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Steve O'Leary

Stephen O'Leary

Year 5 Group Leader, Year 5 Kookaburras Class Teacher

Steve O'Leary
BEd German, Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership



I have worked as a primary school teacher since qualifying with a Bachelor of Education from Mary Immaculate University in Limerick, Ireland. The majority of my experience lies as a KS2 class teacher. I also spent two years working as a specialised learning support teacher. Prior to commencing the Year 5 Group Leader position in August 2020, I had led the PE department here since August 2018, as 'Head of PE'.

I believe learning is a lifelong process and I am always keen to develop my skills and knowledge. Since my undergraduate degree, I have been conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership from the National University of Ireland Maynooth. This aided me when taking on various leadership roles in my school such as becoming a mentor to newly qualified teachers (NQTs). I also have received a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin. In 2021, I completed the Nord Anglia Middle Leadership Programme. 

In my spare time I like to keep active. Going to the gym and tennis are all great ways to say fit in Beijing. I am a huge Liverpool FC fan which has meant that I have found myself getting up at 3am to watch live football matches here. I love to travel and living in China has allowed me to explore places that I never dreamed I would visit.

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The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun
Primary Campus

5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District

The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun
Early Years Campus

5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District
100027, China

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