Boarding

Daniel Eldred

Daniel Eldred

Head of Boarding / Art Teacher
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Daniel Eldred

Daniel.Eldred@wellingtoncollege.cn

Daniel Eldred was born in Gaborone, Botswana and lived there for most of his childhood before returning to the UK in 1999 to attend East Bergholt School and complete his GCSEs. Daniel studied fine art Sculpture at Kingston University and, after his degree, he spent a year exhibiting in Berlin and London. In 2007 Daniel enrolled at the Institute of Education, London and completed his PGCE in secondary art and design education.

Daniel’s second teaching placement was to the Regent’s School, Bangkok, where he trained for six months; this was the experience that made him realise that he wanted to work in international schools. During Daniel’s time as a teacher he has continued to develop his subject knowledge; the most exciting of these opportunities was to train in special effects makeup at the London School of Media and Film.

Daniel sees Wellington College Shanghai as an opportunity to further develop and fine tune his teaching practice in a progressive education environment. As a leader in art and design education, Daniel feels it is important to expose pupils to a wide variety of media and processes. Daniel’s intentions are to try and make links to industry in every project undertaken across all Key Stages. The creative industry is vast and varied, so pupils should have the opportunity to see art and design from a variety of influences.

Ben Mason

Ben Mason

Head of Prep Boarding / Lynedoch Housemaster / Mathematics Teacher
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Ben Mason

Ben.Mason@wellingtoncollege.cn

Ben comes to Wellington College International Shanghai from Clifton College Preparatory School, England, where he taught Mathematics across all preparatory ages and held the position of Assistant Housemaster in the boys’ boarding house. Clifton College was Ben’s first teaching post.

Originally from Bristol, Ben graduated from Bath Spa University in 2011 with a PGCE in Key Stage 2-4 Mathematics. Prior to this Ben had graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Mathematics with Business Management (BSc Hons).

Ben’s key interests outside school include rugby, hockey, golf, skiing and travelling. He hopes this new chapter will allow him the opportunity to build upon his travels and experiences, starting with Shanghai.

Gu Li

Gu Li

Boarding Tutor
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Helen Clayton

Helen Clayton

Reception Teacher
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Helen Clayton

helen.clayton@wellingtoncollege.cn

Helen has been teaching for thirteen years and has been based in Early Years for all of her teaching career. She is passionate about working with young children and building the foundations to make them life-long, independent learners. Her teaching career began after university, working in a primary school in her hometown. The desire to travel and explore the world has seen her teach in schools in the United States of America and Colombia, but she has also lived in Australia and New Zealand. She moved to Shanghai in 2014 and was a founding member of staff at Wellington College International Shanghai when it opened. Having spent her first two years as a Nursery teacher here at the college, she has moved to Reception this year.

Helen began her path to teaching direct from senior school, completing a two-year Early Years qualification at Cambridge Regional College. After a year working as an au pair in America, she went to the University of Northumbria and successfully completed a BA (Hons) in General Primary Education, with Qualified Teacher Status.

Helen enjoys a variety of outdoors activities and holidays usually involve hiking or cycling. She cycles everywhere around Shanghai and would definitely be lost without a bike in this city! She has recently taken up Swing Dancing and also enjoys musical theatre, cinema and sewing.

Chloe Chen

Chloe Chen

Boarding House Assistant
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