Our Education Team

Passionately, Professionally and Pedagogically World-Class

Our outstanding Education Team provides expert support to the Foreign Heads, Chinese Teachers, senior and middle managers, teachers and educational support staff in our schools. Drawing on decades of leadership experience in the UK and internationally, they lead professional development and quality assurance programmes across our family, informed by the latest thinking in educational best practice. Comprised of senior education professionals, including successful school Heads, government advisors and influential educational thinkers, the team takes a research-based, progressive approach that drives excellence in our schools.

The Harrow family of schools has a worldwide reputation for the high quality education, teacher engagement, student attainment and parental satisfaction. We maintain, these standards by recruiting only the very best teachers and school leaders. All of our educationalists are highly qualified, many holding advanced degrees and other additional certifications. The majority are recruited from the UK, plus Australia, New Zealand and other English-speaking countries with high education systems.

As a renowned family of schools we are privileged to be able to select from a pool of exceptionally talented teachers who want to work for Harrow. Where possible, our teachers are interviewed at Harrow School, London where they have a positive first experience of the Harrow family. A rigorous recruitment process is followed, with only the very best candidates being employed.

In addition, our safeguarding and background checks are exceptionally thorough meaning we are confident all adults in our school are safe to be close to our students.

Professional Development - Harrow Academy

To ensure that our already excellent teachers remain up-to-date with the very latest educational advances, our Harrow Academy provides extensive opportunities for professional development. Structured pathways allow teachers to develop and enhance their practice, becoming ever more expert in key aspects of education. This knowledge is then shared across the Harrow Family through on-line and face to face learning. For teachers aspiring to leadership, structured pathways allow them to develop their skills and qualifications so as to advance their careers, hopefully within the Group.

In this way, the Harrow Academy ensures that we retain our strong teachers; they feel valued and supported because we are upskilling and investing in them. A lot of our teachers have contributed many years of service to a school or schools in our family – demonstrating a career long commitment to educating our young Harrovians.

GOVERNANCE

On behalf of Asia International School Limited (AISL) – the holding company of all Harrow branded schools, Harrow International Management Services Limited (HIMS) oversees the running of Harrow’s family of schools. HIMS provides technical advice and assistance to support the management of each school.

The schools operate under an agreement with the Governors of Harrow School in the UK. Under that agreement, the schools are permitted to use the Harrow name and Arms, and are required to have a Governing Board which, inter alia, is responsible for the overall philosophy, vision, culture and strategic direction of the school; compliance with governing documents and law; and ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are in place for the day to day operations. The Governing Board of each school is required to include two Governors of Harrow School (or their representatives), two representatives of the school’s owners, and one Director of HIMS.

The Governing body of each school is composed of the following members: 

  • A Chairman 
  • Two Harrow School Governors, or their representatives 
  • Two representatives of the owners of the school 
  • One Director of Harrow International Management Services Limited
  • One independent expert in the field of international education
  • Three other independent people with relevant expertise in education and/or other areas of activity relevant to the school’s activities
The presence of Harrow School Governors and HIMS in governance is to assure, amongst other things, a consistently high standard of education, reflecting Harrow School’s values and traditions of excellence.

Michael Farley

Director of Group Operations​

Michael Farley

Director of Group Operations​
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SIAN CARR

Group Education Director

SIAN CARR

Group Education Director
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WANG PING

Director of Chinese Operations

WANG PING

Director of Chinese Operations
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Linda Wang

Deputy Director of Chinese Education

Linda Wang

Deputy Director of Chinese Education
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Jan Dubiel

Executive Principal for Harrow Little Lions

Jan Dubiel

Executive Principal for Harrow Little Lions
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Jon Standen

Headmaster

Jon Standen

Headmaster
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Tim Jefferis

Second Headmaster

Tim Jefferis

Second Headmaster
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Jonny Liddell

Head of Upper School

Jonny Liddell

Head of Upper School
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Nicholas Prockter

Head of Lower School

Nicholas Prockter

Head of Lower School
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Rachel Dent

Head of Harrow Beijing

Rachel Dent

Head of Harrow Beijing
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John Barker

Deputy Headmaster

John Barker

Deputy Headmaster
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Thomas Nolan

Head of Upper School

Thomas Nolan

Head of Upper School
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Sarah Davey

Head of Lower School

Sarah Davey

Head of Lower School
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Charles Grayhurst

Headmaster

Charles Grayhurst

Headmaster
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Judy Kong

Chinese Principal

Judy Kong

Chinese Principal
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Ann Haydon

Head of Harrow Hong Kong

Ann Haydon

Head of Harrow Hong Kong
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Annabel Davies

Principal Deputy Head (Curricular)

Annabel Davies

Principal Deputy Head (Curricular)
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Ed Nightingale

