Examinations Officer,Head of Key Stage 3
Qualifications: TeachFirst – Geography PGCE, NQT at Canterbury Christ Church University. Geography BA at University College London.
Previous Teaching Experience: Amy has 11 years teaching experience in both British and International Schools. She worked in East London and Brunei prior to joining the ABCIS and held the position of Head of Year 8 in her London school.
Present Responsibilities: Amy has worked for The ABCIS for 6 years as a Geography teacher and was formerly Head of Humanities. This year Ms Amy is the Head of Key Stage 3 and is a member of the Green Team Aspects Group.
Head of School Standards, Assessment and Pupil Performance/ History Teacher
Qualifications: B.A (Hons) History, Ancient History and Archaeology, Trinity College Dublin (1992), Higher Diploma of Education, Trinity College Dublin (1994), QTS UK (all Primary and Secondary Schools), Level 2 Qualified School Inspector (all UK and international)
Previous Teaching Experience: Ian has 23 years teaching experience in both Primary and Secondary areas and 13 in management and leadership. He worked at schools in Dublin (Ireland) and South London (UK) for 6 years before arriving in Vietnam. He has held a number of middle and senior management roles throughout his career.
Present Responsibilities: Ian has a broad range of responsibilities within the school which extend from Nursery at the beginning of Primary to Year 13 at the end of Secondary. These include data analysis, reporting and advising about student performance to drive academic improvement, responsibility for child protection, admissions and health and safety management throughout the school, monitoring and advising on improvements in a range of different areas throughout the various key stages. He was the evaluator of evidence for the ABCIS during inspection by UK Department of Education inspectors in 2013, an inspection in which the ABCIS received an “Outstanding” rating as a British School Overseas. Ian has a leading role in the organisation and editing of school promotional materials such as ‘Connect’ magazine. He also teaches History to Year 9, runs the Model United Nations at the ABC international School and is leading the creation of the Parent’s Advisory Group.
Science & Physics Teacher/ Head of Key Stage 4
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Trent Polytechnic Nottingham, UK. PGCE Physics and Science, Nottingham University, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience: Stephen has over 20 years of teaching experience. He has taught in three different schools in the UK, has leadership experience as a Head of Science in two of them and additionally as an Assistant Headteacher in a large secondary school.
Present Responsibilities: Stephen is currently Head of Science at the ABCIS and teaches Physics to Years 10 to 13. He is a member of the Sharing Good Practice Aspects Group.
Head of Secondary/ Maths Teacher
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), The University of Birmingham. PGCE, The University of Cambridge
Previous Teaching Experience: Steve spent 10 years working in the UK in city comprehensive schools in Cambridge, Derbyshire and Nottingham before moving to the UAE to support educational reform in Abu Dhabi. He then spent 2 years working in local government schools training Principals and Vice Principals in school improvement before moving to the British International School Abu Dhabi as the Head of Academic Studies. He spent three years there helping set up the Secondary school, overseeing the school application to become an IB World School, managing the curriculum, reporting and assessment and the tracking of student progress.
Present Responsibilities: Steve currently teaches Year 12 and 13 Statistics as well as being the Head of Secondary, writing the whole school timetable and managing the Secondary curriculum. He is a member of the Future Directions Aspects group which is investigating how we improve the school’s use of the technological advances available.
Chemistry Teacher/ Tutor of 7A
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, The University of Portsmouth, UK; PGCE Science, The University of Exeter, UK
Previous Teaching Experience: Andrew has 6 years of teaching experience. Previous to his position at the ABCIS he worked in an independent boy's school in Guernsey in the Channel Islands, and in a large comprehensive school near Peterborough, England. Andrew enjoys a wide range of sports, and has coached a successful school rugby team.
Present Responsibilities: Andrew is a member of the House Competition Aspects Group, and runs the Crossword ECA.
Biology & General Science/ Head of Year 10
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Physiology and Sports Science, University of Leeds; PGCE Secondary Science QTS, University of Sussex
Previous Teaching Experience: Mr. Grant is in his 14th year of teaching having started in Brighton in the UK and has since been teaching in international schools in the Middle-East and Kenya before moving to Vietnam last year. Mr. Grant has taught all three sciences with his specialism being Biology.
