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Staff Profile: Laurie Ashwell

Laurie Ashwell

English Teacher

MSc in Learning and Teaching, University of Oxford, UK 

National Award for SEN Coordination, Middlesex University, UK 

PGCE Secondary English, King’s College London, UK 

BA English, Queen Mary, University of London, UK  


Laurie joined BIS in August 2022. He has taught English in the UK in both grammar and comprehensive schools. Prior to this, Laurie taught English in a private secondary school in Japan, where he lived for almost ten years. Before arriving at BIS, he was an English and Theory of Knowledge teacher at an IB school in Dubai. Laurie is in Vietnam with his wife and two sons. He enjoys writing and is passionate about giving young people opportunities to get their writing printed and published.