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Sport & PE Teachers

  • Thomas Hitchings

    Thomas Hitchings

    Director of Sport / Physical Education Teacher / Head of Commu...

    Thomas Hitchings

    Thomas Hitchings is the Director of Sport and Physical Education Teacher.  He has been at BISS Puxi since 2010 and is the founding manager of the BISCAP programme.  Thomas has had many roles in his 12 year teaching career which started in Manchester as a School Sports Coordinator.  It was for his excellent results in  this role that he won the prestigious ‘Innovations in Sport’ award for raising extra-curricular activities attendance in deprived parts of the city. 

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    Natasha Manley

    Head of Primary Physical Education

    Natasha Manley

    Natasha Manley is the Head of Primary Physical Education. She joined BISS Puxi in August 2017 and is the founding manager of the BISS Lions School of Dance. 

    Natasha has been teaching for many years, following her Physical Education and Religious Studies (Hons) degree from Bangor University, UK in 2011. She completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Physical Education in 2012.

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  • Nathan Walker

    Teacher of Physical Education

  • Meg Chapple

    Meghan Chapple

    PE Teacher

    Meghan Chapple

    I attended Loughborough University where I completed my BSc degree in Sport and Exercise Science (finished in 2012). After completing this, I took up a Graduate Internship at the British International School, Phuket where I supported the PE department, extra-curricular and boarding programmes and first started to develop my teaching. I then came back to the UK to Loughborough University to complete my PGCE in Physical Education.

     

    Upon qualifying as a teacher, I worked in a Secondary school in Buckinghamshire for 5 years, finishing as Second in PE. I was also School Sport Coordinator, organising numerous sports festivals for local Primary schools and training young Sports Leaders. I loved working in this part of the UK but the need to travel, experience new places and learn, drew me to BISS Puxi. My main teaching philosophy is ensuring PE lessons are fun, encouraging students to be open to different types of activity with the aim to find something they love.

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  • Marlon Devonish

    High Performance Olympic Gold Coach

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    David May

    PE Teacher

    David May

    David qualified in 2006 from Liverpool John Moore’s University with a BA (Hons) in Sports Development with Physical Education, followed by a PGCE in Physical Education in 2007 from the University of Greenwich.

    David delivers active lessons with the objective of inspiring students towards lifelong participation in sport and values the importance of developing relationships with each and every student, fostering qualities such as appreciation and compassion whilst enhancing skills such as communication and self-management. He encourages students to apply acquired knowledge and plan effectively in order to perform complex skills and strategies. In his previous roles working with the International Baccalaureate framework he has helped students to apply their knowledge in the real world effectively whilst promoting personal and social understanding.

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    Neil Bewley

    Head of Secondary PE

    Neil Bewley

    Neil Bewley is the Head of Secondary Physical Education, having joined BISS Puxi in August 2018. Neil started his teaching career in 2002 at The English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College in Hartlepool where he gained experience as a teacher of Physical Education and Head of Year. In 2006, he and his wife Elizabeth, who is also teaching at BISS in the Primary School, moved to Shanghai to teach at Dulwich College in Pudong. Neil gained valuable experience teaching in an international school as the Head of Junior School Physical Education and Head of House. He thoroughly enjoyed life in the international school community and the travel and cultural opportunities on offer. Neil then returned to English Martyrs School as the Director of Physical Education and Sport where he was also lead practitioner for GCSE Physical Education. Ten years and two children later, James 8 and Betty 7, the exceptional opportunities on offer in Shanghai for the whole family were too hard to resist and the Bewleys look forward to their return as a family of four.

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  • Kyle Moffett

    Physical Education Teacher

    Kyle Moffett

    Kyle Moffett is a teacher of Physical Education and joined BISS Puxi in August 2019. 

    Kyle has been a teacher of PE for the last 9 years, following the completion of his BSc Hons. in Sport & Exercise Science (2010) and his Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in PE (2011) from the University of Ulster. 

    He began his teaching career in Northern Ireland before developing a keen passion for challenge and travel, moving to Australia, England and most recently the United Arab Emirates to teach. Kyle’s educational practice and leadership skills have continued to grow, taking on roles and responsibilities including Director of Hockey, Director of Gifted & Talented programming and ECA Co-ordinator. 

    Kyle has a passion for many sports including rugby, athletics and badminton however he has had particular success within hockey, as a player representing Mid-Ulster at U14 & U16 and in turn as a coach, winning the National Ladies title with the Ulster Elks (2010) and Lurgan Ladies Hockey club (2016 & 2017).

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