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Staff Profile: Thomas Hitchings

Thomas Hitchings

Physical Education Teacher / Head of School Community Activities Programme / Head of Swimming

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.

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Education with honours in Education with Secondary Physical Education from Lancaster University and is currently studying a Masters of Education Degree in Athletic Administration and Sports Management. Thomas is a keen sportsman and has enjoyed many years as a competitive cyclist and endurance athelete. Currently Thomas is a competitive Olympic distance triathlete but can also be found playing and listening to music and enjoying travel when time allows.


"Mr Hitchings is always very informative."

"He always makes me push to be better at everything and makes me believe that I can do things even when I think I can’t."


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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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