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PEOPLE

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PEOPLE

Inspired learning starts with highly motivated and professional teachers. More than 80% of our teachers possess more than 5 years of teaching experience, and hold 2 or more professional qualifications; highlighting the experience our teachers hold to provide quality education for all our learners. But the learning doesn’t stop there. We invest in continuous staff training, from programmes such as our own in-house professional development, to coaching, to hosting guest speakers and sharing best practices with other international schools. Nexus encourages personal development, with 43% of teachers holding a Masters Degree, and with many more currently studying at postgraduate level. We also ensure our support staff are experienced; 57% of our classroom assistants have degrees. Language is very important; as an international school this is often the first time children experience a language that may not be their mother tongue. At Nexus we deliberately employ staff from across the globe who are able to speak a range of languages to help our learners communicate and build confidence.

THE CULTURE

The Nexus brand was designed with 21st century learning in mind at every level of the school. This need to continually evolve and respond to the future is an ethos that has underpinned the growth of Taylor’s Schools to become one of Asia’s leading private education providers. The “Nexus Way” was developed with the guiding philosophy to adopt key elements of Mindsets, Relationships, Inclusion, and Innovation. We invest in continuous staff training, from programmes such as our own in-house professional development, to coaching, to hosting guest speakers and sharing best practices with other international schools.

My purpose is to inspire people, one conversation at a time, with a shared vision and common purpose. There is no defining action, no grand program, no killer innovation, it’s about building momentum with courageous people.

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My purpose is to inspire people, one conversation at a time, with a shared vision and common purpose. There is no defining action, no grand program, no killer innovation, it’s about building momentum with courageous people. I’m known for walking alongside people, to create a culture where they feel safe, have a strong sense of belonging and flourish in their own unique ways. Listening deeply, encouraging them to recognize their true value and in turn, enriching others.

 

During my career over the last 30 years I have worked in the private and public sectors in Australia, UK, Middle East, Africa and Singapore. Prior to this, I was employed by the Abu Dhabi Education Council as Director of Schools and a CEO/Principal in Australia. I have a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), Masters of Education in Human Resources and Development (M.Ed) and a Masters of Business Management in Leadership and Sustainability (MBA).

Principal

Fiona Lewis, our Head of Primary School, is passionate about the quality and vigour of teaching and learning across Nexus International School (Singapore).

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Fiona Lewis, our Head of Primary School, is passionate about the quality and vigour of teaching and learning across Nexus International School (Singapore). She believes that at the centre of excellent teaching and learning lies the power of the relationship between teacher and learner. People are at the core of what is important to her and she endeavors to build strong, effective relationships within the school community; firmly trusting in the strength of collaboration. Fiona has worked in education for over 18 years in the UK, New Zealand and Singapore. Nexus is a family affair for Fiona, with 3 children of her own attending the school.

Head of Primary School, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Heather joins the Nexus community from an established international school in Hong Kong where she was Vice Principal.

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Heather joins the Nexus community from an established international school in Hong Kong where she was Vice Principal. Having studied for her PhD where she enjoyed teaching undergraduates, she worked in a variety of schools in the UK, building her teaching and leadership portfolio. This led to an opportunity of working for the local government, and enabled her to influence curriculum and lead groups of schools through curriculum reforms and present to national audiences. Heather has a passion for inquiry and learning in all forms and ensures she continues to learn as a CIS evaluator. Being part of team visits to schools in Vietnam, Japan and Australia has furthered her love of international education. She values being part of the leadership team that shapes the journey for learners to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to be successful in life beyond school. Outside of school, Heather enjoys baking, gardening and sharing meals with friends.

Head of Secondary School, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Paul is from the United Kingdom and graduated with a degree in Physical Education with Primary Education from Leeds University.

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Paul is from the United Kingdom and graduated with a degree in Physical Education with Primary Education from Leeds University. He taught for 4 years in the North of England before moving to the Middle East where he spent 12 years working at a school in Qatar. He then moved to Singapore in 2012, working as a Grade 4 and 5 teacher before becoming the PYP Coordinator at another international school. Paul is a workshop leader and school visit team member for the IB and has worked to develop understanding of inquiry and experiential learning with teams at several schools. Outside of school, Paul’s passion lies with sport, particularly rugby, where he strongly supports Scotland.

Deputy Head of School (Primary) & PYP Coordinator

Steve is a passionate future-focussed educator and leader with twenty years of teaching experience in the UK and Spain.

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Steve is a passionate future-focussed educator and leader with twenty years of teaching experience in the UK and Spain. After teaching Primary in a prep school in the UK for three years, Steve embarked on an international teaching career in Spain, encompassing several teaching roles and fulfilling the positions of Head of Primary in a school in Pamplona, Head of Secondary in a school in Ibiza, before becoming founding principal of schools in Barcelona and Mallorca.

 

Steve joins Nexus, having just completed a Master of Education with Massey University in New Zealand. He has always sought innovative and learner-oriented solutions to educational challenges throughout his time in schools and so, has a natural affinity with The Nexus Way. Outside of school, Steve remains a keen sportsman, you will often see him running by the river in the evening, while he also loves to apply his creative skills cooking up new dishes in the kitchen.

Deputy Head of School (Primary)

With over seven years education sector experience in the UK and ten years in Singapore, Stephanie Hughes is our key driver for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the development of the school’s Drama, Art, Music and Dance culture. Having worked in the private sector as a Marketing Executive before entering education, she brings creativity and divergent thinking to her teaching and leadership style.

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With over seven years education sector experience in the UK and ten years in Singapore, Stephanie Hughes is our key driver for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the development of the school’s Drama, Art, Music and Dance culture. Having worked in the private sector as a Marketing Executive before entering education, she brings creativity and divergent thinking to her teaching and leadership style. Stephanie teaches Physical and Health Education lessons at Nexus, and passionately believes in the value of an inclusive, holistic education. In her spare time she continues to use her professional dance training to choreograph and perform.

Deputy Head of School (Secondary), MYP Coordinator & Physical and Health Education Teacher

Duncan comes to Nexus International School with over 16 years of experience in education.

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Duncan comes to Nexus International School with over 16 years of experience in education. After qualifying with a Master of the Arts in History and Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education, Duncan started his teaching career in the UK, focusing on History and leading a humanities programme. After eight years of teaching in the UK, Duncan moved to Hong Kong, beginning his relationship with the International Baccalaureate. During this time in Hong Kong, he took on a number of whole school leadership roles, including Middle Years Programme Coordinator.

 

Duncan believes it is our responsibility as educators to ensure that all learners can fulfil their full academic potential while in school and, more importantly, prepare them to contribute to the world in a meaningful and fulfilling way.

Deputy Head of School (Secondary) & Individuals and Societies Teacher

GOVERNANCE

The following are members of the Board of Directors that oversee governance of NEXUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. Company Registration No. 201009668C:

The Academic Board has the following members:

The Examination Board has the following members:

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CPE Registration No. 201009668C, 21 March 2023 to 20 March 2027

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