Present Responsibilities: Grant is Head of Year 9 and is chairing the Sharing Good Practice Aspects group. He will also be leading one of the swimming ECAs.
Economic/ Business Studies/ Tutor of 13A
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Business Studies, PGCE Business and Economics, University College London, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience: Alun has been teaching Business Studies and Economics for over 10 years in the UK, Thailand, China and Vietnam. He commenced his teaching role after a successful commercial career in the retail and leisure industries. As well as being passionate and enthusiastic teacher Alun is a qualified scuba diving instructor and technical diver.
Present Responsibilities: Alun is the form Tutor for Year 12. He helps run the Model United Nations ECA and is a part of the Vision and Ethos Aspect group
Head of MFL
Nationality: : French
Qualifications: B.A. English (Foreign Language, Literature and Culture), Sorbonne University Paris, France. PGCE Modern Foreign Languages (French and German), Goldsmiths University, London, UK
Previous Teaching Experience: Antoine is an enthusiastic teacher with 8 years of teaching experience in London. He has taught French from Y7 to Y13, German and Spanish up to GCSE level. He also recently taught Spanish at Primary level. Antoine led an MFL department for 2 years and he also enjoyed training new teachers over the past 4 years. He is a fervent believer that languages are the best way to deepen our understanding of other people and societies and has sought to stimulate his students' interest and broaden their horizons. Antoine is a member of the Green Team Aspects group and runs the ABCIS Secondary Table Tennis Club every Tuesday.
Primary PE Teacher
Nationality: : Greek
Qualification: MSc Health Promotion, King's College London, UK BA (Hons) Physical Education QTS, De Montfort University, UK
Previous teaching Experience: Narsisa taught for 5 years at Queen's Gate School, an independent all-girls school in South Kensington, London. She then moved to Qatar and taught at Sherborne Qatar School for 2 years. Narsisa is an enthusiastic teacher who is keen to develop a positive attitude towards Physical Education. Her aim is to promote healthy and active lifestyles and to allow all children to shine in activities in and outside of the classroom.
Present responsibilities: Narsisa is a member of the House Aspects Group and is running Football, Basketball and Fitness Extra-Curricular activities.
Email: narsisachamelo @theabcis.com
EAL Teacher/ Tutor of 7E
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Modern Foreign Languages (German and French), University of Central Lancashire, Preston UK. PGCE Modern Foreign Languages (German and French), University of Sunderland UK. Certification to teach English as Foreign Language.
Previous Teaching Experience: Emma started teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Poland in 2000 and then in Japan and Germany. After returning to the UK to teach German and French she then moved to Kuwait to teach French, German and English. Later she worked in Fujairah, UAE which was followed by another career opportunity to teach French, German and Travel & Tourism in Al Ain, UAE, where she held the positions of Head of the House System and Head of Extra-Curricular Activities.
Present Responsibilities:Emma currently teaches EAL in the secondary school and runs a German Language Club for students in Years 7 – 13. She is now a member of the House Aspects Group.
Head of English
Nationality: : British
Qualifications: BA (Hons.) English Language and Literature, King's College; PGCE English, University of Exeter
Previous teaching experience: Barnaby has been teaching for 10 years and has taught in both Europe and Asia. He has come from Jerudong International School, Brunei where he has been the Head of English for the last 2 years. Barnaby has an enduring passion for the English language and its wonderful variety of literature, and believes that the best part of his role is being able to share that passion with students.
Maths Teacher/ Tutor of 12N
Nationality: : British
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences, City University London; PGCE Mathematics, UCL Institute of Education
Previous teaching experience: After completing his PGCE, Anish worked in a successful voluntary aided school in North London, teaching Mathematics from Key Stages 3 to 5. As a form tutor, he supported the pastoral work of the school, including promoting the general progress and well-being of individual pupils. As well as being a committed and enthusiastic teacher, Anish enjoys a wide range of sports and is passionate about boxing and rock climbing in particular. He has 3 years of teaching experience.
