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Chris Pooley


Head of Primary / Head of Pastoral Care / Year 5 Teacher

After a successful career in Leisure Industry Management, Chris reskilled and gained a BEd (Hons) in Primary Education from the University of Plymouth St Mark and St John. He has previously taught in Cornwall (England) and internationally in Thailand where he held the position of Deputy Head of School.

Throughout my career I have taught a range of different year levels in very different contexts. I have always been interested in educators knowing their pupils as individuals and adapting their teaching to cater for the needs of all children in their care, in order to maximize learning. As well as a strong child centered approach my other passion is the wellbeing of staff.

As a proud Cornishman, my main hobbies are rugby and surfing.  Although it seems to be much more watching rugby than playing at the moment. I love exploring the fantastic opportunities the Philippines has to offer and live in Manila with my wife, Judi and daughter, Aishena