Deputy Head (Pupil Wellbeing)

Ed Nightingale

Deputy Head (Pupil Wellbeing)
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Gemma Gibson

Deputy Head (Academic)

Gemma Gibson

Deputy Head (Academic)
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Kate Gower

Head of Lower School

Kate Gower

Head of Lower School
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Kelly M Wailes

Head Mistress

Kelly M Wailes

Head Mistress
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Cathy Li

Chinese Principal

Cathy Li

Chinese Principal
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Alex Ward

Head of Upper School

Alex Ward

Head of Upper School
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Jo Evans

Assistant Headteacher

Jo Evans

Assistant Headteacher
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Rachel Preston

Head of Lower School

Rachel Preston

Head of Lower School
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Julianna Walton

Head of Early Years Center

Julianna Walton

Head of Early Years Center
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Neil Clayton

Founding Head

Neil Clayton

Founding Head
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Jefferson Smith

EYC Founding Head

Jefferson Smith

EYC Founding Head
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Nina Lee

EYC Chinese Principal

Nina Lee

EYC Chinese Principal
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Charles M. Ellison

Head of Harrow Shanghai

Charles M. Ellison

Head of Harrow Shanghai
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Sian Evans

Head of Prep School

Sian Evans

Head of Prep School
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Jonathan Horsnell

Head of Lower School

Jonathan Horsnell

Head of Lower School
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Clair Wain

Head of Early Years

Clair Wain

Head of Early Years
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Thomas Corbett

Director of Studies

Thomas Corbett

Director of Studies
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David Shinkfield

Head of Harrow International

David Shinkfield

Head of Harrow International
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Kevin Qian

Chinese Principal

Kevin Qian

Chinese Principal
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David Foster

Head of Upper School

David Foster

Head of Upper School
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Andrew Marshall

Head of Lower School

Andrew Marshall

Head of Lower School
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Franziska Herting

Head of Early Years

Franziska Herting

Head of Early Years
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Natalie Wilson

Assistant Headteacher (Whole School)

Natalie Wilson

Assistant Headteacher (Whole School)
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Claire Adby

Head Mistress

Claire Adby

Head Mistress
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Amit Chadda

Assistant Head

Amit Chadda

Assistant Head
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Doug Stephen Bridges

Head of Upper School

Doug Stephen Bridges

Head of Upper School
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MICHAEL FARLEY

Director of Group Operations

Mr Michael Farley is Director of Group Operations for Harrow Asia, overseeing new school projects, current school operations and group-wide strategic development. 

Previously Head at the British School Tokyo and, more recently, Harrow International Bangkok, Michael Farley has extensive experience in Japan, Europe, and the Middle East. He is an expert in school design, curriculum solutions and educational management. 

At Harrow Bangkok, Mr Farley led the school to outstanding success; with exceptional examination and university entrance results evidencing its world-class status. He provided the impetus and inspiration for the school’s HBuild programme: opening a new Sixth Form Centre, new boarding accommodation, a new Early Years Centre, expanded Library, sports and catering areas, and a Creative Performing Arts Centre. Under his leadership, the school’s roll grew to a vibrant and diverse 1,600.

Sian Carr

Group Education Director

As the Group Education Director of Harrow International, Mrs. Carr believes that strong, positive and focused leadership at all levels in a school is essential to its success and improvement. During her long and distinguished career in education, she has worked for renowned schools and organisations such as UK’s Association of Schools and College Leaders (ASCL), promoting leadership development opportunities. She has also worked with educational policy makers and other government and non-government agencies on a variety of areas including the shaping of thenew secondary school curriculum, assessment processes,and governance and leadership.

Mrs. Carr is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Baccalaureate (IB), which provides a series of four educational programmes that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. Its curriculum has been developed and applied in almost 5,000 schools in over 150 countries, becoming a benchmark for high-quality education. Prior to joining Harrow International, she was Executive Principal of The Skinners’ Kent Academy and Skinners’ Kent Primary School, which ranks in the top 10 schools for IB education performance in the UK.

“It is a privilege to work alongside the leaders and governors of our schools, as well as my colleagues in the central team, building on all that has been achieved so far whilst further enhancing the quality and range of the education that we deliver.”

Wang Ping

Director of Chinese Operations

Wang Ping has extensive experience in education in China. Since graduating from Beijing Normal University, Wang has been a Senior Teacher with secondary school specialism and a Principal in bilingual schools leading international programmes and school operations.

Throughout his career, Wang has committed himself to the concept of a Chinese-International education, with a strong belief in nurturing students as lifelong learners where they add value to society, love and respect the world around them and acquire wealth of knowledge, developing wisdom. With globalisation impacting on all aspects of life, Wang is keen to promote cross-cultural understanding and diversity as a basis to education and encourages students to participate in the innovation of knowledge and to contribute to the development and livelihoods of mankind.

