Ruth Hanson is an educator and school leader with 23 years of teaching experience in education, including 13 years in Senior Leadership.
Ruth holds a Masters of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education from the University of Wales, Cardiff. She is deeply committed to delivering outstanding education and care for children, their families and the colleagues she works with.
After finishing her Masters, Ruth moved with her family to London from her home in Wales, to work at one of the UK’s leading children’s centres, The Thomas Coram Centre. The Thomas Coram Centre was the UK’s first designated Early Excellence Centre and during Ruth’s seven years here she became Assistant Head of Centre, and received ‘Outstanding’ grading from OFSTED twice.
In 2009, the opportunity arose for Ruth to become an Early Years Consultant at The Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her remit, working alongside the leadership team, was to set up and develop a Children’s Centre for patients under five, their siblings and parents. The Children’s Centre was a huge success and a first for children hospitals around the world.
In 2012, Ruth joined Nord Anglia Education at The British International School in Shanghai, Puxi. For six years Ruth was part of the Senior Leadership Team at the school, developing their Early Years and Key Stage 1 departments as Assistant Head of Primary.
Ruth is now Head of Campus at Nord Anglia International Pre-School, Tai Tam and is thrilled to be work alongside NAIS HK team. Developing outstanding pre-school education and overseeing the ASN and EAL departments across the whole school, Ruth lives in Hong Kong with her husband, Abby and their two sons, Ben and Morgan.