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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


  • 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

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  • 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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    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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Year 2 Teachers

  • Diane Lapworth

    Diane Lapworth

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Diane Lapworth

    Diane studied English Literature at Loughborough University and knew that she wanted to teach. She graduated and moved to Wuhan, China to teach a Grade 2 English class. She was meant to stay there for one year but extended her stay as she thoroughly enjoyed living and teaching in China. After leaving Wuhan, Diane moved to London to train professionally as a teacher and worked at a school in Stoke Newington, Hackney for five years, teaching years 4, 5 and 6. 

    Whilst being a classroom teacher, Diane also took the role of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) lead for the last four years. She led weekly assemblies about the emotional development of children and lead an education scheme for children; teaching them how to manage their feelings in today’s society. 

    Teaching at BISS offers an exciting opportunity to teach and work with children from all over the world and experience an exciting opportunity to work with incredibly experienced professionals. 

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  • elizabeth bewley

    Elizabeth Bewley

    Primary Class Teacher

    Elizabeth Bewley

    Elizabeth studied French at the University of Nottingham. After completing a PGCE in Primary MFL at the University of Durham, Elizabeth taught in Year 5 for two years in a challenging school in northern England. In 2006 Elizabeth moved to Shanghai with her husband Neil and worked for two years at Dulwich College, first in Year 4 and then as Year group leader in Year 3. In 2008 She returned to the U.K. and worked for a year before starting a family. After two years Elizabeth was keen to return to teaching and started working in her local school. Since then Elizabeth has worked in every year group and has loved being able to teach children across both key stages. Elizabeth currently works in Year 1 and teaches Spanish in KS2. She is very much looking forward to joining the team at BISS Puxi, meeting the children and their families and seeing how much Shanghai has changed.

    Elizabeth loves teaching and strives to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of learning. She has high expectations of her pupils in terms of their behaviour and academic achievements whilst ensuring they can thrive in a safe and caring environment. 

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  • Nathan Bull

    Nathan Bull

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Nathan Bull

    Nathan graduated from the University of Leicester, with a BA degree in Criminology in 2010. He then moved to the USA for one year to work for Walt Disney World in Florida. When Nathan moved back home he worked as a teaching assistant in Year 2, all of these experiences then helped guide him to complete a PGCE at the University of Derby. Nathan then began his teaching career, teaching in Reception for 2 years in an outstanding school in Derby. In 2017, he decided to move to Dubai where he taught in Year 2 and Year 1 respectively. Nathan is excited to continue his professional development in Year 2 at BISS Puxi and is looking forward to exploring the culture of Shanghai.

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  • Rosie Hind

    Year 2 Teacher

  • Rebecca Griffiths

    Rebecca Griffiths

    Year 2 Class Teacher

    Rebecca Griffiths

    Rebecca attended Bangor University, UK where she completed a BA (Hons) in Primary Education leading to Qualified Teacher Status. Rebecca has taught in both Key Stages in her home town of Wrexham, North Wales, which has given her a strong and broad understanding of the Primary Curriculum. Rebecca has also successfully completed a Masters in Educational Practice at Cardiff University.

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  • Clare Brennan

    Year 2 Teacher

    Clare Brennan

    Clare studied at Birmingham University for a degree in Biological Sciences. After this, she studied for a Master’s Degree in Biological Electron Microscopy. She then studied for a PGCE in Primary Education. She has worked as a teacher in Early Years, KS1 and KS2 and has worked in Special schools as an EYFS, KS1, KS2 and KS3 teacher. She has taught in the UK and many other countries around the world during her career! She loves teaching as she loves to watch the progress children make and the growth in confidence that comes with this! Children teach her all the time, new ways to see the world and to look at things in different ways.

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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

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