HOW WE TEACH

At NAIS Pudong we’re proud of our dedicated and inspiring team of teachers. We only recruit and retain the absolute best, so you can rest assured your child will be learning from the world’s most passionate educators.

ONLY THE BEST

Being a Nord Anglia Education school means that we attract the world’s most sought-after international educators. From this global pool, we select teachers who are experts in their subjects, encourage students to look at issues from many perspectives, and are excellent at communicating with parents.

It's one of the many reasons why 97% of our students’ parents say that our school provides a stimulating learning environment.
 
Teachers
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  • Principal
  • Extended Leadership Team
  • Primary
  • Secondary

MEET OUR TEAM

Lesley-Ann Wallace
Lesley-Ann Wallace
Principal
Lesley-Ann Wallace has over 20 years of experience in education and is a qualified school inspector. 
Lesley-Ann Wallace - Principal

Lesley-Ann is passionate about international education and broadening students’ horizons. As an accomplished musician as well as educator, she believes in the power of the performing arts to promote creativity and raise self-esteem.

As well as holding her NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) and a bachelor’s degree in education, Lesley-Ann was the first member of Nord Anglia Education (NAE) to graduate through Nord Anglia University and was part of the founding executive leadership programme.

After a successful leadership career in the UK, Middle East and Malaysia, Lesley-Ann joined NAE and was part of the founding team opening the British International School Shanghai, Puxi.   

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Paul Antcliffe
Paul Antcliffe
Head of Primary
Paul is a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher as well as holding the N.P.Q.S.L. qualification in senior leadership.
Paul Antcliffe – Head of Primary

Paul has over 15 years of experience in education, working in the U.K. and most recently in Yangon, Myanmar. He joined Nord Anglia in 2021 as the Head of Primary having previously held this position at Dulwich College, Yangon. Paul is also a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead and a member of the school’s safeguarding team.

He retains an interest in critical thinking, having gained a BA Honours Degree in Philosophy and Politics and this extends to his professional life where he has an interest in pedagogy and educational theory, recently qualifying as a Science of Learning Lead Practitioner.   

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Greg Siccardi
Head of Secondary
Since joining our school Greg has continued to teach a wide range of subjects including History, Global Perspectives and Theory of Knowledge. He became Deputy Head of Secondary and was recently promoted to Head of Secondary.
Greg Siccardi –Head of Secondary

Greg has not only worked with students on achieving academic success but has also supported their journey to becoming active and internationally minded global citizens. As an experienced IB practitioner, Greg has worked with curriculum leaders, teachers, and students to guarantee a smooth transition from the IGCSE courses to the IB Diploma Programme. 

Pragmatic and organised, he has taken a leading role in the planning and running many of our trips such as Project Week, the Adventurous Journeys for the International Award, and the Tanzania Expedition. Greg’s main interests out of school include sports, which he demonstrates in school by coaching NAIS Pudong football teams.  

Paul Chipman
Paul Chipman
Director of Studies and Head of Mathematics
Paul has a wealth experience in both the bilingual and international sectors. He is an advocate for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme’s approach to teaching and learning.
Paul Chipman - Director of Studies and Head of Mathematics

Having graduated from Leeds University with a BSc in Mathematics, Paul continued his academic career at Manchester University where he completed a PhD in computational fluid dynamics. Following his research work at Manchester University, Paul spent three years in Japan working for Komatsu as a research engineer. 

After working at Cheltenham College as a teacher of Mathematics and Head of General Studies, Paul decided to travel again and took up a Head of Maths role at a leading International School in Shanghai. Paul has already made an impact through his support of the Co-Curricular programme where he is able to deploy his sporting talents to enrich student learning.  

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Emma Hughes
Head of IB Academy and Higher Education Adviser
Emma is a highly experienced IB practitioner who also teaches both Key Stage 3 and IGCSE students.
Emma Hughes - Head of IB Academy and Higher Education Adviser

Emma is dedicated, creative and energetic. Not only is she passionate about English Language and Literature, but she also enjoys lively debate about topical social and political issues. Emma is a talented academic and an insightful leader who is well placed to support students in the IB Academy as they bridge the gap between learning at school level to the methods they can expect at university and beyond.

In addition to teaching English Language and Literature, Film, Theory of Knowledge and English Literature, Emma leads the Extended Essay provision as a core component of the IB Diploma provision. She also supervises interdisciplinary World Studies essays as well as subject specific essays in Film and Literature.   

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Kelly-Ann Downs
Early Years Leader and Nursery Class Teacher
Kelly is extremely passionate about teaching and has a special interest in early childhood development and child centred learning. 
Kelly-Ann Downs - Early Years Leader and Nursery Class Teacher

Kelly graduated from the University of Cumbria, with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education and a specialist focus on the Advanced Study of Early Years. She taught across the Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1 in the UK. 

Kelly moved to Shanghai and joined NAIS Pudong in 2016, with her husband and two children, who are students at the school. Kelly has really enjoyed her time at NAIS Pudong, and all it has to offer for her and her children to develop as global citizens.  

Tamara Keenan
Tamara Keenan
Deputy Head of Primary
In almost two decades, Tamara has gained varied and extensive experience in both leadership and teaching within Primary and the Early Years.
Tamara Keenan - Deputy Head of Primary

Building the foundations of education is a passion of Tamara’s – innovative and active learning underpins her philosophy of education. It is her belief that teaching and learning is about creating cross-curricular opportunities; nurturing students with the confidence to be inquisitive, ambitious, and lead their own learning. 

With her initial undergraduate background in Media & Communication Studies with French, Tamara went on to complete her Post Graduate Certificate in Education and has been in education since 2002.  Tamara has been with NAIS Pudong for six years – and counting. Now part of the Senior Leadership Team, she is proudly involved in driving the school’s vision.   

Andrew Lowery
Andrew Lowery
Assistant Head of Primary and Class Year 6 Teacher
Andrew recently completed his master’s degree from King's College London – a unique professional development opportunity for selected NAE staff. 
Andrew Lowery - Assistant Head of Primary and Class Year 6 Teacher

Beginning his career in education by teaching Secondary English in Nottingham, UK, Andrew subsequently taught Year 6 for five years at an international school in Ipoh, Malaysia. In 2016 he took up the position of Year 6 class teacher and Upper Key Stage 2 Leader at NAIS Pudong, and then Assistant Head Teacher in 2017.

He loves working at NAIS Pudong with a friendly and optimistic group of staff and students. He enjoys working with children of all ages in a variety of subjects and loves the cultural understanding which is possible in a diverse international school. Creating fascination, motivation, and enthusiasm in a group of students is what attracted him to the profession – and they continue to be the best part of the job.  

Lucy Marshall
Lucy Marshall
Assistant Head of Primary and Year 1 Class Teacher
Lucy joined NAIS Pudong in 2016 and has experience working across all areas of Primary. 
Lucy Marshall - Assistant Head of Primary and Year 1 Class Teacher

Lucy graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in Primary Education, then spent the first five years of her teaching career working in two culturally diverse schools in inner-city Manchester.

Her experience so far has enabled Lucy to work with students from many different backgrounds and cultures, something she is excited to be able to continue to do in an international setting. She is passionate about the holistic approach to teaching and learning, as well as fostering a strong relationship with the parent community to support students in being the best that they can be.  

Gunilla Lindblom
Gunilla Lindblom
Director of Admissions and Marketing
Gunilla moved to Shanghai after studying at Lund University (Sweden), Leeds Business School (UK), Stockholm Business School (Sweden) and lastly Fudan University (China). 
Gunilla Lindblom - Director of Admissions and Marketing

The Fudan International MBA Program offered a collaboration between Fudan University and MIT Sloan School of Management. The degree left her with an international perspective and entrepreneurial spirit, well-adjusted to the demands of economic globalisation and the dynamic Chinese landscape.

