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  • A British International School

    Providing a premium, personalised education for your child

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  • Academic Success for All

    Your child will benefit from the rigour of a British education combined with the finest international curricula

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  • Creative, Engaging, Respected

    Our teaching staff have extensive experience of British and international teaching, inspiring your child

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  • International outlook

    With friends from around the world and an international curricula, your child will become a global citizen

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  • Join Us

    We would love to show you how we can support your child achieve more than they thought was possible

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  • Our active school community

    There is always a buzz about school, with a variety of events and activities, our community is always busy!

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Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team is here to ensure that every experience at NAISAK is true to the standards of excellence that we are committed to delivering.

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    Dave Pontich

    Principal

    Dave Pontich

    I was born and raised in Windsor, Canada’s southernmost city, where I earned a Business degree with Honours before moving to Australia where I completed a teaching qualification and worked at an independent school in Melbourne.  Afterwards, I taught for nearly three years in the UK before returning to Canada where I completed an MA Economics.  

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    Nicholas Jefferson

    Head of Primary

    Nicholas Jefferson

    I have enjoyed a diverse and rewarding career, which has included the headship of five schools both in the UK and internationally. I have also held a variety of leadership roles within the primary sector. As both a teacher and head teacher, I set extremely high standards for the children under my care and they have achieved some outstanding results. I have been fortunate to work in various countries abroad including Thailand, Egypt and Mexico. 

    During the last five years I have been working in a school in Tower Hamlets, London as a lead consultant and coordinator for literacy; my specialty being the implementation of ‘Talk for Writing’. This has involved working alongside teachers, improving and developing practice and the progress of children in literacy. I have always been passionate about teaching and the continued pursuit of excellence. 

     

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    Elizabeth Westwood

    Deputy Head of Primary

    Elizabeth Westwood

    My name is Elizabeth and I have been living in Shanghai for the last 6 years with my husband, Joseph. I grew up in Oldbury, a small town on the edge of Birmingham, where I sang in the Church Choir and was a Girls’ Brigade leader. I was a life guard at University and I also qualified as a swimming teacher. Before living in China I lived and worked in Oman as well as in the UK. I love teaching and helping children experience new things. I have been lucky enough to teach in both Primary and Secondary schools and last year had very different experiences teaching both EAL in Year 1 and Theory of Knowledge to Year 13.

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    Libby Tremere

    Director of Sport and Communication

    Libby Tremere

    I was born in Chester in the North West of England however I went to school in North Wales, just across the border.  After gaining A levels in English, History and Law I went on to Loughborough University to study Physical Education, Sports Science and Social Science.  I had known from an early age I wanted to teach Physical Education so I stayed at Loughborough for a fourth year where I gained my PGCE in PE and English.  I secured a job quickly to work in a school chosen by the UK Government to become one of the first establishments to get Sports College status. With this brought lots of funding and opportunities as well as support from a network of schools that grew from 11 to 450 in just a few years.  I soon found myself leading developments within school and across the county I worked in and it wasn’t long before I gained a promotion and then moved away from Burleigh to seek new opportunities.

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    Lydie Gonzales

    Head of Secondary School

    Lydie Gonzales

    From a very young age, I remember being passionate about making discoveries, and therefore, learning. This aspect of my personality rendered the choice of what field to study a very difficult one: I wanted to be a teacher and a journalist. Luckily, my parents understood and respected my ambitions, and unfailingly supported me towards reaching my goals. After high school, I enroled in an Institute of Political Sciences where I studied Geopolitics, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Economics, Sociology, Political Theories and History. Upon completing the four-year degree in an intensive three years, I studied Educational Sciences for one year and then moved to the UK to complete a Masters in International Relations at the School of Politics at the University of Nottingham. After another enriching year of studies and with my Masters completed successfully, the invaluable opportunity to study for the PGCE and become a fully-qualified teacher from the British education system crossed my path. I pursued it with eagerness. 

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