Science & Chemistry Teacher/ Tutor of 11C
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Chemistry, Queen Mary and Westfield College, UK. PGCE General Science and Chemistry, King’s College London, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience: Christine taught Science for 14 years in three London schools before moving to British International School - Phuket, where she taught Science and IB Chemistry. After 2 years there she got married and moved back to her ancestral roots in Vietnam. She previously taught at BIS Vietnam and the ABCIS for three years before taking time out of teaching to raise a family.
Present Responsibilities: Christine currently teaches Science at KS3 and KS4 as well as Chemistry at KS5. She is a tutor of a Year 10 class, whose welfare and progress she will monitor this year. Christine runs a Scrabble club to encourage and help students widen their vocabulary. She is also a member of the Parent Advisory Group.
Secondary PE Teacher/ Head of Year 7
Nationality: : British
Qualifications: BA (Hons.) Sports Science and English, Loughborough University; PGCE in Secondary PE, Nottingham Trent University
Previous teaching experience: Imogen has been teaching for 3 years in Lincoln, England. She worked for one year in an outstanding PE department and school before moving to another academy in the area to take responsibility for raising attainment, confidence and motivation in girls within PE and across the school. She has also been involved in the running of several educational trips, including the International Award program.
Qualifications: BA (Hons) English and European Studies, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK.
Previous Experience: Tracey has 13 years experience as a Secondary School Librarian in the North of England. She is also the school’s Literacy Coordinator which includes activities like; organising reading promotional days, teaching students who require literacy intervention, running a journalists club, a book club and a comic creator’s club as extra-curricular activities. She has also been involved with residential trips run by the History Department.
Present Responsibilities: Tracey currently runs a Fiction Addiction ECA for secondary students and provides support for EAL and EIP students.
Secondary Art Teacher, 9S Tutor
Nationality: : British
Qualifications: BA (Hons.) Fine Art (3D), Central St. Martins, London; PGCE Art, University of Cambridge; MEd Arts, Culture, Education and Creativity, University of Cambridge
Previous teaching experience: Sarah has 6 years teaching experience, working as a Teacher of Art and Head of Art at successful schools in London and Hertfordshire. In addition to her responsibilities as a teacher, Sarah also has experience of coordinating Gifted and Talented programmes and coaching students.
Music Teacher/ Head of Performing Arts
Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (Hons), University of Wales, Cardiff. GTP Secondary Music, University of Gloucestershire. QTS UK (both Primary and Secondary)
Previous Teaching Experience: Gareth has been involved in music education for over 15 years and has been classroom teaching for 11 years. He started his teaching career as a Secondary Music teacher at Pates Grammar School (UK) where he spent 2 years as Head of KS3 Music and 1 year as acting Head of Music. He went on to splitting his time between teaching across all key stages, eventually leading the music programme for the Gloucester Schools Partnership, which encompassed over 39 primary schools. Gareth was a singing teacher at Cheltenham Senior College as well as a freelance coach for the UK's national ‘Sing Up’ programme for the South West of England.
Present Responsibilities: Gareth will be overseeing all Performance based activities for the school as well as supporting teaching across all five Key Stages. He runs several ECAs linked with Music including the Schools Orchestra. He is currently a member of the Charity and Service Aspect Group.
In May 2015, Gareth was elected onto the FOBISIA’s Executive Committee for Music. Gareth is also the Artistic Director of the International Choir and Orchestra of HCMC.
French Teacher/ Tutor of 9W
Qualifications: M.A. (Hons) French, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. PGCE (Middle Years), De Montfort University Bedford. QTS UK..
Previous Teaching Experience: Warren has over a dozen years teaching experience across a range of age groups in both Primary and Secondary. He worked at schools in London and Dorchester (England) and in Athens (Greece), teaching Years 5 and 6 as well as Secondary French and P.E. While working in London Warren held the post of P.E. Coordinator. Warren lived and worked in France before moving to Vietnam 8 years ago.
Present Responsibilities: Warren is in his sixth year at the ABCIS. He has previously taught Year 5 and Year 6 and this year will again be teaching French to KS2, KS3 and KS4 pupils. Warren is a Year 8 form tutor. He runs a tennis club for Key Stage 3 and 4 students and is a member of the House Aspects group.