Joining Nord Anglia, who also collaborate with MIT, seemed like a natural choice. She, along with her friendly admissions team, guide parents and students through the enrolment process and often assist with all sorts of relocation-related questions.  

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Paul Antcliffe
Paul Antcliffe
Head of Primary
Paul is a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher as well as holding the N.P.Q.S.L. qualification in senior leadership.
Paul Antcliffe – Head of Primary

Paul has over 15 years of experience in education, working in the U.K. and most recently in Yangon, Myanmar. He joined Nord Anglia in 2021 as the Head of Primary having previously held this position at Dulwich College, Yangon. Paul is also a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead and a member of the school’s safeguarding team.

He retains an interest in critical thinking, having gained a BA Honours Degree in Philosophy and Politics and this extends to his professional life where he has an interest in pedagogy and educational theory, recently qualifying as a Science of Learning Lead Practitioner.   

Tamara Keenan
Tamara Keenan
Deputy Head of Primary
In almost two decades, Tamara has gained varied and extensive experience in both leadership and teaching within Primary and the Early Years.
Tamara Keenan - Deputy Head of Primary

Building the foundations of education is a passion of Tamara’s – innovative and active learning underpins her philosophy of education. It is her belief that teaching and learning is about creating cross-curricular opportunities; nurturing students with the confidence to be inquisitive, ambitious, and lead their own learning. 

With her initial undergraduate background in Media & Communication Studies with French, Tamara went on to complete her Post Graduate Certificate in Education and has been in education since 2002.  Tamara has been with NAIS Pudong for six years – and counting. Now part of the Senior Leadership Team, she is proudly involved in driving the school’s vision.   

Sarah Magee
Sarah Magee
Pre-Nursery Class Teacher
Sarah graduated from Surrey University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music and Education and completed her PGCE Early Years at Sunderland University. Additionally, she has undertaken TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) to Level 5 and achieved both DipABRSM (Instrumental Teaching) and LRSM (Music Performance).
Sarah Magee - Pre-Nursery Class Teacher

Sarah graduated from Surrey University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music and Education and completed her PGCE Early Years at Sunderland University. Additionally, she has undertaken TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) to Level 5 and achieved both DipABRSM (Instrumental Teaching) and LRSM (Music Performance).

Following her graduation, Sarah established and operated an Early Years Unit in Gloucestershire (UK), before moving to Australia where she worked as a Primary Music Teacher and led the Junior (6 – 14) Lifesaving Programmes at Mount Martha Lifesaving Club (MMLSC). Sarah has taught within our Early Years since 2018 and has developed our Pre-Nursery Provision.

Sarah has an enthusiasm and passion for music in Early Years education. She loves how it ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language and overall literacy, helping the body and mind work together as a team and enable children to explore and discover their full potential.

She lives with her husband Garry and daughter Rebekah who is a student in Secondary. Sarah also has a daughter Hannah who is studying at Melbourne University having graduated from NAIS Pudong in 2018 and a son George who is studying at Deakin University in Melbourne having graduated from NAIS Pudong in 2020.  

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Kelly-Ann Downs
Early Years Leader and Nursery Class Teacher
Kelly is extremely passionate about teaching and has a special interest in early childhood development and child centred learning. 
Kelly-Ann Downs - Early Years Leader and Nursery Class Teacher

Kelly graduated from the University of Cumbria, with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education and a specialist focus on the Advanced Study of Early Years. She taught across the Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1 in the UK. 

Kelly moved to Shanghai and joined NAIS Pudong in 2016, with her husband and two children, who are students at the school. Kelly has really enjoyed her time at NAIS Pudong, and all it has to offer for her and her children to develop as global citizens.  

Marushka Bunce
Marushka Bunce
Reception Class Teacher
Marushka graduated with a degree in Zoology and then went on to qualify as a teacher, specialising in Early Childhood Education, at Nottingham University, UK. She has worked and lived in India, Oman, UAE, UK and after her seventh year in our sister school, NAS Jakarta, she is excited to join our team here at NAIS Pudong.
Marushka Bunce - Reception Class Teacher

Marushka graduated with a degree in Zoology and then went on to qualify as a teacher, specialising in Early Childhood Education, at Nottingham University, UK.

She has worked and lived in India, Oman, UAE, UK and after her seventh year in our sister school, NAS Jakarta, she is excited to join our team here at NAIS Pudong. Marushka is a passionate Early Years teacher who creates inspiring learning experiences for her students.

She adopts an inquiry approach to teaching and learning and makes sure each day is full of wonder and challenge for her students.  Marushka is also a busy mother with two wonderful children who attend our Secondary school here at NAIS Pudong.

Lucy Marshall
Lucy Marshall
Assistant Head of Primary and Year 1 Class Teacher
Lucy joined NAIS Pudong in 2016 and has experience working across all areas of Primary. 
Lucy Marshall - Assistant Head of Primary and Year 1 Class Teacher

Lucy graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in Primary Education, then spent the first five years of her teaching career working in two culturally diverse schools in inner-city Manchester.

Her experience so far has enabled Lucy to work with students from many different backgrounds and cultures, something she is excited to be able to continue to do in an international setting. She is passionate about the holistic approach to teaching and learning, as well as fostering a strong relationship with the parent community to support students in being the best that they can be.  

Rachel Morris
Rachel Morris
Year 1 Class Teacher
Rachel is from Wales, United Kingdom where she received her BA (Hons) Primary Education degree at Swansea Metropolitan University in 2008. Rachel was fortunate to begin her teaching career in London teaching Year One. 
Rachel Morris - Year 1 Class Teacher

Rachel is from Wales, United Kingdom where she received her BA (Hons) Primary Education degree at Swansea Metropolitan University in 2008. Rachel was fortunate to begin her teaching career in London teaching Year One. 

Rachel then continued to develop her career further by moving to Cairo to start her first international post as a Year Two teacher. After five years with many positions in management including Deputy Head, Rachel took the opportunity to move to Dubai where she was Head of EYFS and KS1.

Rachel joined NAIS Pudong in 2016 after deciding a move to Shanghai was the perfect fit due to its diverse and vibrant nature. She has loved every minute teaching here and her role as Primary Maths Leader as she is passionate about developing children's skills in problem solving  and numerical skills.

In her spare time, Rachel is a regular visitor to Craft Shanghai, to learn sewing skills and develop her creative side. She enjoys socialising with her friends, especially going to see concerts or a new film at the cinema. Rachel tries to keep fit as often as possible by going swimming or to the gym. Her main interest is to travel the world and she goes to a new place at any given opportunity. Rachel has enjoyed exploring China since she arrived, sleeping in a tent on the Great Wall will be an experience she will never forget!    

Nicole Henderson
Nicole Henderson
Year 2 Class Teacher
Nichole is originally from the United States, but has spent the last 22 years living and working both in Beijing and Shanghai. Nichole has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and followed this by qualifying to teach in the Early Years age groups. 
Nicole Henderson - Year 2 Class Teacher

Nichole is originally from the United States, but has spent the last 22 years living and working both in Beijing and Shanghai. Nichole has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and followed this by qualifying to teach in the Early Years age groups. 

She began her career at back in Beijing in 2001 and joined NAIS Pudong in 2018. She is passionate about providing the best start in every child’s learning journey. It is her belief that positive relationships are at the heart and foundation of building a love of learning and is committed to supporting the growth and development of every unique student.

Nichole herself has a love of learning and a desire to always continue to develop professionally. She is currently studying Early Education Leadership through the Harvard Graduate School of Education after recently having completed a University of Michigan MicroMasters course in Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement. She has a son who is studying Biomedical Sciences and a daughter currently in Secondary.

