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Francesca Beers


Deputy Head of Primary

Francesca has enjoyed a varied and interesting career as a teacher, school leader and teacher trainer. Having graduated with a BEd (Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University, she moved to Bristol where she taught for seven years in a large inner-city primary school. During this time, she became part of the wider leadership of the school and became a Lead Practitioner of Literacy. Francesca then moved to Russia and India with her family and worked in two different international schools.

On returning to the UK, Francesca qualified as an Advanced Skills Teacher and began to support other teachers and school leaders across Bristol. She also became part of the ‘Talk for Writing’ (TfW) network, becoming one of Pie Corbett’s accredited trainers. Within this role she led the team that enabled Knowle Park Primary to become one of the first three ‘Talk for Writing’ training centres in the UK. She then delivered training for TfW both nationally and internationally. Francesca believes that to get truly great outcomes for children, teachers need to be highly skilled practitioners and learners themselves. The work that she did with and for TfW, as well as, its sister project ‘The Primary Writing Project’ both supported this belief and enabled her to effectively practise it.

Francesca was then asked to join the leadership team of a challenging, multi-cultural school with 94% EAL learners, that was in need of rapid improvement. Her new role as Deputy Head was balanced with her commitment to TfW. This was a rewarding experience that she thoroughly enjoyed and if it wasn’t for the long held dream to work abroad again she would happily have continued to work there.

Francesca is delighted that she now has the opportunity to live and work abroad again, and feels privileged to have joined the leadership team at BISS Puxi. She is enjoying exploring Shanghai and has plans to travel widely across China. When not working and completing her NPQH qualification she loves travelling, reading, scuba diving and skiing (badly!)

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The British International School Shanghai, Puxi

111 Jinguang RoadHuacao TownMinhang201107Shanghai


金光路111号华漕镇上海市 闵行区201107

Nord Anglia Education

4th Floor, Nova South
160 Victoria Street
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