Head of Maths
Qualifications: BS University of Newcastle, Australia. Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle, Australia. Bachelor of Education (Computer Education), University of New England, Australia.
Previous Teaching Experience: Bruce started teaching in 1985 and has taught for over thirty years in a number of secondary schools in Australia, and more recently at the British School in Jakarta. During this time he has held a variety of positions: Coordinator of Computing, IT and Learning Technologies in two of these schools and also as a year leader. Last year Mr Bruce held the position of Head of Year 10 at the ABCIS. Mr Bruce has also had extensive experience in the Scouting movement and has a great interest in all sports. He is an avid golfer and was formerly a representative hockey player.
Present Responsibilities: Bruce is a member of the Service and Charity Aspects Group
English & Drama/ Head of Year 11
Qualifications: BA (Hons) English and Communication Studies, University of Liverpool, UK. PGCE English and Drama, University of Manchester, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience: Hannah has been teaching for twelve years, spending the first eight years in a school in Liverpool, UK before moving to an international school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has experience of being a form tutor and organising extra-curricular activities, and was co-director of the school production while in KL. Working across all three Key Stages throughout her career, she has taught both IB and A-Level curricula in both English Language and Literature, in addition to Drama in Key Stages Three and Four.
Present Responsibilities: Hannah is Head of Year 10, co-director of the production and a member of the Sharing Good Practice Aspects Group.
Maths Teacher/ Head of Year 8
Qualifications: BA (Hons) History, Cambridge University, UK. PGCE Mathematics, The Institute of Education, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience: After completing her PGCE in London, Ms. Katie taught at a girls’ comprehensive school for 2 years in West London, where she taught mathematics across Key Stages 3 and 4. Ms. Katie then moved to Vietnam to continue her teaching career in an international setting. She has 3 years of teaching experience.
Present Responsibilities: This year Ms. Katie is Head of Year 7 and is a member of the Vision and Ethos Aspects Group. She will also be running a Destress ECA.
English and Drama Teacher/ Tutor of 8B
Nationality: : British
Qualifications: BA (Hons) English Literature, University of Westminster, UK. PGCE in English with Media and Drama, London Metropolitan University, UK.
Previous Experience: Rebecca has been teaching English, Media and Drama for a total of 8 years in the UK, Vietnam and Thailand. She also held the post of Deputy Head of Year 12 in her final year of teaching in London. She has returned this year to the ABCIS, where she had previously worked for 3 years in the Secondary English Department teaching English and Drama. During this time she also helped to co-direct a number of musical productions within the school. Rebecca is a member of The Green Team Aspects group, and is running the Production ECA.
Maths Teacher/ Tutor of 12D
Nationality: : British
Qualification: BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Manchester, UK. PGCE Secondary Mathematics, University of Brighton, UK.
Previous teaching Experience: After completing his PGCE, Daniel worked in a large comprehensive school in Crawley, teaching Mathematics from Key Stages 3 to 5. He then moved abroad, spending two years teaching IGCSE and A-level in China and 3 years teaching the IB programme in Colombia. He is passionate about fostering a sense of independence and responsibility in young people. In addition to his role in the Mathematics Department, he will be coordinating the International Award. His interests outside teaching include motorcycling, hiking and “the great outdoors”. Daniel has 7 years' teaching experience.
Present Responsibilities: Daniel is the International Award Coordinator and is a member of Sharing Good Practice Aspects Group.
Secondary Science/Biology, Tutor of 12A
Nationality: : British
Qualifications:BSc (Hons.) Natural Sciences (Biology & Anthropology), University of Durham. MA Education, University of Durham. PGCE Science (Biology), University of Durham.