Chris Lowe
Chris Lowe
Year 2 Class Teacher
Chris received his degree in History from Sheffield Hallam University in 2009 before going on to complete his PGCE in Primary Education at Liverpool Hope University the following year. 
Chris Lowe - Year 2 Class Teacher

Chris received his degree in History from Sheffield Hallam University in 2009 before going on to complete his PGCE in Primary Education at Liverpool Hope University the following year. 

He taught in the UK before moving to Cairo, Egypt to take up his first international teaching positon. Chris taught in Key Stage One for many years in British curriculum schools. He then moved to Dubai and taught in Key Stage Two allowing him to gain further experience teaching in another international setting.

He joined NAIS Pudong's Primary Team in 2016 where he has taught in Year 2. He has taken a keen interest in helping younger students learn how to read and write and has contributed to our Phonics programme. Chris is passionate about teaching through story-telling and hopes to encourage all students to become life-long readers and storytellers themselves. Beyond the classroom, he has helped support NAIS Pudong's Primary sports teams promoting teamwork and an active and healthy lifestyle through sports.

Hanna Smith
Hannah Smith
Year 3 Class Teacher
Hannah attended the University of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, England, to study Primary Education.  She chose to specialise in Mathematics at university, as it has been a favourite subject of hers from a young age. 
Hannah Smith - Year 3 Class Teacher

Hannah attended the University of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, England, to study Primary Education.  She chose to specialise in Mathematics at university, as it has been a favourite subject of hers from a young age. 

After receiving her degree in B’Ed Primary Education with Mathematics, she returned to Kent and took a job in a local primary school as a full-time class teacher in Year 5.  She spent two wonderful years there, developing and growing as a teacher. 

Hannah joined the NAIS Pudong Primary Team in 2018, teaching across Primary. Her passion for Maths is evident in her engaging lessons and in addition to this, she is enthusiastic about developing students' writing skills by incorporating drama in her lessons.   

Wesley Hickman
Wesley Hickman
Year 3 Class Teacher
Having completed a Law degree at the University of Wales, Wesley then completed his PGCE in Primary Education in 2013. Since then Wesley has taught throughout the North West of England and developed a real enthusiasm for and expertise in the content and delivery of PSHE and Humanities within KS1 and KS2. 
Wesley Hickman - Year 3 Class Teacher

Having completed a Law degree at the University of Wales, Wesley then completed his PGCE in Primary Education in 2013. Since then Wesley has taught throughout the North West of England and developed a real enthusiasm for and expertise in the content and delivery of PSHE and Humanities within KS1 and KS2. 

Key to Wesley's teaching is a strong belief in the holistic approach to learning, closely linked to the school’s Be Ambitious philosophy. As an established and effective Primary school teacher, Wesley has been a valuable member of our team here at NAIS since 2019 and has enjoyed the collaborative approach the school takes in encouraging different phases and year groups to work together, to help teachers and students have deeper understanding of the different types learning happening within the school. Wesley now wants to ensure that students are taught techniques in mindfulness, to help raise academic performance while enhancing a children’s social, creative, and physical well-being.

His blend of enthusiasm and knowledge has been a great fit with our school. Wesley’s personal interests and hobbies include attending concerts, festivals and musical events and is also a keen swimmer and runner.  Coming from Manchester, with Wesley falling in the red half of the city.  Having visited China several times, Wesley hopes to continue to explore more of its diverse landscape and culture and has challenged himself to learn as much Mandarin as he can.

Laura Baxter
Laura Baxter
Year 4 Class Teacher
Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Aberdeen University in 2012. Having gained her QTS in a large open plan school in the North East of Scotland, Laura knew her next step would be to embark on her career as an international teacher. 
 
Laura Baxter - Year 4 Class Teacher

Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Aberdeen University in 2012. Having gained her QTS in a large open plan school in the North East of Scotland, Laura knew her next step would be to embark on her career as an international teacher. 

Laura spent a whirlwind year teaching a Year 3 class in Kuwait before jetting off to South America. For the next three years, Laura taught in a private British school working in both Reception and Year 1. Laura also had the pleasure of facilitating the highly successful Junior student council for 2 years. 

Living and teaching in an international setting for most of her teaching career has helped shape Laura both personally and professional. Laura joind our NAIS Primary team in 2018, teaching across different phases. She is passionate about the performing arts and building presentation and performance skills in our Primary students.

 
Emma Styles
Emma Styles
Year 4 Class Teacher
Emma graduated with an English Literature and Drama degree from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2015 and completed her PGCE in Primary Education with a specialism in English in 2016.
Emma Styles - Year 4 Class Teacher

Emma graduated with an English Literature and Drama degree from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2015 and completed her PGCE in Primary Education with a specialism in English in 2016.

Growing up in Hong Kong and Dubai instilled an instant passion within Emma for the international curriculum and travelling. When the opportunity arose to work in a school as impressive as NAIS Pudong, Emma knew she could not pass it up. She began her teaching career in a small Primary school in the South East of England, teaching Year 3 and leading the History and Geography department.

Due to her high level of interest towards the performing arts, Emma ran drama, choir, dance and cheer. After completing three years at the school, Emma made the exciting move to Shanghai and began working in Primary at NAIS Pudong in 2019. She thoroughly enjoys teaching students and creating a classroom that is nurturing, inspiring and focused. Emma utilises her enthusiasm towards theatre when running the Drama Club as well as in her lessons.

David O Dwyer
David O’Dwyer
Year 5 Class Teacher
With a keen interest in Literature and Language, David obtained a BA Honours in English and German at the University of Limerick, Ireland.  
David O’Dwyer - Year 5 Class Teacher

With a keen interest in Literature and Language, David obtained a BA Honours in English and German at the University of Limerick, Ireland. 

Furthering his studies, he then spent a year studying Linguistics at Karl Francis University, Austria. A summer spent teaching English as a foreign Language made David realise his passion for teaching and in 2005, he took the decision to move to the UK, to obtain his PGCE at the University of Warwick.

After many years of teaching in England, he joined NAIS Pudong in 2018. Having experienced teaching across the whole of the Primary Phase, David aims to develop a love of learning in his classroom. 

Taking a lead on developing a creative curriculum in schools in the UK, David believes that happy and motivated children achieve best, and he strives to ensure each lesson is stimulating and engaging for every child.  

Peter Lang
Peter Lang
Year 5 Class Teacher
Peter graduated with honours from Middlesex University before attaining PGCE status from London South Bank University. He taught in various inner-city London schools before joining NAIS Pudong in 2005. 
Peter Lang - Year 5 Class Teacher

Peter graduated with honours from Middlesex University before attaining PGCE status from London South Bank University. He taught in various inner-city London schools before joining NAIS Pudong in 2005.

Peter leads our Primary House Programme motivating school spirit amongst our students. Helping students to make progress and to become life-long learners is his key motivation. “After being at the school for a few years, it is wonderful to see how some of my previous students have grown and developed into mature young adults and it’s great that they still remember me too”.

NAIS Pudong is a true family affair for Peter as all his three sons are students here too and are valuable members of our Tiger Sharks Team.

Andrew Lowery
Andrew Lowery
Assistant Head of Primary and Class Year 6 Teacher
Andrew recently completed his master’s degree from King's College London – a unique professional development opportunity for selected NAE staff. 
Andrew Lowery - Assistant Head of Primary and Class Year 6 Teacher

Beginning his career in education by teaching Secondary English in Nottingham, UK, Andrew subsequently taught Year 6 for five years at an international school in Ipoh, Malaysia. In 2016 he took up the position of Year 6 class teacher and Upper Key Stage 2 Leader at NAIS Pudong, and then Assistant Head Teacher in 2017.

