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Head of Secondary
Bevan started his teaching career in 1994. Before moving to China, he taught in Johannesburg South Africa as well as Dumfries in Scotland. Bevan has worked for Nord Anglia Education for many years, having joined the team at the Pudong Campus in December 2007 as Music Coordinator. During his time at the school he has been privileged to work with many students from all over the world in a range of different capacities. Bevan’s roles at NAIS Pudong have included secondary music coordinator, extended essay coordinator, IB form tutor, Extended essay supervisor, TOK coordinator, CAS advisor and IB Diploma Programme coordinator. Bevan has recently been given the fantastic opportunity of taking care of the Secondary provision and believes it is a privilege to head up our well-established Secondary School.
Bevan is a passionate IB practitioner. In addition to his roles at the school he is a member of the IB Asia Pacific Educator Network as a professional development workshop leader for Theory of Knowledge, IB Music, CAS, Approaches to Learning and Extended Essay. He also visits schools across the Asia Pacific Region as an IB Quality Assurance visiting team member providing professional feedback and guidance on provision and implementation. In his capacity as Head of Secondary he aims to apply much of this experience to ensuing that excellent academic and pastoral provision continues to be a focus of the Secondary School. The interdisciplinary, conceptual and inquiry-based approach as outlined by the IB paradigm now informs his professional practice at all levels and in all subject areas. Not only has Bevan’s involvement with the IB transformed his professional approach; he believes it has also shaped his ethical and personal values as he endeavours to cultivate and model the learner profile qualities in all spheres of his life.
In addition to his leadership role, Bevan directs the IB Choir and teaches Theory of Knowledge in Years 12 and 13. Bevan continues to actively promote the inquiry based and creative approach that is integral to the fantastic Julliard and SETAM collaborations.
Bevan is a member of the Shanghai Baroque Orchestra and is the custodian of a Flemish Single manual harpsichord. Historical music is an area in which he remains very interested and performing with the orchestra as a continuo player is another important part of his life. Bevan enjoys the cultural offerings in Shanghai and regularly attends concerts in a range of genres and styles from symphony orchestras, to chamber music as well as Chinese traditional music. As much as he enjoys Shanghai, he particularly enjoys his time spent during Christmas holidays on the Garden Route in South Africa where it is one of his great loves to spend time walking in the rainforests of Knysna.
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