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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

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  • 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

  • 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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  • News & Views

    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

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  • Get in Touch

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Specialist Teachers

Our primary specialist staff.

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    Stephen Morris

    Head of Music

    Stephen Morris

    After studying Music in Cambridge, U.K. (Anglia Ruskin University) and in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (Lebanon Valley College) – Stephen was offered a fully funded place on an accelerated programme to qualify as a Teacher of Music. He spent several years teaching at a very high performing school in Cambridge, in addition to working as a freelance musician and composer. He moved to Shanghai two years ago to lead and develop an Expressive Arts programme at an international school here. He is passionate about engaging young people in active music-making, and has worked on several innovative research projects in partnership with The Faculty of Education (Cambridge) exploring the impact that new technology has had on teaching music. BISS Puxi has an outstanding reputation that reaches far beyond Shanghai, and he is extremely excited to be joining such a highly successful and vibrant music department. He looks forward to working with the gifted musicians at BISS, and to developing our partnership with Juilliard which affords our students incredible opportunities unique to Nord Anglia schools.

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  • Stephen Davies

    Stephen Davies

    Music Teacher

    Stephen Davies

    Stephen completed his B.Mus. (Performance) in jazz improvisation at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University in Australia before going on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance and later a Graduate Diploma in Education at the same university. 

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  • Cindy De Borger

    Dutch Teacher

    Cindy De Borger

    Cindy graduated from the University of Ghent in Belgium.  She has a Master’s in Political and Social Sciences and specialised in Communication Sciences.  She chased her childhood dream and afterwards gained a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.  After several teaching assignments in Key Stage 1 and 2, she started teaching Dutch to non-native adult speakers.  

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    Irene Dekker

    Head of Dutch School Shanghai

    Irene Dekker

    After finishing her Bachelor of Education Irene worked at various primary schools in Rotterdam before working as a classteacher on a secondary school for children with special educational needs.

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  • Anne van Bussel

    Anne van Bussel

    Primary Dutch Teacher

    Anne van Bussel

    In 2012 Anne graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Fontys University of Applied Sciences in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. During the third year of her studies Anne discovered her passion for teaching in an international setting when completing an internship in Sydney, Australia. Right after graduating she started working as a class teacher at an international primary school in the Netherlands, which she enjoyed very much for six years. During this time she had the opportunity to work with students from different backgrounds and gained experience with bilingual education.

     

    In 2018 Anne received her Master’s degree in Educational Theory at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg, the Netherlands and decided to start a new chapter of her career in Shanghai. Anne aims to provide a caring and positive learning environment and supports students to achieve their potential. She values student ownership in the classroom and encourages students to become confident world citizens who are resilient and respecting of cultural differences. 

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  • Thomas Hitchings

    Thomas Hitchings

    Physical Education Teacher / Head of School Community Activit...

    Thomas Hitchings

    Thomas is the Head of the British International School Community Activities Programme (BISCAP), a PE Teacher and Head Swimming Coach of the BISS Lions Swimming Team.  He has been at BISS Puxi since 2010.  Thomas has had many roles in his eleven 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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  • David May

    David May

    PE Teacher

    David May

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

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  • Natasha Manley

    Natasha Manley

    PE Teacher

    Natasha Manley

    Natasha has been teaching for 5 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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