He loves working at NAIS Pudong with a friendly and optimistic group of staff and students. He enjoys working with children of all ages in a variety of subjects and loves the cultural understanding which is possible in a diverse international school. Creating fascination, motivation, and enthusiasm in a group of students is what attracted him to the profession – and they continue to be the best part of the job.  

Kerem Hussein
Kerem Hussein
Year 6 Class Teacher
Kerem undertook his BA Hons degree in Primary Education at Bishop Grosseteste University where he achieved a First-Class Honours award and was presented with the Chancellor and University Council award for academic excellence. 
Kerem Hussein - Year 6 Class Teacher

Kerem undertook his BA Hons degree in Primary Education at Bishop Grosseteste University where he achieved a First-Class Honours award and was presented with the Chancellor and University Council award for academic excellence.

During this time, he developed a wide understanding of teaching philosophies, pedagogies and educational research while experiencing a varied range of educational settings including small village schools; large, inner-city, multicultural settings; and even an opportunity to undertake a teaching opportunity in the care home system of the Transylvania region of Romania.

After completing his degree, Kerem moved back to his home county of Norfolk in England to begin his career as a teacher. He continued to undertake further professional development and responsibilities which enabled him to successfully create and develop an effective and practical profile of Science as part of his subject co-ordinator role. He has relished the opportunity to extend his training, skillset and leadership further on his professional journey at NAIS Pudong by taking on the role of STEAM lead for the school. Kerem is the creative mastermind behind our Maker Space where students are encouraged to unleash their creativity, be risk takers and innovators.

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Greg Siccardi
Head of Secondary
Since joining our school Greg has continued to teach a wide range of subjects including History, Global Perspectives and Theory of Knowledge. He became Deputy Head of Secondary and was recently promoted to Head of Secondary.
Greg Siccardi –Head of Secondary

Greg has not only worked with students on achieving academic success but has also supported their journey to becoming active and internationally minded global citizens. As an experienced IB practitioner, Greg has worked with curriculum leaders, teachers, and students to guarantee a smooth transition from the IGCSE courses to the IB Diploma Programme. 

Pragmatic and organised, he has taken a leading role in the planning and running many of our trips such as Project Week, the Adventurous Journeys for the International Award, and the Tanzania Expedition. Greg’s main interests out of school include sports, which he demonstrates in school by coaching NAIS Pudong football teams.  

Hari Raye
Hari Raye
Head of Science
Mr Raye’s passion for teaching began with tutoring Physics to pre-university students while he was pursuing his Bachelor’s degree. He took on his first international teaching position in a sovereign island country, Maldives, to teach Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Physics. 
Hari Raye - Head of Science

Mr Raye’s passion for teaching began with tutoring Physics to pre-university students while he was pursuing his Bachelor’s degree. He took on his first international teaching position in a sovereign island country, Maldives, to teach Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Physics.

He then moved to China about thirteen years ago to capitalise his teaching experience as well as to explore the third largest country in the world.  Before moving to Nord Anglia International School, Pudong, Mr Raye held various positions including teaching CIE IGCSE and Advanced level Physics, IB diploma Physics and as an IB Diploma Coordinator in Nanjing.

He moved to NAIS, Pudong in August 2015, to explore teaching more diverse group of students with multitude of educational backgrounds and he is thoroughly enjoying promoting curiosity through inquiry-based learning in Science. Mr Raye likes to maintain high level of fitness and hence likes to work out regularly. He enjoys playing cricket, tennis and badminton. In free time, Mr Raye likes reading updates on Astronomy, watching movies and shopping on Taobao.

Dominic Parker
Dominic Parker
Mathematics and Computing Teacher
After studying Mathematics at University in the United Kingdom, Dominic started preparing himself for a career in education. He first started teaching in Guangzhou in China and taught English to students at all ages, from pre-school age up to adults. After teaching for a year at Jinan University in Guangdong he decided to return to the UK to qualify as a Secondary School teacher. 
Dominic Parker - Mathematics and Computing Teacher

After studying Mathematics at University in the United Kingdom, Dominic started preparing himself for a career in education. He first started teaching in Guangzhou in China and taught English to students at all ages, from pre-school age up to adults. After teaching for a year at Jinan University in Guangdong he decided to return to the UK to qualify as a Secondary School teacher. 

After 5 successful years at a Secondary school in Lancashire Dominic has decided to move himself and his family back to China.  They are all incredible excited by NAIS Pudong and are looking forward to starting their new lives in Shanghai. After previously living in China he is keen to improve his spoken Chinese and learn about the culture of Shanghai.  Dominic likes to play badminton and table tennis.  He is also keen to support his two daughters with their studies and will be encouraging them to get involved in plenty of activities at NAIS Pudong.

Joseph Gichana
Joseph Gichana
Head of Humanities
After spending a year in Sales and Marketing, Joseph launched his teaching career in a community-funded Kenyan school before joining an international school in Nairobi. He taught A-level Economics and Business Studies for eight years at the school while also serving as a discipline proctor. The lure of teaching abroad was irresistible when an opportunity to teach at a middle school in Xi’an, China beckoned.
Joseph Gichana - Head of Humanities

After spending a year in Sales and Marketing, Joseph launched his teaching career in a community-funded Kenyan school before joining an international school in Nairobi. He taught A-level Economics and Business Studies for eight years at the school while also serving as a discipline proctor. The lure of teaching abroad was irresistible when an opportunity to teach at a middle school in Xi’an, China beckoned.

With his young family trailing, the desire to join a dynamic multi-cultural community grew and, after two years in Xi’an, he joined NAIS Pudong in August 2009. Joseph is convinced that the school’s excellent learning environment adequately prepares our students to face the challenges of an ever-changing global economy. He is always happy to put his 20 years of teaching for the benefit of his students and colleagues.

Joseph has a passion for nurturing young leaders as evident in his involvement in the Model United Nations programmes over the last twenty years. Currently, he serves as the UNICEF Lead at NAIS and is involved in preparing delegates for the annual NAE-UNICEF student summit in New York. Nord Anglia University recognised Joseph’s efforts and awarded him the Professional Development Award for Leadership. 

He invests his time in his own continuous professional development and is a holder of an MBA degree from Tongji University as well as a PGCE from the University of Sunderland. Additionally, he is an IB Diploma Examiner for Economics Internal Assessment and Higher Level Paper 3 and has served as a co-tutor for the NAU TOK Facilitated Course. In his spare time, Joseph loves to spend time with his family. He is a keen long-distance runner with several half marathon medals and is busy training for a full marathon.  

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Emma Hughes
Head of IB Academy and Higher Education Adviser
Emma is a Highly Experienced IB practitioner who also teaches both Key Stage 3 and IGCSE students.
Emma Hughes - Head of IB Academy and Higher Education Adviser

Emma is dedicated, creative and energetic. Not only is she passionate about English Language and Literature, but she also enjoys lively debate about topical social and political issues. Emma is a talented academic and an insightful leader who is well placed to support students in the IB Academy as they bridge the gap between learning at school level to the methods they can expect at university and beyond.

In addition to teaching English Language and Literature, Film, Theory of Knowledge and English Literature, Emma leads the Extended Essay provision as a core component of the IB Diploma provision. She also supervises interdisciplinary World Studies essays as well as subject specific essays in Film and Literature.   

Paul Chipman
Paul Chipman
Director of Studies and Head of Mathematics
Paul has a wealth experience in both the bilingual and international sectors. He is an advocate for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme’s approach to teaching and learning.
Paul Chipman - Director of Studies and Head of Mathematics

Having graduated from Leeds University with a BSc in Mathematics, Paul continued his academic career at Manchester University where he completed a PhD in computational fluid dynamics.

