Senior Leadership Team​

NEIL CLAYTON

Founding Head

NEIL CLAYTON

Founding Head
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Luna Cao

HILA Chinese Principal

Luna Cao

HILA Chinese Principal
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Emily Gallagher

Whole school associate Assistant Headteacher

Emily Gallagher

Whole school associate Assistant Headteacher
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Nancy Eldars

Head of Lower School

Nancy Eldars

Head of Lower School
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Neil Clayton

Founding Head

Mr. Clayton has been in Education for over 16 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Animal Biology from The University of Birmingham and trained as a Science teacher at Loughborough University. He moved to Asia in 2014 and has been working in South East Asia and China mainland as Headmaster. Being a motivated and ambitious professional, Mr. Clayton is committed to raising standards of excellence for all. ​

Luna Cao

HILA Chinese Principal

Luna has over 14 years’ experience in education. Prior to joining Harrow Nanning, she was a founding member of a highly regarded international school in Xi’an, leading school operations, brand development, government communications and public relations.

She obtained her MBA at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is currently an Ed.D. candidate of Innovative Educational Leadership Program at Concordia University. She has participated in a wide variety of professional learning achieving IB certificates, PTC International Principal Qualification Training, Principal Capacity Training Certificate from Beijing Normal University and University Counselling certification given by Education USA office of American Embassy. 

Emily Gallagher

Whole school associate Assistant Headteacher

Emily Gallagher have achieved a Bachelor of Music in 2008, she then went on to complete her PGCE at Manchester Metropolitan, followed by a Master’s in Teaching and Learning in 2013. She is continuing her professional development this year, by working towards her National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership, with a focus on assessment and mentoring.

Following nine years of teaching in the UK, she arrived in China five years ago and has worked in a number of leadership positions, including other founding schools. She believes that despite being a new school, a shared mission, clear communication and high levels of teaching will create a feel of a much older school, of which everyone will be proud of. 

Nancy Eldars

Head of Lower School

Ms. Eldars holds the Master of Education (International Education) from the University of Sunderland, UK, and completed her PGCE in Primary Education.

Ms. Eldars has been working at school for 21 years .Before joining Harrow Nanning,her role was as Principal of an Early Years and Primary school and Vice-Principal and Deputy Headteacher in previous roles as well as Head of Pastoral Care

She holds a great belief in the power of education to enrich children’s lives and the right of every child to experience an individualised experience. She is dedicated to providing opportunities for children to realise their highest academic potential, ensuring that their unique personalities and interests are nurtured and developed to their fullest.

Tina Quan

Teaching Assistant

Tina graduated from Worcester University. She has over 5 years teaching experience. In Tina’s opinion, teachers should be students’ friends as well as their masters. A teacher is a person knowledgeable also a good sample for students.​