“Harrow Innovation Leadership Academies have their roots in the fertile soil of China but their ideology will blossom around the world. Their mission is to encourage students to innovate for a better future and this is exactly how I envisage my own educational career. I am most honoured to be part of this exciting project with Harrow.”

Linda Wang

Deputy Director of Chinese Education

Linda Wang is a seasoned Educational Specialist who has cultivated her career in China’s Education industry for more than two decades. Prior to joining Harrow International, Linda had served as the Founding Head of a private school in China. She possesses a variety of qualifications including National Expert of Education and Leader of Education Expert Team appointed by the Ministry of Education, as well as the host of the “Distinguished Teacher Workshop”.

Jan Dubiel

哈罗小狮幼教中心执行园长

Jan Dubiel先生是英国和全球公认的幼儿教育专家。近来,他获《泰晤士报》教育增刊选为英国教育界十大最具影响力人物之一。Dubiel先生拥有幼儿教育的专业背景,曾在全英各地担任幼儿园教师和园长。他随后曾担任幼儿教育顾问和资深顾问,并在此后获英国教育部任命为英国早期基础阶段教育体系(EYFS)框架评估系统的统筹者,负责该体系在全国范围内的实施和审核、制定指南和辅助材料,并与决策者进行战略层面的合作。其后,他曾在英国著名幼儿教育教师专家培训机构Early Excellence担任国内和国际发展负责人,并参与制定和实施战略的团队,为幼儿教育的管理者与教育者提供教学实践和制度措施方面的支持。在Early Excellence期间,他还负责制定了全英国70%学校所使用的基准系统EExBA(Early Excellence基准评估)、0至7岁儿童跟踪评估系统EExAT(Early Excellence评估跟踪系统)以及针对幼儿园教师的EExAQ(幼儿教育资格认证)。此外,他还于近期担任专家组顾问,就幼儿教育政策的评估向英国政府提供建议。

Dubiel先生是享誉国际的会议演讲者、顾问和培训专家,曾就幼儿教育政策和实践的多个方面,广泛发表文章,尤其集中于探讨教学方法、课程设计和成果评估。他的第一本论著《EYFS的有效评估》于2014年由世哲出版社(SAGE)出版。

Dubiel先生擅长运用理论结合实际的方式,为幼儿园教师提供培训和支持。他能将关于有效幼儿教育的学术理论及研究成果,巧妙地与实用性的建议和指导相结合,使教师在日常教学中充分理解相关内容。此外,Dubiel先生进行指导的一大关键特色,便是支持教师实现作为教育者的自我价值和抱负,并助其在自我剖析中认识到教师角色的多重性。

自2016年起,Jan Dubiel先生在中国开展了广泛的工作,为幼儿园教师和园长编写材料,提供培训、指导和支持,并在全国各地举办的全国性或国际性会议上发表演讲。

Jon Standen

Headmaster

With nearly twelve years of school leadership experience, Mr. Standen was previously Head Master of the century-old Plymouth College and of The Crypt School in the UK. Under his leadership, The Crypt School was judged to be ‘outstanding’ by the UK’s OFSTED inspectorate and became a National Teaching School. In 2017/2018, Mr. Standen became the Chairman of the Southwest England division of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference. Recognised as a National Leader of Education, his pursuit of excellence has been acknowledged across the education industry.

“The Harrow name is synonymous with quality. Our schools blend Harrow’s 450 years of high academic standards, traditions and service with innovative educational methods in a vibrant local setting.”

Tim Jefferis

Second Headmaster

Tim Jefferis read Geography at Nottingham University, where he also completed his PGCE. He taught at Warwick School before being appointed Head of Geography at Uppingham School. After nine years at Uppingham, the last five as a House Master, he was appointed Deputy Head (Academic) at Oswestry School. He arrived as Second Master at Harrow Bangkok in August 2017. As Second Master he has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school including all extracurricular matters, pastoral coordination, the calendar, major events, compliance issues and boarding.

Jonny Liddell

Head of Upper School

Jonny Liddell read Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and completed his PGCE at King’s College, London. He started his career in the state sector in London before working as Head of Science and then Assistant Head of Upper School at the British School in Tokyo, followed by Deputy Head (Academic) at the British School of Milan. He has been Head of Upper School at Harrow Bangkok since 2015. Jonny is a fellow of both the Chartered College of Teaching and the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.

Nicholas Prockter

Head of Lower School

Nicholas Prockter was educated at Roehampton in London. After a brief spell as a broker at Lloyds of London he began his teaching career in the late 1990s. Nicholas became a primary head in the UK in 2004 and went on to successfully lead three schools in South East London and become accredited as a National Leader of Education (NLE), a role whereby he provided leadership support for many other schools. Through this work, Nicholas became one of the first heads to form and lead a National Teaching School in the South East region. Nicholas moved to Harrow Bangkok with his family in 2014 and is responsible for the running of our Lower School (EYC and Pre Prep).

