Luke Bingham

Luke joins Wellington International School, Shanghai from King Edward VI School in rural Suffolk. After being educated at Liverpool and Bristol Universities, he achieved his PGCE before ultimately deciding to work in the private sector. Having worked as a croupier in London’s West End, a formulations chemist in the paint trade, a quality assurance chemist at Unilever and as a director of a £12 million turnover company, he realised that something wasn’t right; the job satisfaction he needed wasn’t there.

In 2006, Luke returned to his first role back in the education sector. Having held co-ordinator, head of subject and director roles across several schools, he now looks forward to the challenge of working in an exciting international school.

Luke enjoys all aspects of science. His mantra of: ‘No excuse for a boring science lesson’ has led him to help redesign curricula and look for opportunities to make it as relevant as possible to pupils of all ages.

Away from the sphere of work, Luke is an accomplished musician, provided that the song can be played slowly on a guitar with a maximum of four chords. He also enjoys badminton, table tennis and five-a-side football. He also enjoys walking, travelling, reading and listening to music. Luke is eagerly anticipating the many challenges and opportunities that both Wellington College and Shanghai have to offer.