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Francis Burgess

Francis Burgess

Year 4 Cranes Class Teacher

I qualified at age twenty after successfully completing my degree in education from Roehampton University in London. This year will be my seventh year of teaching. I started my career in a one-form entry school in London as the Year 5 teacher. I then lived in Melbourne, Australia for one year working as a supply teacher. For the past three years, I have been the Year 3 leader and Literacy leader of learning in a four-form entry international school in Qatar, the Middle East. I have just completed a Masters degree in International Education from King’s College London.

I am very excited to join the BSB Sanlitun team! I cannot wait to explore Beijing (and China!) and begin the next chapter of my adventure.

I was born and raised in the quiet suburbs of London, England. I grew up in a family of six where I was the eldest child. I was given the responsibility of caring for my siblings from a reasonably young age and I believe this led to my decision to become a teacher.

Outside of work, I am a keen sportsman. This year I have played for my local 11-a-side football team as well as playing 7-a-side regularly with work colleagues. I love all things technological and would be lost without my computer but I often give them all up to relax with a good book. I am an adventurous soul and have always wanted to see the world and I am very lucky to be able to travel.

What the students say

"Mr Burgess is a fair teacher."

"Mr Burgess is very funny, he can be silly in class but also serious. He makes learning fun!"

"Mr Burgess is an interesting teacher. I like to listen to his stories and he makes me feel like I am good at things."