Following his research work at Manchester University, Paul spent three years in Japan working for Komatsu as a research engineer. After working at Cheltenham College as a teacher of Mathematics and Head of General Studies, Paul decided to travel again and took up a Head of Maths role at a leading International School in Shanghai.

Paul has already made an impact through his support of the Co-Curricular programme where he is able to deploy his sporting talents to enrich student learning.  

Daniel Guiney
Daniel Guiney
History and Global Perspectives Teacher
Daniel taught History in the UK, Singapore, and Egypt prior to joining NAIS Pudong in 2016 in order to teach and learn more about China, a country with a uniquely rich past. 
Daniel Guiney - History and Global Perspectives Teacher

Daniel taught History in the UK, Singapore, and Egypt prior to joining NAIS Pudong in 2016 in order to teach and learn more about China, a country with a uniquely rich past.

Daniel’s most memorable teaching experiences include leading students into the burial chamber of Khafre’s pyramid, guiding a team of Singaporeans to the Hong Kong Asian History Bowl final, and teaching both British and German students about the First World War at Bayernwald cemetery.

Daniel is especially proud of the record-breaking results the History Department have achieved year after year here at NAIS Pudong. As an Apple Certified teacher Daniel relishes embracing technological shifts to support learning and is a keen advocate of the flipped classroom. He remains an associate examiner for both the CIE and EdExcel IGCSE exam boards as well as for the IBO and has been teaching since the year 2000. Daniel is a proud recipient of the Her Majesty Queen Mother Great War Scholarship and runs the History Bowl CCA after school for students who wish to represent their school in annual academic tournaments. Daniel feels extremely fortunate to have worked with so many inspiring students, parents, and teachers in his previous roles as Head of Year, Head of Humanities, Head of Learning Support, Gifted and Talented coordinator, EAL champion, and Child Protection Officer.

He has also worked on several NAIS Pudong Summer School programmes and has led experiential learning to Sanya during Project Weeks. Teaching History remains his passion however and although Daniel is a secondary specialist he has greatly enjoyed helping embed History through STEAM in Years 3 and 4 as well as when leading History lessons to Year 6 students during transition days. When not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter. Daniel is a keen contributor to Teaching History and the British Journal of Pastoral Education and enjoys podcasting. Daniel is a lifelong Aston Villa FC supporter and is happiest watching Test cricket with a flask of tea, a piccalilli sandwich, and a crossword.  

Bruno Ortiz
Bruno Oritz
Visual Arts Teacher
Teaching in the United Kingdom, Spain and China has enabled him to work with a diverse range of educational systems and has allowed him to develop a wide range of practical skills. As such, Mr Ortiz can lead various students both in the background and in artistic levels.
Bruno Oritz - Visual Arts Teacher

Teaching in the United Kingdom, Spain and China has enabled him to work with a diverse range of educational systems and has allowed him to develop a wide range of practical skills. As such, Mr Ortiz can lead various students both in the background and in artistic levels.

Born and raised in Spain, Mr Oritz has always valued education and considered it crucial towards personal development and the best way to fight inequality and poverty. Mr Oritz´s inspiration stems from having watched other teachers positively influence other students. That drove him to join the educational system and become a key instrument in shaping young peoples’ lives. He considers himself a creative teacher that enjoys finding the resources to make learning engaging. He is a teacher that can bring a unique perspective to the art classroom, inspiring and motivating students to learn and encouraging pride in being an artist. 

Joan Hyejung Yim
Joan Hyejung Yim
Korean Teacher
Joan joined NAIS Pudong in 2016 teaching Korean literature. She has over 25 years of experience as a teacher having graduated with a BA in Korean Language and Literature from Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul. 
Joan Hyejung Yim - Korean Teacher

Joan joined NAIS Pudong in 2016 teaching Korean literature. She has over 25 years of experience as a teacher having graduated with a BA in Korean Language and Literature from Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul.

Prior to her move to Shanghai she taught high school students who were aiming for entrance to the top Korean universities. Joan has embraced a creative and critical way to teach students, conveying her passion for the subject as part of the IB Diploma. She adapts her teaching style to each student’s needs, exemplifying our approach to personalised learning.

Joan continues to model the principle of being a lifelong learner as she is always interested in new things. She plays the piano and violin, enjoys tennis, golf, yoga and swimming and most of all loves reading novels, especially detective novels. Her favourite authors are Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, with Sherlock Holmes being a particular hero of hers.

Ravish Tyagi
Ravish Tyagi
Mathematics and computing Teacher
Mr Tyagi is a highly qualified post-graduate and graduate from India. He has gained a Bachelor of Education in both Mathematics and Science as well certification in Computing. With 27 years of experience teaching and managing in Education, he has been a founding Headmaster of two successful Cambridge A-Level schools in China and a curriculum development advisor to some other schools in India.
Ravish Tyagi - Mathematics and computing Teacher

Mr Tyagi is a highly qualified post-graduate and graduate from India. He has gained a Bachelor of Education in both Mathematics and Science as well certification in Computing. With 27 years of experience teaching and managing in Education, he has been a founding Headmaster of two successful Cambridge A-Level schools in China and a curriculum development advisor to some other schools in India.

He started his career as a High School Mathematics teacher and worked as a Principal in India when he left to come to China in 2008. He has worked as Head of High school, Head of Mathematics and Examinations Officer (CIE & Edexcel) in various international schools in China. In his teaching roles, he is very experienced in Mathematics, teaching a wide range of qualifications. In addition to this, he has also taught Physics to IB level.

Mr Tyagi believes that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. He thinks that in our competitive society, it is essential for students to receive a solid education and work with someone aware of and sensitive to their individual needs. Mr Tyagi is such a person and will always strive to be the best educator that he can be.

Noel Wallace
Noel Wallace
Director of Sport and CCA’s
Noel has worked for Nord Anglia Education for over 15 years and joined us from our school in Abu Dhabi back in 2015. 
Noel Wallace - Director of Sport and CCA’s

Noel has worked for Nord Anglia Education for over 15 years and joined us from our school in Abu Dhabi back in 2015.

Before working in Abu Dhabi, Noel was the founding Director of Sport at our Puxi school, and has also worked in Kuala Lumpur and Kuwait. Noel is passionate about sports; organising and running many local and international tournaments. He always nurtures and encourages good sportsmanship within our students.

Grace Huang
Grace Huang
Head of Mandarin
Grace gained her Bachelor degree in 2004 and passed the Test for English Majors - Band Grade 8. She then majored in teaching Chinese as a foreign language at postgraduate level and achieved her Masters degree at the East China Normal University in 2007. 
Grace Huang - Head of Mandarin

Grace gained her Bachelor degree in 2004 and passed the Test for English Majors - Band Grade 8. She then majored in teaching Chinese as a foreign language at postgraduate level and achieved her Masters degree at the East China Normal University in 2007.

Grace believes that having good English skills helps her to work smoothly in such an international environment.   Grace feels lucky to be able to work at NAIS Pudong where she teaches Chinese as a foreign language.Working at the school gives her a fresh perspective on education, since the Western pedagogy is very different to her own educational experiences growing up in the East.

Lina Rojas
Lina Rojas
Head of Global Languages and EAL
As a Modern Foreign Languages graduate majoring in “Teaching Spanish and English as a second language” from the National Pedagogical University of Bogotá, Colombia and later from the General Teaching Council of England in 2006; Lina has had the fantastic opportunity to collect almost 20 years of experience in teaching languages in various international contexts.
Lina Rojas - Head of Global Languages and EAL

As a Modern Foreign Languages graduate majoring in “Teaching Spanish and English as a second language” from the National Pedagogical University of Bogotá, Colombia and later from the General Teaching Council of England in 2006; Lina has had the fantastic opportunity to collect almost 20 years of experience in teaching languages in various international contexts.

