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Staff Profiles: Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Head of Year 10 / Biology Teacher

I studied at Exeter University, gaining a BSc (Hons) in Biosciences. Soon after I completed my PGCE at Sussex University. Both of my parents were teachers and I knew I was drawn towards the profession. I have taught in the UK for 6 years at a State Comprehensive in the South of England that was deemed ‘Outstanding in all areas’ in 2013. I have also helped to run Duke of Edinburgh Award and coached sports teams.

I have always been a great fan of travel and want to experience different cultures around the World, and I am thankful that teaching has allowed me to do this in Thailand. I moved here in 2015 with my partner, also a teacher, and have thoroughly enjoyed being at St Andrews and living in Bangkok. St Andrews International School Bangkok has a unique family feel that I have not experienced in a school before, which is what makes it such a great place to study and work.

In my spare time I am a keen diver and photographer, two pursuits for which Thailand has plenty to explore. In the past I have also been involved in conservation projects and would like to start to get involved with conservation at St Andrews. One of my biggest passions is music, both listening and playing, mostly piano, guitar, bass and ukulele. I have been so impressed with the music the students produce at St Andrews, what I have heard has been of a really high standard.

I have always been a great believer in student progress, not just academic! While at St Andrews I will be encouraging students to “Give It A Go” so that they experience as much of what St Andrews has to offer as possible!!



“Mr Rich, I wish I could have all my lessons with you!!”

“I like how you don’t just make us learn, you make us think!!”