Rachel Dent

head of harrow beijing

She holds a BA (Hons) in English from Southampton University. Dent began her career in 1992 at the Kaumeya Language School as a Teacher of English. She moved to Wisbech Grammar School as a Teacher of English in 1993 and in 1996 she joined Cokethorpe School as a Boarding House Duty Mistress where she was promoted to Head of English & Drama in 1997, Head of Year 11 in 1998 and Head of Sixth Form in 2003. Dent joined The Abbey School as Director of Sixth Form in 2006 and from 2008 simultaneously held the role of IB Diploma Coordinator. She was promoted Assistant Head in 2008 and First Deputy Head in 2010. She assumed her current role as the Head of The Abbey School in 2014.

JOHN BARKER

Deputy Head of Harrow International Beijing

Mr. John Barker joined Harrow Beijing in 2019. He has been involved in international education and leadership since the year 2000. Upon graduating from Durham University, he worked in his native North East of England for four years until deciding to broaden his international experience and horizons. Since that time he has been working, leading, learning and living in Taipei, Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Munich and now Beijing. Through his professional background and the experiences of his family, he has come to fully appreciate the unique benefits that an international education provides.

As an English Literature teacher, John is an avid reader. He also enjoys sports and plays a range of instruments such as the guitar, banjo, ukulele and drums. He and his family are excited about living in the dynamic city of Beijing and learning more about its rich culture, history and traditions.

Thomas Nolan

Head of Upper School

Mr Thomas Nolan joined Harrow Beijing in 2018 as Whole School Assistant Headteacher – Extra-curricular, before being appointed to the role of Head of Upper School in 2020. Prior to joining Harrow Beijing, he held a range of leadership positions in leading schools in Malaysia and the United Kingdom and has a successful track record of driving improvement and change in a variety of educational settings. Thomas’ own educational beliefs are very much reflected in the Harrow Beijing mission statement, Leadership for a Better World, and he is a strong advocate for a diverse and student focused approach to learning, which provides young people with the support and belief that they can thrive in the rapidly changing world they are a part of.

As a musician and music teacher, Thomas will often be found practicing a range of wind and brass instruments and is currently trying to learn both the dizi and xiao Chinese flutes. He is thrilled to be living in the incredible city of Beijing with his wife and three children, and enjoys collecting Chinese art, eating the amazing local food, and exploring the hills around Beijing by bicycle.

SARAH DAVEY

Head of Lower School – Harrow International Beijing

Ms. Sarah Davey has over 15 years of experience in education, with 10 years of those in educational leadership in British private schools before joining Harrow Beijing in 2017. Ms Davey is entering her third year as Head of the Lower School at Harrow Beijing.

Ms. Davey grew up in Australia and early in her teaching career moved to London to combine her love of education and travel. She has since travelled to many countries around the world and consequently has developed a rich appreciation for different cultures and ways of life; this has been instrumental not only for her personal growth but also for her professional development as an educator.

‘What travelling has taught me is that although the circumstances of a child may change, one thing remains the same: their capacity to learn. When children are given a happy, engaging, and safe learning environment, they have the ability to thrive and excel.’

Charles Grayhurst

Headmaster

With over twenty years of experience in teaching, Mr. Charles Grayhurst has served in multiple senior roles within China and elsewhere across Asia, including ten years of founding school Headship in Dubai and Malaysia. Mr. Grayhurst has extensive experience in school leadership and management, which includes the establishment of innovative curricula and high levels of pastoral care within school communities. His experience of merging international and local educational philosophies will help build Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy into a hallmark of quality, premium education in Southwest China.  

Judy Kong

Chinese Principal

Judy Kong holds a master’s degree in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MBA from CEIBS and is currently pursuing a DBA at the HELP University in Malaysia. She worked once as the community service area leader of IB program and initiated the AP program and A-level project at a top local school. Twenty years of experience in teaching and international education has given Ms. Kong in-depth understanding of international curriculum and education. She firmly believes that education is about inspiration and will contribute to the cause of bringing the premium Harrow education to families in Chongqing and a wider southwestern area in China.

Ann Haydon

HEAD OF HARROW HONG KONG

Ms. Ann Haydon took up her position as Head of Harrow International Hong Kong on 1st August 2017. She is the first woman to lead a Harrow School.

