, The Thomas Coram Centre. She worked at the centre for seven years and during this time became the Assistant Head.

After having her second child, and wishing to work part time, the opportunity arose for Ruth to become an Early Years consultant at The Children’s Hospital school at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her time at GOSH was very rewarding. Her remit was to work alongside the leadership of the School and set up and develop a Children’s Centre for the Under 5 patients at the hospital and their siblings. Eventually Ruth and her family moved back to Wales, thinking they were ready to settle down to rural life, but they weren’t. She soon realised that she was ready for her next challenge, and it wasn’t going to be in Wales. Ruth has always been fascinated by China and the draw of discovering a new culture, as well as being able to continue her own professional development in a high quality school such as BISS Puxi, was an opportunity not to be missed. 

Ruth has always had a love for learning and a love to experience life in all its fullness. Her moto for life: ‘If you don’t like something change it or change the way you think about it, but never moan about it, do something about it’.