Previous teaching experience: Adam has been teaching for 5 years. He has previously taught in both Leeds and Lincoln in the UK. Adam was Head of Biology during his final two years in Lincoln (UK) and was also heavily involved in educational visits, coordinating trips to Turkey, South Africa and also International Award
Head of PE
Nationality: : British
Qualifications: BSc (Hons.) Sports Science & Coaching, University of Bolton; PGCE PCET, Edge Hill University
Previous teaching experience: Rob has been teaching for 7 years. He began his career in Ipswich, UK where he worked as a Lecturer of Sports Science and had responsibility for improving teaching, learning & assessment across the college. He moved onto a renowned Sixth Form College in Birmingham, UK in 2013 where founded the Physical Education Department as Head of Physical Education. Rob has coached at successful Basketball clubs and academies in the UK culminating in an ECL or English College League victory in 2012. He is passionate about developing Rugby League playing opportunities away from the heartlands of the game. Rob has a keen interest in the use of technology to enhance learning in Physical Education
Mandarin Teacher/ Tutor of 8S
Qualifications: M.A. in English Literature, National Chung-Hsin University, Taiwan. PGCE, Keele University, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience:Stacey has more than twelve years’ experience teaching both English and Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan, Vietnam and New Zealand. She has previously taught Key Stages 1 and 2 as well as Secondary Mandarin Chinese.
Present Responsibilities: Stacey is teaching Mandarin Chinese to KS3 and KS4 pupils and is a Year 7 form tutor. She runs a Chinese painting club for KS3 students and is a member of the Green Team Aspects Group.
Maths Teacher/ Tutor of 11B
Qualifications: BSc Physics, The University of Glasgow, UK. PGCE Mathematics, The University of the West of Scotland, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience: Barry has 10 years teaching experience having taught for 4 years in the UK as well as experience teaching in South Korea and China. Barry is a member of the House Aspects group and is running a language learning ECA.
Present Responsibilities: Alongside his role within the Mathematics Department, he is a Year 10 Form Tutor
Head of ICT
Qualifications: BSc. (Hons.) Computer Science and Information Systems, Salford University, UK. PGCE ICT, Bangor University, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience: Lee has seven years of teaching experience and has worked at large secondary schools in Hampshire and Northamptonshire where he taught ICT and Computing. Over this time he has gained significant experience in curriculum development and in pastoral areas.
Present Responsibilities: Lee is the current head of ICT & Computer Science and teaches Key Stages 3,4, and 5. He is also the chair of the Future Directions Aspect Group and runs the Roleplaying Games club for Year 9 to Year 13.
Business Studies Teacher/ Tutor of 10B
Qualifications: BA Business Administration, Strathclyde University, UK , Diploma in Secondary Teaching, Hamilton Teacher’s College, New Zealand
Previous Teaching Experience: Barbara completed teacher training in New Zealand and has 18 years’ experience as a specialist teacher of Accounting, Business Studies and Economics. She has taught in both the public and private sectors of education and was a Head of Department and a Boarding House Director at a leading co-educational school in New Zealand. Barbara also has a wide range of business experience and prior to entering the teaching profession she held management positions with large companies in the UK and owned and operated her own business.
Present Responsibilities: Barbara is currently teaching Business Studies & Economics.
History Teacher/ Tutor of 8V
Nationality: : British
Qualifications: MA Education, Roehampton University. PGCE History, Institute of Education London, UK. BA Ancient History, King's College London, UK.
Previous teaching experience: After completing a PGCE Vicki went on to teach at a large comprehensive school in South London. She has a total of 6 years of experience. She established a Classics department at the school and was Deputy Head of History teaching all secondary year groups. She has a tremendous passion for History inside and outside the classroom and is excited about working at the ABCIS.
Present Responsibilities:Vicki is offering a Latin and Ancient History club as an ECA and is a member of the Charity and Service Aspects group.
Psychology Teacher, Head of Humanities
Nationality: : British
Qualifications: BSc (Hons.) Psychology, St. Mary’s University, Twickenham; PGCE Psychology, University of Wolverhampton; MA Education. St. Mary’s University, Twickenham
Previous teaching experience: Roisin has 6 years teaching experience in London. She established a Psychology department in her second school, where she was Head of Psychology for 3 years. She was also Head of Charities and Fundraising for this school.
