An opportunity to explore what a British education looks like for students aged 1-18 on our South Lake Campus, with a range of activities led by our teachers. Register your interest today!

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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.

    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.

    VSE - Secondary

  • Activity & Responsibility

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

    Graduation 2020

  • Highest Quality Staff

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

    Monika Howes

  • 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

David Barton

Year 3 Teacher & Maths Lead

BA (hons), MA, PGCE

My teaching career began in 2007 when I trained to become an EAL teacher. Prior to teaching I was a marketing manager with a specialism in graphic design. I joined BSG in 2009 as an EAL teacher and from then I qualified as mainstream classroom teacher. I have taught different age groups, however, I have primarily been based within Key Stage Two Primary. Though I love teaching all subjects, my main passion lies in all things maths and I was previously Head of Primary Maths for the Primary school. I am a member of several teaching and learning associations including the Chartered Institute of Teaching, Mathematics Association, Association of Teacher of Mathematics and the British Educational Research Association.

I believe that children are at the centre of everything we do and knowing more about them and how they learn, is vital for their development. I am an avid reader of academic research and I have recently achievement a Masters with Distinction qualification in International Education. 

Outside of school, most of my time is taken up with my two children, David (D4) and Myles. Aside from my children, my main passion lies in listening to music, regardless of the genre. As well, I recently began to learn the ukulele and though I am not a talented musician, I love playing it. I also love all things sport, though my best footballing days are certainly in the past. Living in China allows great opportunities to explorer and see new things, but most importantly try new food. I am lucky to live in a place with such vast amount of delicious food, especially all the different noodles!