After reading Economics and Geography at the University of Surrey, Ms. Haydon completed her PGCE at the University of Nottingham. In 2007 she gained the National Qualification for Headship from the University of London. In 2013 she was awarded a distinction in the Pearson U.K. Headteacher of the Year Awards and has gained national recognition for work in leadership, governance, teaching and learning and marketing in Schools. In 2012 Ms. Haydon and her Senior Leadership Team won the Independent Schools ‘Outstanding Senior Leadership Team of the Year’ and in 2013 received the accolade of ‘Outstanding Governing Board of the Year’. Ms. Haydon has held the position as HMC London Division Secretary and was a member of the HMC Sports Committee. She was a member of the United Learning Heads Reference Group working on strategic developments across a group of Independent Schools and Academies and she has sat on the Governing Body of several Independent Schools in London.

Ms. Haydon was Deputy Head at Guildford High School before taking up the position as Principal of Surbiton High School in 2008, an independent, HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) and IAPC (Independent Association of Prep Schools) School with circa 1500 pupils aged 4 – 18, both of which are consistently placed in the Top Ten Schools in the Times League Tables. Ms. Haydon now has the privilege of leading Harrow International Hong Kong.

As a leading educator, Ms. Haydon is committed to getting the very best out of young people and preparing them for top universities across the world.

Ms. Haydon’s interests include travel, sport and the arts.

Miss Annabel Davies

Principal Deputy Head (Curricular)

Miss Davies graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a B(Mus) degree in Music and then went on to do a PGCE at the Institute of Education in London.

On gaining her teaching qualification Miss Davies started at Ravens Wood School in Kent where she spent time as a Head of Year before becoming Head of Music. She then went to Surbiton High School where she was Assistant Principal in charge of the co-curricular programme and the operational running of the school. She has also worked in both schools on developing teaching and learning and it is something she is very passionate about.

In her spare time Miss Davies enjoys playing in groups and also teaching on summer music courses.

Miss Davies is thrilled to be part of the Harrow Hong Kong team its dynamic and thriving community.

Mr. Ed Nightingale

Deputy Head (Pupil Wellbeing)

Mr. Nightingale grew up in Hong Kong, attending Kellett and Peak Schools at primary level. He was subsequently educated at Port Regis Prep School in Dorset, followed by Eton College in Berkshire. He then read English Literature at Cambridge University.

After graduating, he worked in London as a management consultant for a few years before studying for his Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the Institute of Education, London University. He then taught for four years in a London comprehensive before moving to Beijing as Head of Sixth Form at Dulwich College, where he coached tennis, led the Model United Nations programme and oversaw university applications.

He joined Harrow Hong Kong when it opened in 2012 and, after seven years as House Master of Churchill House, he took on the role of Deputy Head (Pupil Wellbeing) at the School.

Mr. Nightingale’s wife, Bella, is Assistant Head (Academic) at Harrow Hong Kong and their three sons attend the Harrow Early Years and Lower School

Mrs. Gemma Gibson

Deputy Head (Academic)

Mrs. Gemma Gibson (University of Glasgow) from North London Collegiate School Jeju, South Korea

Mrs. Gibson took up the post of Deputy Head (Academic) at Harrow Hong Kong in August 2017. Her role is focused on the academic life of the School and ensuring all pupils meet their potential.

After reading History at the University of Glasgow, Mrs. Gibson completed further studies in Law (PgDL and LPC) at the University of Law. Her first professional role as a lawyer was at CMS Cameron McKenna in London, a large City firm, where she specialised in Construction Law. In 2005, Mrs. Gibson joined the teaching profession; obtaining a PGCert and training at Finchley Catholic Boys’ School. Two years on, she joined St. Ignatius College as the Head of Law and would later become Assistant Headteacher there for just over five years, before becoming Deputy Headteacher at Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School in 2013. Most recently, she took up her first international senior leadership position at North London Collegiate School, Jeju, South Korea, where she remained for two years before taking up the post in Hong Kong.

Mrs. Gibson has two children who are in the Pre-Prep School and she enjoys leisure pursuits with them such as baking, swimming and cycling. She has travelled the world: studying for a Licence Histoire at the Université de Caen and working in Brussels, North America and Australia; learning Spanish and travelling around South America; and visiting several countries in Asia since living on the continent. She also spends as much time as she can reading and has found the Kindle a revelation for reading on the go.

Mrs. Kate Gower

Head of Lower School

Mrs. Gower holds a BSc. degree in Environmental Earth Science from the University of Greenwich, TEFLA from the British Council Hong Kong and PGCE from King Alfred’s, Winchester. She gained her NPQH in 2008 from the NCL UK. Her teaching career to date has included posts in Hong Kong, the Middle East and the UK.

Mrs. Gower was appointed as Head of Lower School at Harrow Hong Kong in August 2015. She is the Deputy Designated Lead for Child Protection and Safeguarding at Harrow Hong Kong and sits on the Pastoral Support Committee.

