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  • Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    VSE - Secondary

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    Graduation 2020

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    Monika Howes

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    Nursery class at BSG

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery class at BSG

Jean Kingham

Jean Kingham, Head of EAL (Primary)

Head of EAL (Primary)

I started working with EAL children after my degree in Applied Linguistics and Language teaching and have led EAL (English as an Additional Language) teams in three other International Schools – Bangkok Patana School in Thailand, The British International School Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and The British School Warsaw in Poland.  In the two latter schools, I was Head of Inclusion overseeing the provision for both EAL and SEN (Special Educational Needs).

I embarked on my Masters in Special Education to better understand the murky overlap between EAL and Learning Differences.  This was an exciting professionally journey for me as I unpicked and discovered the myriad connections and styles of processing made by the complicated human brain.  However, my dissertation brought me back to the field of EAL and tools in identifying an EAL child who presents with a learning difference.

In my free time, I enjoy visiting new places and trying new cuisines often picking up ideas for my own cooking which I also enjoy.  I am married to Louis Bezodis – a teacher in Secondary and we have two sons, both at University in the UK.   I am very excited about getting to know Guangzhou and then China – a country that I have long had a fascination for.  I am trying to learn Mandarin which is not easy but it helps me to have more empathy for my students.