Neil Bewley is the Head of Secondary Physical Education, having joined BISS Puxi in August 2018. Neil started his teaching career in 2002 at The English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College in Hartlepool where he gained experience as a teacher of Physical Education and Head of Year. In 2006, he and his wife Elizabeth, who is also teaching at BISS in the Primary School, moved to Shanghai to teach at Dulwich College in Pudong. Neil gained valuable experience teaching in an international school as the Head of Junior School Physical Education and Head of House. He thoroughly enjoyed life in the international school community and the travel and cultural opportunities on offer. Neil then returned to English Martyrs School as the Director of Physical Education and Sport where he was also lead practitioner for GCSE Physical Education. Ten years and two children later, James 8 and Betty 7, the exceptional opportunities on offer in Shanghai for the whole family were too hard to resist and the Bewleys look forward to their return as a family of four.
Neil enjoys a variety of sports and has competed at county level in football, athletics, cross country and golf. He still enjoys recreational sport and trying to keep fit, but his most recent love has been coaching his local junior football club where his son James has played for the past two years.