Kelly M Wailes

Head Mistress

Mrs. Kelly M Wailes has been in education for more than 20 years across the USA, the UK and China. Most of her career has been focused on educating younger children, and Mrs. Wailes’ leadership experience has been built upon her work as an Early Years and Primary specialist. Mrs. Wailes believes that having been a teacher for over 10 years across various countries and continents has given her an insight into other cultures and how young children learn and develop, and this has been further developed and enriched by having her own two daughters.

CATHY LI

Chinese Principal

Cathy has been deeply involved in the education industry for 18 years. She holds an MBA from Hult International Business School and has worked in education management positions in well-known international school groups for more than 15 years. Cathy has not only the experience of managing foreign children’s schools, but also the experience of establishing private bilingual schools. Her long experience of working and studying in a multicultural environment has given her a broader perspective, more diversified thinking and a more tolerant mentality. In Harrow Haikou, she will lead the team to cultivate the core values of Harrow for the new generation of Harrow students through teaching and learning, leadership projects, institutional systems and other activities, namely “Courage, Honour, Humility and Fellowship”, the four core values that Harrow students would benefited from throughout their lives, enabling them to have a foundation and strength to go further.

Alex Ward

Head of Upper School

Mr Ward has over 25 years’ experience of leadership, management and delivery in the teaching and learning context. He joins Harrow Haikou from within the Group, he is currently the Head of Upper School at Harrow Beijing and prior to that, their academic Director of Studies. He has extensive multi-national and multi-cultural experience built whilst leading teams in the Middle East, USA, Canada, Australia and China.

Mr Ward is a mathematics graduate from Leeds University, during which he spent a year studying in France, and then completed his teacher qualification at Keele University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in the Management of Training Development from Edinburgh University.

Jo Evans​

副校长

Jo Evans女士在英国,南美,中东和中国拥有20多年的教育经验。她的职业生涯始于伦敦, 在主要博物馆和美术馆的教育部门工作,后来在视觉艺术领域,透过创意和艺术为中学生和高中生提供了解决问题和自我表达的创新方法。Evans女士的教学经验主要来自多年的学生关怀辅导工作,並从事课程开发和校外学习经验。她的教育愿景是希望为每一位孩子提供高质素和持续的关怀和照顾,就如关怀她的两个孩子一样。

Rachel Preston

Head of Lower School

“I have been in education in the UK and China for over ten years. Having graduated with a first-class English degree, I further developed my education philosophy when undergoing my Master’s in English Education at the Institute of Education in London. My specialisms include engaging children as critical readers and teaching a process-approach to writing.

Having taught across the primary ages, I am interested in child development, assessment for learning and moving students on. Drama, the creative arts and hands-on experiences are at the forefront of my pedagogical approach. As an experienced leader, I have established rigorous curricula, built pastoral networks and used strategic thinking to ensure smooth and welcoming learning environments across the school.”

Julianna Walton

Head of Early Year Center

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Neil Clayton

Founding Head

Mr. Clayton has been in Education for over 16 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Animal Biology from The University of Birmingham and trained as a Science teacher at Loughborough University. He moved to Asia in 2014 and has been working in South East Asia and China mainland as Headmaster. Being a motivated and ambitious professional, Mr. Clayton is committed to raising standards of excellence for all.

Jefferson Smith

EYC Founding Head

Mr. Smith graduated from Auburn University, USA. He holds a master’s degree in early childhood education. He has been working in early childhood education for over 25 years. He used to work in America and Brazil performing as associate Head and the coordinator of IB PYP curriculum.

Nina Lee

EYC Chinese Principal

Ms. Lee graduated from Hongkong Education University and holds a Master in early childhood education. She studied in Beijing Normal University, Wollongong University, Australia as well. She is qualified for kindergarten principal and early childhood teacher.

Ms. Lee has been working in Early Childhood Education for over 10 years. She used to perform as EYC Chinese principal, curriculum Director and education scholars in many renowned early childhood education institutions in Beijing, China and Singapore.

As a life-long learner, Ms. Lee pursues to build a up a life-long learning community for teachers, pupils, and parents.

Charles M. Ellison

Headmaster
Mr. Ellison is currently Head Master of Harrow International Shanghai, and a member of the British Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai) Education Group Committee. With over twelve years of education management experience, he has worked for educational organisations in countries such as the UK, Kenya and Spain, and has presented on various educational topics at workshops and seminars for the Council of British International Schools. Prior to joining Harrow International, he was Head Master of Scarborough College. Under his leadership, Scarborough College was ranked as a Top 3 UK Small Independent School by The Telegraph in 2018 and Top 50 Independent School by The Times in 2017. “Harrow produces leaders. At Harrow we constantly expose every child, day-by-day, to opportunities which challenge them intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially, to cultivate and nurture the leadership potential in every Harrovian.”
Head of Upper School

Ms. Evans joined Harrow Shanghai as the Head of Prep School from Epsom College in Malaysia. She has been employed by international schools in Canada, Beijing, Malaysia and Hong Kong and she has never worked with such high caliber teaching staff as those of which Harrow Shanghai have employed. Ms. Evans’ role includes the creation and development of an Intensive English Language Programme within the Prep School. This programme is surmountable to the success of our non-native English speakers, giving them the ability to comprehend and utilise all of the English required to access the IGCSE and A-Level syllabi, and achieve first-rate results. The programme is paramount to our students’ success in the Senior School and years beyond.