Design Teachnology & Art/ Tutor of 9D
Qualifications: BSc (Hons.) Industrial Product Design, Aston University. PGCE Design Technology, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Previous Teaching Experience: David has eight years of teaching experience at a secondary school in Birmingham, England. He taught Design Technology from Key Stage 3 up to Key Stage 5 and has also taught a range of other subjects including Art at Key Stage 3.
Present Responsibilities: David is the tutor of 11D and is a member of the Vision and Ethos Aspect Group. He is running the Cricket ECA.
Design & Technology Teacher & ECA Coordinator
Nationality: New Zealander
Qualifications: BSc. Botany, Otago University. Dip. in Landscape Architecture, L. A. Lincon University. Dip Ed. Wellington College of Education
Previous Teaching Experience: Grant has 18 years teaching experience both in New Zealand and in a range of International schooling systems. He has taught in New Zealand, Japan, England, Poland, Finland and Vietnam.
Present Responsibilities: Grant currently teaches Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 Design and Technology and is a member of the Green Team Aspects Group
Head of Science
Nationality: : British
Qualifications: BSc in Physics at the University of East Anglia; PHD in Low Temperature Physics, University of East Anglia,UK; PGCEi, Nottingham University
Previous teaching experience: Bryan has 20 years teaching experience in the UK. He began his teaching career at a School in Kent and moved to Jerudong International School, Brunei in 2007 where he taught Physics and Maths to Years 7-13. He has been Head of Physics and is an A level and IB examiner.
Nationality: New Zealander
Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Primary Education), University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Previous Teaching Experience: Ronald is a qualified teacher with 11 years’ experience teaching Music in New Zealand, Bahrain and The United Kingdom. He has a passion for music and has had experience teaching successful rock bands, Jazz/Funk bands, choirs, and percussion groups as well as putting together musical productions. His interest in music extends well beyond his professional life as he has been part of rock bands and covers groups performing the local circuit.
Present Responsibility: Ronald is part of the ‘House’ Aspects Group.
English & Drama Teacher/ Head of Year 9
Qualifications: BA (Hons.) English and Literary Studies, PGCE Secondary English, University of Worcester, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience: Lee began his teaching career in a large secondary school on the outskirts of Birmingham where he taught English, Drama and Music. He then taught English as a Second Language in a private university in Beijing for one year, before moving to Gran Canaria (Spain) eight years ago to teach English Literature and Language from Key Stage 3 up to Key Stage 5. During this time he also taught A Level Philosophy as well as Drama, History and Music throughout the school.
Present Responsibilities: In addition to teaching English to Years 7-13, and Drama at Key Stage 3, Lee is also Head of Year 8. In this position he oversees the roles of four Year 8 tutors, who collectively ensure the pastoral and academic well-being of all Year 8 students. He helps run the School Production ECA and is a member of the Green Team Aspects Group.
ICT Teacher/ Tutor of 10K
Qualifications: BSc. Computer Science, Glasgow University, PGCE ICT, Sunderland University.
Previous Teaching Experience: After completing his teacher training in the North of England, Mr. Kevin spent 5 months teaching EFL with Apollo in Hai Phong, Vietnam. On completion of that job Mr. Kevin took up an international post teaching Computing and ICT in Indonesia at the New Zealand Independent School. He has 4 years teaching experience.
Present Responsibilities: Alongside his role as an ICT teacher, he is also a Year 9 tutor. Kevin is the chairperson of the Green Team Aspects Group and runs the Retro-Gaming ECA.
History Teacher/ Tutor of 13C
Nationality: : Bristish
Qualifications: MSc Training, University of Leicester. BA(Hons) History, University College Cardiff. PGCE History, Open University.
Previous teaching experience:After completing a commission as an Officer (Education) in the Royal Navy, Angelika completed a PGCE. She taught History in several comprehensive schools in Southampton and Bristol before completing 5 years in an all boys' grammar school in Gloucestershire. From here she was promoted to Head of History at Westonbirt School, an all girls' boarding school in rural Gloucestershire, where she was further promoted to Head of Sixth Form. She has a total of 16 years teaching experience. She will be involved in helping to organise the Model United Nations in 2016 – 2017
Head of Key Stage 5 (Year 12/13)
Nationality: : British
Qualifications: BA (Hons.) Social and Cultural Studies, University of Nottingham; PGCE Religious Education, Sheffield Hallam University
Previous teaching experience: Chris has been teaching for 9 years, spending the last 8 years leading Sociology at two successful London secondary schools. In addition to his role as a Head of Sociology, Chris has held the positions of Head of Year 12/13 and most recently as a Lead Practitioner for Teaching and Learning where he was responsible for coordinating whole-school professional learning and disseminating good practice. Spending the vast majority of his teaching career in sixth form, Chris has coordinated university applications for countless students.
