I have been teaching since 2001 and joined St. Andrews in 2008. In the past I have worked in international schools in Moscow and Bangkok, as well as in London, where I grew up. I have worked in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and have been a subject leader for personal, social, health and citizenship education for most of that time. My Learning & Life subject leader position allows me to develop these aspects of education at St. Andrews as well as work on how we can give our students vital transferable thinking and learning skills.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Politics at Southampton University, I wanted a job that was lively and interesting and felt primary school teaching would fit the bill. Teaching has certainly turned out to be both – educating children and seeing them develop is a rewarding and fascinating task. I completed my PGCE at London South Bank University. I recently finished a MSc in Education for Sustainability, also with South Bank. This course has allowed me to develop my thinking about education further and consider how to teach more effectively for the challenges and opportunities our children will face in the future.
I chose teaching internationally because of the opportunity it gives me to learn about people and places across the world. Bangkok is a fantastic place to be based if you like to travel, but I also enjoy being in Thailand with all its delicious food! My hobbies include tennis, swimming and diving. I live close to school, with my wife, and have the responsibility of two quite naughty cats!
I enjoy teaching the topic-based curriculum here and working with a friendly team of teachers. The students are first rate, as they are hardworking, curious and polite – making them a pleasure to teach.
“Mr. Ewen you have made my Maths lessons especially fun.”
“Mr. Ewen, thank you for teaching me this year it has been a fantastic time!”