After graduating Lina started working at The English School in Bogota, a very prestigious IB school where she started working with students of many nationalities and different backgrounds. In 2003 Lina moved to England where she started working as Spanish and French teacher in several inner-city schools such as King Richard School where she was leading the MFL department for 7 years.

Lina joined the Nord Anglia family in 2015 at The British International School of Hanoi where she was the first Spanish teacher at her arrival but when she left, she was leading a very successful team of seven teachers and three languages. Additionally, Lina was leading the TESMC program across the whole school, which focuses on the needs of multilingual students and teachers of all subjects, proving them with ways to ensure their success in teaching and learning. The vast exposure to different education systems, the personal experience that is required to access content in a language other than her mother tongue, the passion for teaching Spanish and the hope of being able to contribute to a world where all students can access the contents of the curriculum regardless of their origin, nationality or race, are the driving force that makes her a proud member of the NAIS Pudong community.

Sophie Bi
Sophie Bi
Mandarin Teacher
Sophie has been a member of the NAIS Pudong for 11 years and has worked initially as the Head of Mandarin in Early Years. Since moving into the Primary Mandarin team she has been teaching and developing the Native program from Years 1 to 6. 
Sophie Bi - Mandarin Teacher

Sophie has been a member of the NAIS Pudong for 11 years and has worked initially as the Head of Mandarin in Early Years. Since moving into the Primary Mandarin team she has been teaching and developing the Native program from Years 1 to 6.

Sophie studied in Shanghai to attain her Bachelor’s Degree in English and also graduated from the Shanghai Teachers University, whilst also achieving her CET level 6.   Throughout her time at NAIS Sophie has been part of the teacher training that we run for all the staff, this has enabled her to develop her style of teaching and confidence. Sophie is very excited to work with older children as this has given her the opportunity to challenge her students to develop their understanding of the Chinese language.

Amila McGinn
Amila McGinn
German and EAL Teacher
Amila studied German Linguistics, English Linguistics and Media Studies at the University of Paderborn, Germany and afterwards was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS from the University of York, UK. 
Amila McGinn - German and EAL Teacher

Amila studied German Linguistics, English Linguistics and Media Studies at the University of Paderborn, Germany and afterwards was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Education with QTS from the University of York, UK.

She worked as a university tutor as well as a teacher for a number of years in both Germany and the UK. Throughout her career, Amila always understood and appreciated language's relevance for students’ development as global citizens and the many enriching opportunities they can create for children.

In her last two posts, Amila was appointed as a Head of German, German First Language Coordinator and a Head of Year 8. Two years ago she moved to Guangzhou, China with her two children. Their experience at the British School of Guangzhou and with Nord Anglia has been truly amazing and they felt very welcomed and cared for in the best possible way. Since the British School of Guangzhou does not have an IB programme, NAIS Pudong turned out to be the perfect place for Amila to further develop as an IB practitioner as well as her son’s education.

Nicole Wang
Nicole Wang
Mandarin Teacher
Nicole graduated from Yanbian University with a Major in Chinese Language and Literature Education and got the High School Teacher Qualification Certification. She started teaching career as a Mandarin teacher in a South Korean Language School after graduation.
Nicole Wang - Mandarin Teacher

Nicole graduated from Yanbian University with a Major in Chinese Language and Literature Education and got the High School Teacher Qualification Certification. She started teaching career as a Mandarin teacher in a South Korean Language School after graduation.

After coming back to China, Nicole taught language and culture both to local school students and international school students, which helped her better understand and practice eastern and western styles of teaching.

Nicole teaches Mandarin across various age groups since I joined NAIS in 2019 and wants to enrich pupils’ knowledge of Chinese culture by motiving them to read.

Grace Tough
Grace Tough
English Teacher
After studying Political Science at the University of Birmingham, Grace followed her passion for literature and completed a PGDE, teaching English through the prestigious Teach First Program. 
Grace Tough - English Teacher

After studying Political Science at the University of Birmingham, Grace followed her passion for literature and completed a PGDE, teaching English through the prestigious Teach First Program.

In her most recent school in the UK, Grace was responsible for ensuring students were exceeding their potential, ensuring outstanding academic value-added progress. Grace has a particular interest in literature that reflects or inspires social change, and how literature can inform our understanding of the world. Grace had always aspired to teach abroad, and after gaining experience in two UK schools, decided it was time to make the move. She is greatly looking forward to working at NAIS Pudong and getting to know Shanghai.

Martin Sykes
Martin Sykes
Geography and Business Teacher
After working for KPMG in London for a short time after university, Martin decided to follow his conviction to train to become a teacher, and he has never looked back since. 
Martin Sykes - Geography and Business Teacher

After working for KPMG in London for a short time after university, Martin decided to follow his conviction to train to become a teacher, and he has never looked back since.

28 years later, Martin still has a real passion for learning and teaching, and he excitedly puts the latest and best pedagogical theories into practice. He particularly excels at teaching his students how to develop their higher order analytical skills, whether it be in his Geography lessons or his Business Studies lessons. He also has experience of teaching other subjects in the Humanities Department too, after a long and successful teaching career at a selection of well renowned schools, both in the UK and in Asia. Martin began his teaching career working under Sir Pritpal Singh at a successful and popular high school in West London. After ten happy years teaching there, he decided to embark on a new journey in his life. He left the gloomy, rainy skies of London for the gloomy smog-ridden skies of Jakarta. Here he taught for ten years at the prestigious British International School, Jakarta, holding a number of middle and senior level positions whilst also fine tuning his teaching skills. After a successful and enjoyable decade there, Martin took the decision to move to Bali to help with the development of the Humanities Department in the fledgling Secondary School in an international school in Canggu, Bali. After five happy and fulfilling years there, he decided to move back to Jakarta, this time to teach at ACS Jakarta, which is renowned for its academic successes. This was another happy and successful spell in his career, but the urge to move to another exciting megacity in Asia grew too strong when the opportunity to work at Nord Anglia International School, Pudong came along.

Martin is very excited to be given the chance to work at such a successful and well resourced school in Shanghai, and he is looking forward to promoting high order learning strategies amongst his students in the school. Martin is a keen traveller and has a real passion for visiting large cities around the world and indulging in his passion for modern architecture. He is also a keen footballer, although sporting injuries have caught up with him, so his passion is focused on watching the beautiful game now more than playing. Martin is here in Shanghai along with his family, who are also part of the NAIS Pudong community. They are all very excited at the opportunity to explore this wonderful country together and to experience all the different sights and cultures within China.  

Jane Haskins
Jane Haskins
Head of English
Prior to joining NAIS Pudong, Jane worked as the Deputy Head in a British Secondary school in the Czech Republic for four years. This position was extremely rewarding and exciting for her as she was able to work with the whole staff, student and parent body. 
Jane Haskins - Head of English

Prior to joining NAIS Pudong, Jane worked as the Deputy Head in a British Secondary school in the Czech Republic for four years. This position was extremely rewarding and exciting for her as she was able to work with the whole staff, student and parent body.

Prior to that position, she worked in the UAE and in England. For the last nineteen years, Jane's passion has always been the implementation of excellent teaching and learning and building positive relationships with her students and colleagues. In 2018 Jane joined the team at NAIS Pudong where she leads the English Department; she enjoys enthusing the students about the joys of English language and literature, while working alongside a dedicated and professional team.

