School Life
School Life
Saturday 10 Sep 2022
Welcoming new staff to KCIS…

With the beginning of an exciting new year here at KCIS, Wuxi, we are delighted to welcome some fantastic additions to our staff team. I am thrilled that the high quality, qualifications, experience and talents of our recently appointed teachers and support staff will complement the existing staff family and further enhance the educational opportunities offered to our students.  

We now have Heads of Department focusing solely on the International School curriculum, rather than whole campus. This will allow us to continue to make our curriculum even more exciting, relevant and tailored to the exact needs, enthusiasms and interests of our student population – finding links between curriculum areas in order to introduce a theme – based whole -school approach. The dedication and enthusiasm of our HoD's is already creating a buzz of creative excitement around our school. 

Caroline Malone

G5 Homeroom Teacher

Caroline studied at Homerton College, Cambridge where she gained a Bachelor of Education with a specialism in Religious Studies. She began her teaching career at a school in Highgate, London and then Wisbech Grammar School, before settling in Norwich. Here she spent over ten years teaching at Town Close School, one of the country's leading Prep schools. As well as being a class teacher, she was Head of Religious Studies and was passionate about teaching the diversity of religions and cultures throughout the world. She has taught children of all ages from 4-13 years so she has a great understanding of the social, emotional and academic development of young people. 

She has a real passion for music, playing the oboe and singing in many choirs. She enthusiastically promotes singing as a way to improve wellbeing and regularly uses it in the classroom to aid learning. 

Caroline has always maintained that happiness is the most important aspect of facilitating good learning.  If children are happy, they will be more confident, adventurous and will strive to be the best that they can be. 

Matthew Peatman

Head of Humanities

Mr. Matthew Peatman hails from a tiny village called Pannal in the North of England. He obtained his BA in Ancient History from Nottingham University in 2017, and his MA in International Political Economy from King's College London in 2018. Matthew has been working as an international educator in China for over 4years, teaching a variety of English and Humanities based subjects.  

Matthew views his role as one of great importance and responsibility. He is a firm believer in having a holistic approach to education, where he places each individual student and their specific needs as the focus of his attention. Matthew's philosophy is firmly rooted in positive reinforcement and encouragement. He always aims to foster and maintain a safe, warm, and friendly learning environment in which students can develop into the individuals they want to become.  

Outside of work, Matthew is an avid sportsperson, both as a participant and a spectator. He particularly enjoys playing badminton and is a UK-licensed badminton coach.  

Isabella Nwoye Chinyere

Science Teacher 

In 2017, Isabella completed her bachelor's degree in Science Education (Biology major) with a second-class honor's upper division and later went further to complete a master's degree in education at Tianjin University, China. Having 4 years of international teaching experience she has previously spent 2 years teaching in a British international School in Lagos, Nigeria and has most recently been teaching in China for 2 years. At the British international school Isabella taught biology and assisted in modifying the curriculum that ignite students' interest in subject matters as it relates to the world, and responsible for the academic development of the students such as designing a critical thinking Problem-solving club for Biology students to aid them in their efforts to resolve biological problems they faced in class. As well as this, she has organized various science clubs, projects and has been extensively involved in the school's extracurricular activities. Isabella is delighted to join the excellent team of King's college International School Wuxi this coming semester and looking forward to creating a student-centered learning environment in which the students are in the driving seat of their own learning.  

Owen Hall 

G3 Homeroom Teacher

Owen graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a BSc (Hons) in 2010 and went on to do his CELTA and then PGCE at the University of Sunderland. Owen spent four years as an Assistant Manager at an English training school, where he taught pupils of diverse abilities and ages ranging from two to eighteen. For four years, he managed curriculum development and kindergarten administration as the Academic Manager and Senior Teacher of an international kindergarten. 

He most recently worked as a Homeroom Teacher at an international kindergarten, where he helped pupils prepare for admittance into an international primary school following graduation. Owen has made a big contribution to the success of each school where he has worked, bringing enthusiasm, ambition, and a love of learning to ensure that all children are supported and achieve success. Owen is looking forward to working with each student at King's College International School, Wuxi and Science to help them achieve their goals in a positive and dynamic environment.