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Kate Bayford

Kate Bayford

Humanities Teacher

BA (Hons) Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge

PGCE Secondary Geography, University of Gloucestershire

Kate got a first taste of teaching overseas volunteering in rural Kenya. Her first post was at a rural comprehensive school in Gloucestershire, after which she took up her first international teaching post at a well-regarded British International School in Brunei Darussalam, Borneo. During her time in Brunei, Kate was promoted to Head of Geography, leading a large department and teaching IGCSE, A-Level and the IB Diploma Programme. During this time she also completed her international middle leadership qualification. 

As someone who loves learning herself, Kate’s main motivator in teaching is to foster curiosity in the physical world and the many intricate and delicate relationships we have with it. She sees the experiences of the past as integral to understanding the world in the present. She has the ambition that her students will take an active role in maintaining this balance as true global citizens. Kate firmly believes in an education that encourages hands on learning through fieldwork and experiences outside of the classroom.

Outside work Kate enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits as well as crafting projects and painting. She also enjoys singing at every available opportunity. She feels incredibly fortunate to have been able to travel widely to see geography in action, from glacier hiking in New Zealand to diving in South East Asia’s coral reefs.