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EMERGENCY NOTICE
  • 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.

    Global Choir

  • Activity & Responsibility

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

    BSG Graduating Class of 2017

  • Highest Quality Staff

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

    Hollie Slaughter

  • 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

Catherine Hathaway

Year 1 Teacher

After completing a BSc in Ecology and then an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Leeds, I followed my passions for the outdoors and education to become a Field Studies Instructor on the Isle of Wight, UK. This is where I met Kieren McGill, my husband. 

Working with children on the Isle of Wight was thoroughly enjoyable and confirmed for me that I wanted to pursue a teaching career and so I completed my PGCE in Primary Education at the University of Southampton. My first teaching job was in a rural school in Hampshire teaching a mixed Year 1 and 2 class, and leading Science across the school. I worked there for three years.

Kieren and I then took jobs at British International School, Phuket, Thailand, where we developed a love for international education. I was Year Leader for Year 1 and enjoyed three wonderful years there as a Y1 teacher and Science Leader. After the birth of our first daughter we moved back to Sheffield, UK and have been here for the past 7 years, adding another daughter to our family.

Over this last seven years I have worked at lovely multi-cultural school in Sheffield, teaching Year 2 for three years and Early Years for the last four. I have led the school in Assessment, Curriculum Development and Maths. I have also been working as an Early Years Maths Consultant, working with a number of schools across Sheffield and South Yorkshire to improve their maths provision and capacity for leadership. My passion is working in the classroom with children, helping to extend their thinking whilst also having fun and I can’t wait to start work at British School of Guangzhou.

Outside of school I love to spend time with family and friends. I've loved being part of a community choir in Sheffield – for the sense of belonging and friendship it brings rather than my singing voice! I love to swim and run and walk and have recently started Pilates.

As a family we are very excited to be starting at British School of Guangzhou. I am really looking forward to meeting my new class and becoming part of the BSG family and wider community.