PE Teacher/ Primary House Coordinator
Qualifications: B.A. (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching, Northumbria University, UK. PGCE Primary Teaching, Institute of Education, London, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience: Robert has several years of teaching experience. He was the Head of PE at Livingston American School, Shanghai. He developed the whole school PE curriculum and was responsible for all Primary and Middle School Athletics, as well as creating and implementing the House System. Robert has coached a number of different sports including football, volleyball, basketball and athletics, and has previously worked as Aquatic Director at Shanghai Rego International School. He is a keen triathlete and football player, and is passionate about promoting sports and healthy lifestyles
Present Responsibilities: This year Robert will be teaching PE and Swimming from Reception class up to Year 7. He is responsible for the Reception and Key Stage 1 PE curriculum as well as developing the whole school swimming scheme. He is the coach of the U11's Boys Basketball team as well as coaching both the Primary and Secondary School Swimming Teams. Robert is also the Primary House Coordinator and chair of the House Aspects Group.
ICT Teacher/ Tutor of 11M
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Education Studies, University of Plymouth, UK. PGCE ICT, University of Brighton, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience: After completing his PGCE in 2012, Mark began teaching in a new start up school in Hammersmith, Central London where he taught ICT and Computing to Key Stages 3 to 5. After three successful years in England, he made the move to Vietnam and has been teaching ICT and Computing at ABCIS for the past year.
Present Responsibilities: Alongside his role as an ICT teacher, he is also a Year 10 tutor. Mark is a member of the House Aspects group during this academic year and will also be involved in running the senior boys football ECA and computing Club.
Business Economic/ Tutor of 12G
Nationality: : British
Qualification: BA (Hons) Business Administration, University of Wolverhampton (UK). Certificate of Education (Cert Ed), University of Birmingham (UK). PGCE International, University of Sunderland (UK).
Previous teaching Experience: After working for a short time in the UK hospitality industry, Gavin began teaching and worked for 7 years in 2 of the West Midland’s largest colleges, where he taught A-level and GCSE Business Studies and Economics, before moving into international secondary education. For the last 4 years he has worked in a growing private-sector A-level school in North-Eastern China. During his time there he taught IGCSE and A-level Business Studies and Economics. Gavin is a big believer in inspiring confidence as an essential tool for success; during his time in China he ran the school choir and assisted in the running of the school's dramatic society. He has a total of 11 years experience and is looking forward to more ahead.
Present Responsibilities: Gavin will be running a Secondary School Choir and he is a member of the Sharing Good Practice Aspects group.
Humanities & Geography Teacher/ Tutor of 9B
Nationality: : British
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Archaeology, Durham University, UK. PGCE Geography, University of Exeter, UK.
Previous Teaching Experience: After completion of his PGCE in Exeter, Ben moved to Bristol to teach Geography in a brand new school which has now grown from 80 students to 750 in 5 years. Ben was appointed Head of Geography after 2 years and is passionate about expanding student’s experiences outside the classroom, running successful trips to Iceland and beyond, and setting up a partnership link with a school in Nepal. He is currently offering Homework Club as an extra-curricular activity and is a member of the Sharing Good Practice Aspects Group. He has been teaching for 5 years.
Secondary Chinese Teacher
Qualifications: M.ED International Teaching, Framingham State University, USA; Graduate Diploma, Teaching Profession (International Program), Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand; B.A. English, Yunnan University, China.
Previous teaching experience: Bo has been teaching Mandarin Chinese for 11 years. He has 6 years teaching experience in International schools both in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City covering all 3 IB programmes (PYP, MYP and IBDP).