Jane has always loved literature. Her subject is incredibly important because it is more than just learning a language; it is about learning how to communicate with each other, building empathy, thinking about what is right and what is wrong, and questioning‘what would happen if?’ She has also formed the student magazine CCA, in which she has given the students another platform for sharing their writing and communicating with a wider audience. Jane is also an integral and valuable member of the IB academy team supporting as a Year 12 form tutor, CAS advisor and Extended Essay Supervisor. She is a talented and versatile practitioner.

Charlotte Curtis
Charlotte Curtis
French and German Teacher
Charlotte graduated with a degree in French and German from the University of Warwick, and after graduation worked for Google in Dublin in online advertising, before also completing a Masters in Human Rights. 
Charlotte Curtis - French and German Teacher

Charlotte graduated with a degree in French and German from the University of Warwick, and after graduation worked for Google in Dublin in online advertising, before also completing a Masters in Human Rights.

Her love of languages and desire to pass on this passion drove her to qualify as a teacher at the University of Hull, and she has been a Modern Foreign Languages Teacher for ten years now. She has taught French and German at a variety of different ability levels to pupils aged between nine and eighteen, as well as some Primary Spanish. Before moving to Shanghai, Charlotte was Second in Department at an inner-city comprehensive school in Peterborough and is particularly proud of the role she played in arranging the curriculum to prepare for the new GCSE and A Level courses.

She particularly enjoys languages trips and has taken part in and led several residential trips to France and Germany. Charlotte decided to start a career teaching abroad because she and her husband Adam love travelling and experiencing different cultures. They wanted to broaden their horizons and have an adventure, as well as experiencing teaching in a completely different country. Charlotte is very excited to be teaching at NAIS Pudong, as it has a fantastic reputation and ethos. Charlotte moved to Shanghai with her husband Adam, who is also a teacher at a bilingual school in Pudong. She enjoys going to live music concerts and festivals, and also plays guitar and sings. She is continuing this in Shanghai and loves getting involved with the music at NAIS Pudong. 

Alex Kalischer
Alex Kalischer
PE Teacher and CAS Coordinator
After graduating from Liverpool John Moores University, school of sport and exercise science, Alex began his teaching career starting with preliminary experience in a range of primary and secondary schools. Alex graduated from Exeter University in 2009 with qualified teacher status and travelled to America where he worked in Washington DC as a football coach and PE teacher. 
Alex Kalischer - PE Teacher and CAS Coordinator

After graduating from Liverpool John Moores University, school of sport and exercise science, Alex began his teaching career starting with preliminary experience in a range of primary and secondary schools. Alex graduated from Exeter University in 2009 with qualified teacher status and travelled to America where he worked in Washington DC as a football coach and PE teacher.

Alex returned the year after where he worked in West Yorkshire for two highly successful schools. Since joining NAIS, Alex has coached several school sports team and steered students in his examination P.E. classes to personal and academic success. 

William Chang
William Chang
Biology and General Science Teacher
William joins us from Melbourne Australia. He is an experienced teacher, with ten years’ experience, who has taught in a number of schools in Australia, Japan and China. He has worked in state, international and private schools delivering the International Baccalaureate and the Australian Curriculums.
William Chang - Biology and General Science Teacher

William joins us from Melbourne Australia. He is an experienced teacher, with ten years’ experience, who has taught in a number of schools in Australia, Japan and China. He has worked in state, international and private schools delivering the International Baccalaureate and the Australian Curriculums.

As an experienced IB Practitioner, William was delighted to join the NAIS Pudong Community. As an internationally minded teacher he is excited about working with globally minded school community. William is an experienced scientist who has a passion for facilitating and inquiry-based approach and supporting students to acquire a deep understanding of biological concepts.

William is also a public speaker and has a keen interest in debate. He is well organised and diligent teacher who has already made a positive impact on the students placed in his care. William has spent many of his years exploring the world and is thrilled for another opportunity to see more of China. He believes he could spend decades travelling and still discover something new in this corner of the world. He comes to Shanghai with a personal interest in Shanghai as he sees it as an opportunity to learn how to speak the local tongue and learn more about his ancestry.

Carmel Shu
Carmel Shu
Mandarin Teacher
After graduating in 1999, Carmel taught English as a foreign language in kindergartens and middle schools. She joined NAIS Pudong in September 2002 as she wanted to know more about international schooling and the British curriculum, as well as different the ways of teaching and learning in the classroom. 
Carmel Shu - Mandarin Teacher

After graduating in 1999, Carmel taught English as a foreign language in kindergartens and middle schools. She joined NAIS Pudong in September 2002 as she wanted to know more about international schooling and the British curriculum, as well as different the ways of teaching and learning in the classroom.

Carmel’s first role was as a Teacher Assistant which broadened her knowledge of teaching in an international school. After one-and-a-half years, she started to work as a Primary EAL teacher which saw her return to the field she was focused on before joined this school. In 2011, she became a secondary Mandarin teacher as she was very interested in adapting the teaching methods she learned and experienced into Mandarin teaching and learning. 

Carmel is a responsible, hard-working and enthusiastic person who likes making friends and exploring different cultures.

Jessie Mao
Jessie Mao
Mandarin Teacher
Jessie has a Master degree in teaching Chinese as a second language, she joins us in 2014 after teaching in southern China, South Korea, America and Holland. She enjoys working in a diverse community and is passionate about teaching students from various countries.
Mandarin Teacher

Jessie has a Master degree in teaching Chinese as a second language, she joins us in 2014 after teaching in southern China, South Korea, America and Holland. She enjoys working in a diverse community and is passionate about teaching students from various countries.

She believes language is not only a tool for communication, but also a vehicle for conveying culture through it and encourages students to be open-minded lifelong learners.

Mia Bjorkman
Mia Björkman
Performing Arts Teacher
Mia is a professional violinist/violist and passionate about holistic music education. She holds a Masters degree in performance and completed her thesis on holistic education in violin pedagogy. 
Mia Björkman - Performing Arts Teacher

Mia is a professional violinist/violist and passionate about holistic music education. She holds a Masters degree in performance and completed her thesis on holistic education in violin pedagogy.

She has trained extensively as holistic music educator, including courses and workshops with the founder of the Colourstrings violin method, Gèza Szilvay, and with the head of the International Kodály Institute, James Cuskelly. Mia has more than ten years of teaching and performing experience and was a permanent member of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in South Africa. She has performed  in prestigious venues in South Africa, Germany, Spain and Lebanon and  has collaborated with artists such as Joshua Bell (international soloist), Pieter Schoeman (concert master of London Philharmonic Orchestra), and Rèka Szilvay (professor at Sibelius Academy).

Mia is a founding member and Head of Junior Strings of the esteemed Annual Gauteng Chamber Music Festival in South Africa. Mia finds that the educational philosophy of Nord Anglia aligns with her expertise as holistic music educator, and as such has chosen to be part of a school which not only excels in academics, but honours the importance of the arts in the education of young pupils. Nord Anglia's emphasis on excellence is highlighted by the collaboration with esteemed institutions such as Juilliard, to ensure pupils receive world-class music education. Mia enjoys listening to music and often attends concerts by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, of which her husband is a member. 

Gladys Pu
Gladys Pu
Mandarin Teacher
Gladys is originally from Hubei and graduated from the University there with a Major in Chinese Language and Literature Education.  Gladys joins the school from an International school in Indonesia where she successfully passed IB Mandarin and IGCSE teacher training and led groups through the exam process.  
Gladys Pu - Mandarin Teacher

Gladys is originally from Hubei and graduated from the University there with a Major in Chinese Language and Literature Education.  Gladys joins the school from an International school in Indonesia where she successfully passed IB Mandarin and IGCSE teacher training and led groups through the exam process. 

A holder of the Teacher of Chinese to Expats Certificate, Gladys is very excited to work with our NAIS students and allow them to benefit from her considerable experience. After working internationally, Gladys is pleased to be back in China and working in such academically ambitious school.