Jonathan Horsnell

Head of Lower School

In 2002, Mr. Horsnell joined Harrow Bangkok, where he cooperated closely with his team, helping Harrow Bangkok to develop from a new school to the prestigious international school it has become. Mr. Horsnell is now very much enjoying his role as the Head of Lower School in Harrow Shanghai.

“We encourage all the children to become ‘the best that you can be’. We are so proud that we can offer outstanding academic progress, with top-quality pastoral care, backed up with meaningful leadership experiences.”

Clair Wain

Head of Early Years

For over twenty years Ms. Wain has worked in international and British schools in Africa, Asia, the US and the UK, where she has had the opportunity to take on different roles and to develop her practice as a reflective and effective leader and teacher. Her pedagogy is based on the interweaving of theory and practise and she has been inspired by the Reggio Emilia Educational project as well as early childhood pioneers, such as Friedrich Froebel. Ms. Wain co-authored a book which was published to explain the practise in the excellent Reggio inspired setting in Japan, titled, ‘Gifts from the Children.

The poem ‘The Hundred Languages’ is very dear to Ms. Wain’s heart and has hugely influenced her teaching. The hundred languages is a metaphor for the many different ways that children, and humans have for expressing themselves and for learning.

Thomas Corbett

Director of Studies

Mr. Corbett has 10 years’ experience of British boarding schools. In that time, he has held many positions of responsibility; Assistant Housemaster in a boarding House, extra-curricular activities co-ordinator, as a UK Mountain Leader, he has led expeditions throughout the UK and some internationally, and most recently he was Head of Chemistry.

As part of his role as Director of Studies, Mr. Corbett leads the provision of Teaching & Learning at Harrow Shanghai and believes in a simple structure of outstanding teaching, student support and differentiated enrichment. He strives to help all the teachers at Harrow Shanghai become the best teachers they can be. All students are offered structured and informal support to help them learn. And finally, students are pushed to pursue their interests as far as their drive takes them.

DAVID SHINKFIELD

HEAD OF HARROW INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, SHENZHEN

Mr Shinkfield joined the Harrow family in 2014, as Head of Harrow International, Beijing. He oversaw expansion of the School to 1,500 students, across two campuses.

Before joining Harrow, Mr. Shinkfield was Principal of an international school in northern Australia. Prior to that, he worked for twelve years at the famous Rugby School in England. During his tenure at Rugby, he served as a mathematics teacher, Senior House Master and Assistant Principal. Mr. Shinkfield has rich experience in education management and has a profound understanding of the British educational model and philosophy.

Kevin Qian

Chinese Principal

Kevin Qian holds a master’s degree in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education specialising in School Leadership. He also received offers from Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania, both of which are considered among the best institutions for Education. Kevin then served as School Principal of a well-renowned public high school and a top private K12 school in Boston, United States.

In the past decade, Kevin has taken up various leading positions in the international and bilingual education industry, including at a listed Education company, a private international school, and international division operated by a leading public high school in China. He is a professional school executive who has a broad range of experience in the establishment of schools, school management, academic curriculum design and overseas education counselling.

David Foster

Head of Upper School

David Foster holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Secondary Education and a Masters degree in Human Geography. He is a fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and a qualified inspector of international schools for the Independent Schools Inspectorate having over twenty years of teaching and leadership experience in the UK and abroad.

In his previous role as Director of Studies at Harrow Bangkok, David guided the school towards outstanding academic outcomes. He has established a reputation among colleagues, students and parents as an inspirational and effective leader and a supportive, compassionate colleague. He brings an expertise to the Harrow group in leading educational innovation and strongly values a holistic education. A family man, David is married to Katie a Harrow Hong Kong Early Years teacher and they have three daughters together: Sophie (aged 11), Hannah (aged 9) and Charlotte (aged 6).

Andrew Marshall

Head of Lower School

Andrew holds a bachelors degree in Business and masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Nottingham. He spent the first ten years of his career working in the private sector. Retraining in 2008, he gained a PGCE in Primary Education, specialising in early years. After working with a number of schools in the UK, Andrew successfully secured a place and completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). Since 2015, he has been part of the senior leadership team of a large international school in Singapore. He is also a school evaluator with the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Andrew is passionate about leading teams to deliver exciting, innovative and engaging learning experiences that are impactful. This is what brought him to teaching and it is this that continues to be his driving force. He brings to Harrow his expertise along with an educational philosophy that is centred on fostering a culture of collaboration between teachers, parents and students.

