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Reception Department

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    Laura Tara Cooke

    Reception Class Teacher & Year Leader

    Laura Tara Cooke

    Laura knew she wanted to be a teacher after her first day at school at just four years of age. She delights in the opportunity to inspire a lifelong love of learning in all children from the moment they start school. One of her first experiences of teaching was at her local performing arts school, where she helped run the Early Years classes in singing, dancing and acting. Laura graduated with a 2:1 in Contemporary History and Politics from the University of Leicester in 2011. It was here that Laura discovered Cheerleading, competing at a national level and performing at the Leicester Tigers’ and Walker’s stadiums. She trained as a Cheerleading Coach whilst completing her PGCE in Lower Primary Education (3-7 years) at the University of Cumbria in 2012.

    She has worked in various schools in the English Lake District National Park ever since, and enjoyed running Cheerleading clubs in all of them. Most of Laura’s 6 years of teaching experience has been in Early Years however her most recent role as Head of PE meant she was able to work across her infant school, as well as support other schools in the local community. She likes to contribute to the wider world and spent last summer delivering training to teachers in deprived areas of India. This spurred her interest in moving abroad to teach.

    Laura was very excited to come across the vacancy at BISS Puxi and enjoys living in Shanghai. She was Year 1 Leader last year and has now made the move to Reception Year Leader.

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  • Chloe Stevens

    Chloe Stevens

    Reception Class Teacher

    Chloe Stevens

    Chloe graduated from the University of Derby with a BA degree in Early Childhood Studies in 2015. Whilst at university, she undertook a study abroad year in Belgium, teaching in an international school in Year One. Chloe also moved to the USA on two occasions during the summer months to support a children’s summer sports camp, taking on various roles such as teaching swimming and sailing. Her time in America allowed her to work with children of all ages and from a variety of different backgrounds. In 2016, Chloe qualified as a teacher specialising in EYFS at Sheffield Hallam University. Starting her career, teaching a Reception class in Derby. Chloe then decided to move to Dubai, UAE where she taught Reception for two years. These experiences have given her a solid understanding of the EYFS curriculum and how to effectively support children with English as an additional language.

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  • Ryan King

    Ryan King

    Reception Class Teacher

    Ryan King

    Before venturing to BISS Puxi in the summer of 2019, Ryan spent the last ten years in England working predominantly in the Early Years sector across a number of different primary schools, two local authorities, NHS, Sure Start and private childcare providers. In 2019 he decided to challenge himself to apply his experiences and expertise to entirely new cultures and ways of life

    After completing a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Nottingham Trent University in 2008, Ryan delivered curriculum P.E. across two different primary schools for 18 months, securing coaching qualifications in football, athletics, and gym instruction along the way.

    Following this, he secured a role in 2010 managing an Early Years project for two local authorities, NHS, and Sure Start - representing a multitude of agencies, with the Local Service Level Agreement of ‘facilitating the physiological, psychological and social development of children in the Early Years’; Within this role in 2012 Ryan produced a document entitled ‘Early Years Physical Development Guide’ that was disseminated amongst hundreds of professionals and families across Leicestershire, detailing the

    significance of Early Years development and the intricate links between physical development and cognitive development.

    In 2012 Ryan studied for a PGCE at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, and has since worked at over 30 schools across Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, generally deployed in the role of improving standards within a school’s EYFS unit over a short period of time, putting strategies and structures in place that could still be maintained after he had moved on to a different school.

    In his final role in England, Ryan worked alongside a group of partner schools to try and facilitate a smooth transition into the new Early Years Curriculum, and accompanying Ofsted framework, (due to be implemented in 2020/21), as well as preparing to pilot the new statutory F2 baseline in 2019/20, a year prior to it becoming statutory in 2020/21.

    Furthermore, as well as leading Early Years, Ryan has taught in Years one through to six, and has been a subject leader for EAL, R.E. and Modern Foreign Languages, even briefly securing a job lecturing French and English language for North Notts College between teaching roles.

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  • Kirstie Chilvers

    Kirstie Chilvers

    Reception Class Teacher

    Kirstie Chilvers

    Kirstie graduated with a BA (Hons) in Education from Leeds Trinity and All Saints University, UK in 2009. Kirstie worked for 6 years in a Primary School in Leeds, teaching across all of the Key Stages and in Early Years. During these 6 years, Kirstie held the roles of Reception Year Leader and RE Co-ordinator in a Catholic Primary School. After taking a year out of teaching to travel the world, Kirstie then decided to challenge herself again and try teaching abroad. She first moved to Shanghai in the August of 2016 to teach at NAIS Pudong.

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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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