Janice Lyke
Janice Lyke
Science and PE Teacher
Janice was born and raised in New Zealand, where she attended university, trained as a teacher and started her career in Physical Education. Janice initially worked for three years as a PE teacher in New Zealand before heading abroad to teach in England. 
Janice Lyke - Science and PE Teacher

Janice was born and raised in New Zealand, where she attended university, trained as a teacher and started her career in Physical Education. Janice initially worked for three years as a PE teacher in New Zealand before heading abroad to teach in England. 

While living in the UK she continued to teach in and around London and also spent some time travelling around Europe. For most of her career in England, Janice was the Deputy Head of PE in an all girls’ school in North London. She then returned to New Zealand to get married and start her family where she continued to teach PE and Mathematics, in between having her two children. Janice next made the move with her family to Abu Dhabi where she was a PE teacher and co-ordinator for four years in an IB school.

Passionate about travelling and experiencing different cultures, she made the decision to move to Shanghai to Nord Anglia British International School, Pudong in August 2018 and has been teaching across both Primary and Secondary. Janice is passionate about Netball and has coached our teams to achieve much success in tournaments, both locally and nationally.  

Mark Keenan
Mark Keenan
PE and STEAM Teacher
Mark completed his PGCE with the University of Sunderland, England. Prior to moving with his family to Shanghai to take up his position at NAIS Pudong, he lived and taught in Abu Dhabi for thirteen years, five of those at our Nord Anglia Education sister school, BIS Abu Dhabi. 
Mark Keenan - PE and STEAM Teacher

Mark completed his PGCE with the University of Sunderland, England. Prior to moving with his family to Shanghai to take up his position at NAIS Pudong, he lived and taught in Abu Dhabi for thirteen years, five of those at our Nord Anglia Education sister school, BIS Abu Dhabi. 

Having worked for Nord Anglia Education before, it was an easy decision for him to join NAIS Pudong in 2015 as he believes in the global learning philosophy and approach to education adopted by NAE. Mark believes in the importance of encouraging all children to be ambitious and supporting them to be the best that they can be as well as opening the door for students to become global citizens. Mark has an extensive knowledge of teaching PE throughout different year groups from Early Years Foundation Stage to Secondary.  Additionally, he has completed his FA Football Coaching Certificates and has coached youth teams for nearly twenty years. Mark also leads the Duke of Edinburgh International Award within the school and has implemented a successful program for students in Years 10, 11 and 12; with many of his students completing the Gold level of the program.

In his personal time, Mark enjoys spending quality time with his family. He is passionate about sports and is a keen triathlete, completing his first full Ironman race in England in 2019. Mark also enjoys playing football and attending the gym.

Andrew Lowery
Andrew Lowery
Global Perspectives
Andrew recently completed his master’s degree from King's College London – a unique professional development opportunity for selected NAE staff. 
Andrew Lowery - Global Perspectives

Beginning his career in education by teaching Secondary English in Nottingham, UK, Andrew subsequently taught Year 6 for five years at an international school in Ipoh, Malaysia. In 2016 he took up the position of Year 6 class teacher and Upper Key Stage 2 Leader at NAIS Pudong, and then Assistant Head Teacher in 2017.

He loves working at NAIS Pudong with a friendly and optimistic group of staff and students. He enjoys working with children of all ages in a variety of subjects and loves the cultural understanding which is possible in a diverse international school. Creating fascination, motivation, and enthusiasm in a group of students is what attracted him to the profession – and they continue to be the best part of the job.  

Kerem Hussein
Kerem Hussein
STEAM
Kerem undertook his BA Hons degree in Primary Education at Bishop Grosseteste University where he achieved a First-Class Honours award and was presented with the Chancellor and University Council award for academic excellence. 
Kerem Hussein - STEAM

Kerem undertook his BA Hons degree in Primary Education at Bishop Grosseteste University where he achieved a First-Class Honours award and was presented with the Chancellor and University Council award for academic excellence.

During this time, he developed a wide understanding of teaching philosophies, pedagogies and educational research while experiencing a varied range of educational settings including small village schools; large, inner-city, multicultural settings; and even an opportunity to undertake a teaching opportunity in the care home system of the Transylvania region of Romania.

After completing his degree, Kerem moved back to his home county of Norfolk in England to begin his career as a teacher. He continued to undertake further professional development and responsibilities which enabled him to successfully create and develop an effective and practical profile of Science as part of his subject co-ordinator role. He has relished the opportunity to extend his training, skillset and leadership further on his professional journey at NAIS Pudong by taking on the role of STEAM lead for the school. Kerem is the creative mastermind behind our Maker Space where students are encouraged to unleash their creativity, be risk takers and innovators.

Emma Styles
Emma Styles
Performing Arts
Emma graduated with an English Literature and Drama degree from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2015 and completed her PGCE in Primary Education with a specialism in English in 2016.
Emma Styles - Performing Arts

Emma graduated with an English Literature and Drama degree from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2015 and completed her PGCE in Primary Education with a specialism in English in 2016.

Growing up in Hong Kong and Dubai instilled an instant passion within Emma for the international curriculum and travelling. When the opportunity arose to work in a school as impressive as NAIS Pudong, Emma knew she could not pass it up.

She began her teaching career in a small Primary school in the South East of England, teaching Year 3 and leading the History and Geography department. Due to her high level of interest towards the performing arts, Emma ran drama, choir, dance and cheer. After completing three years at the school, Emma made the exciting move to Shanghai and began working in Primary at NAIS Pudong in 2019. She thoroughly enjoys teaching students and creating a classroom that is nurturing, inspiring and focused. Emma utilises her enthusiasm towards theatre when running the Drama Club as well as in her lessons.

“At NAIS Pudong we feel that our students should leave our care with exceptional academic results while also being equipped with the skills to thrive in higher education and employment. We provide day-to-day opportunities in an internationally diverse setting, for our students to become globally minded, lifelong learners who can make a real difference in society.”
Mr. Siccardi
Head of Secondary
CREATING A LEARNING NETWORK

TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM AND AT HOME

At NAIS Pudong, we engage with the Global Campus initiatives as a whole school, ensuring our Early Years, Primary and Secondary students get insights and participate developing their global awareness along with their 67,000 classmates across the world.
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TEACHER QUALITY

Great schools are made up of great teachers, which is why we at NAIS Pudong recruit the world's best. It doesn’t stop with recruitment; we provide training with world-leading institutions to create outstanding professional development opportunities.

At NAIS Pudong:

We provide best-in-class professional development with world-leading organisations such as Juilliard and MIT. 

We are an organisation championing equality, diversity, and inclusion for all employees with strong links to UNICEF to highlight global issues for students and staff. 

Nord Anglia Education staff can pursue their master’s degree through our exclusive programme with King’s College London.

Last year, our teachers completed more than 800 courses on Nord Anglia University, keeping them up to date on the latest advancements and techniques and ensuring they provide the best possible classroom instruction.

We offer career development opportunities such as the Middle Leadership Programme (MLP) and Aspiring Principal Leadership Programme (APLP) to identify and develop key talent across Nord Anglia Education through global career pathways. 

Our performance management process offers employees ongoing developmental feedback and opportunities to discuss career aspirations.
 

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT

Our teachers are held to the highest global standards, with ongoing reviews and assessments to ensure your child receives an outstanding international education.

Our global Education team drives success in academics, quality assurance and accreditation, through safeguarding best practice across our school. This means our teaching standards at Northbridge are second to none.
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Children learn best when they're happy, and our teachers are at the heart of ensuring this is a reality in every one of our schools. We shape young lives – and you can be part of it.
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