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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.

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

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

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In conversation with...Mr. Russell

Our new Head of Secondary offers learning advice and discusses his vision.

  • BSG Garry Russell, Head of Secondary

Why have you chosen to work in the field of education?  

When I was a student at school, to be honest, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Even when I went to university, I wasn’t sure even after I achieved a degree in Geography. I did know that being at school was my chief passion, which I enjoyed greatly. As a student, I realised that I might quite like being a teacher, therefore when I finished my degree I went to find out more about teacher training. It sounded quite interesting, and ever since, I’ve continued loving being at school. So, I went into the field of education because of two reasons: I like the school environment more than anything else, and I also love learning. 

What experiences have you had prior to BSG that helped you in your current role? 

I had lots of experiences in the field of education. This is my fourth head teacher role: Additionally, I have taken other roles such as Head of Department, head of year, and a teacher as well! I think that these experiences in schools helped to make me understand the ways that schools function. I think my other experiences in life have also been useful: I travel a lot, and I have lots of hobbies, which helps me to put learning into context.  

What were your first impressions of BSG? 

A lovely school! It struck me as a beautiful campus, and a very welcoming community.  The staff, teachers, and students are all amazing. Also, I thought that Mr. Thomas was an excellent Principal. 

What is your vision for BSG?

I don’t have a vision, and I don’t think I should have one, because for me it is of the upmost importance that the whole community has a vision of the school that we all agree on. So, to answer your question, my vision is that we get together- students, parents, teachers, senior leaders,- and we agree the goals that we want to achieve as a school. 

What do you find most impressive about BSG?

The students. For example, the fact that they have the confidence to come here to interview me with such great questions is very, very inspiring. What impresses me the most, without a doubt, is the maturity and the high level of engagement of the students, along with the fact that they are able to have fun at the same time. 

What advice do you have for BSG students? 

Definitely enjoy life and take every opportunity that comes your way, whether it’s 6am swimming, the great experiences in the classroom, or camping for the International Award. Be open-minded! There’re so many events going on in this school- I think that if I were young again, I would want to go to this school and get involved in everything. 



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