Franziska Herting

Head of Early Years

Franziska joined Harrow Beijing in 2014, she teaches both in Early Years and Key Stage One. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching Early Years and Key Stage One in the UK, Australia and China.

With experience in leading and managing staff in quality Teaching and Learning in the Early Years provision, Franziska has developed a deep understanding of the importance of pastoral care and how it positively affects pupil’s achievements.

Natalie Wilson

Assistant Headteacher (Whole School)

Natalie Wilson graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Modern History. Following this she completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Warwick University and started her teaching career. Natalie continued her own education through a Masters in Applied Educational Leadership and Management at the London Institute of Education and joined Harrow International Bangkok in 2015 as Head of History.

Natalie has established a reputation at Harrow Bangkok as an exceptional classroom practitioner and an inspiring, supportive and collegiate leader. Beyond the classroom she plays an avid role in the community outreach projects as well as supporting extra-curricular pursuits such as cycling, Duke of Edinburgh and sailing. Natalie brings to Harrow Shenzhen experience as an outstanding and innovative practitioner and dynamic teaching, curriculum oversight and leadership. In her role as Assistant Headteacher Whole-School, Natalie will be responsible for all pastoral and extra-curricular provisions at Harrow Shenzhen.

Claire Adby

Head Mistress

Claire is an inspirational school leader with a passion for innovative and holistic education. Having studied Archaeological Science at Bradford University she realised her true vocation was not in studying ancient remains but in nurturing young minds and so completed a PGCE in Mathematics and Physical Sciences at St. Mary’s University and a diploma in Astronomy at University College London. She has taught Maths, Physics and Astronomy in day and boarding schools in England, the Middle East, and South East Asia since she graduated 27 years ago, apart from a one-year sabbatical when she travelled around the world exploring new cultures and taking part in several conservation projects.

Early on in her career, she was recognised as a Lead Science Teacher in a London Borough, helping to improve the quality of Science teaching in the Borough before going on to become Head of Science at The Royal Masonic School and then Deputy Head at an independent day school in London. Here she was involved in the creation of a new school spearheading a more innovative curriculum and approach to teaching. Claire is currently Head of Secondary in a bilingual and bicultural school in Bangkok.

Claire’s favourite pastimes are hiking, curling up with an enjoyable book and baking. Claire feels very honoured to be the Founding Head of HILA, Zhuhai and to be working with such a prestigious and innovative group as Harrow. She is very much looking forward to meeting and working with the parents and students and of course learning Mandarin and living in and travelling around China.

Amit Chadda

Assistant Head

Amit is an experienced school leader with a passion for holistic education and the craft of teaching. He joins us from one of the highest performing state secondary schools in England, where he worked as an Assistant Principal and, before that, as the Head of Faculty for Performing Arts. Amit brings expertise in the leadership and development of whole-school pastoral programmes, curriculum, teacher development, extra-curricular activities and inclusion. Amit is a musician and technology enthusiast who studied Film Production and Music Technology at Staffordshire University. In recent years, he was awarded the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership by University College London. A committed educator with a belief that every child has a right to access the absolute best opportunities – Amit volunteers as a Trustee for a charity which works to tackle educational inequality in the poorest and most marginalised communities in India. A keen photographer and traveller, Amit very much looks forward to living in, and exploring, China. He is excited to be joining the Harrow family as Founding Assistant Head and to meeting and welcoming Colleagues in the summer.

Doug Stephen Bridges

Head of Upper School

BA(HONS): Upper Primary/Lower Secondary Education with QTS Mathematics

Doug is a passionate teacher who has over ten years’ experience in school leadership. He currently works within the senior leadership team of a successful multi-academy trust as a Data, Systems and Curriculum adviser. In this role he develops policy, informs practice, and guides the five schools in various aspects including curriculum and staffing structures, data management and strategy and MIS systems.

Prior to this he was the founding Deputy Headteacher at a school within the trust, helping it grow into a very successful school. Having helped a school open and develop previously, Doug realises how exciting it is to join the Harrow Zhuhai family at this point. Doug studied primary and secondary education at the University of Brighton and is a specialist Mathematics teacher. He will be joined in Zhuhai by his wife and two children, all of whom are excited about the move to China and calling Harrow Zhuhai their new home.

ADMISSIONS

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Telephone: +66 2 503 7222

Address:
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Address:
Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Campus
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Harrow Little Lions Early Years Centre Campus
No.44, Bailian Road, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai, China, 519000