Britannica Shanghai Principal Paul Farrell
Paul Farrell
Principal
Britannica Shanghai Principal Paul Farrell

Paul Farrell

Principal

BSC Hons

Paul has a Joint Honours in Physics and Education from The University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. Paul joined Britannica as Vice Principal and Head of Secondary with 8 years of previous teaching and leadership experience, having worked internationally in Romania and Dubai, and most recently in London, UK. This is Paul's second year at Britannica.

Katherine Mustoe
Katherine Mustoe
Vice Principal and Head of Primary
Katherine Mustoe

Katherine Mustoe

Vice Principal and Head of Primary

BA Hons, PGCE, MA

I completed my PGCE in Primary Education and my MA in Education with the University of Nottingham. Prior to that I graduated from Swansea University with a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Psychology. Before coming to Shanghai, I taught at Outstanding Primary Schools in the UK. I am now in my sixth year at Britannica, having taught across both Key Stage 1 and 2, and am looking forward to continue leading our Primary phase for another successful year.

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Maria Smyth
Head of Early Years and Nursery Teacher
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Maria Smyth

Head of Early Years and Nursery Teacher

BA Hons, PGCE

In 2008 I graduated with a BA Hons in History with Education Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University before completing my PGCE with QTS in London. I initially taught in an inner-city school in London for two years before moving to the North of England where I worked for a further four years. I joined Britannica in 2016 and now look forward to beginning my sixth academic year. During my time at Britannica I have taught in both EYFS and Primary alongside my role as Cross Phase English Coordinator. I am in the final stages of completing my Masters in Inclusionary Practice where I have specifically researched strategies to support children learning English as an additional language. This year I am very much looking forward to leading our EYFS team here at Britannica.

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Anthony O'Brien
Head of Secondary
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Anthony O'Brien

Head of Secondary

B.Sc. (Hons) , PGCSE

I graduated from St Mary's University, London with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Sports Science and then completed my PGCSE in Secondary Education at the University of Wales, Cardiff. I began my teaching career over 20 years ago on the playing fields of South Wales and since then, I have taught in Kuwait, Venezuela, China (Beijing) and Romania. I have extensive leadership experience as a Head of Department, Assessment Coordinator and Deputy Head. This is my first year in Britannica and I am looking forward to a successful year.