Senior Leadership Team​

NEIL CLAYTON

Founding Head

NEIL CLAYTON

Founding Head
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JEFFERSON SMITH

EYC Founding Head

JEFFERSON SMITH

EYC Founding Head
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Luna Cao

HILA Chinese Principal

Luna Cao

HILA Chinese Principal
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Nina Lee

EYC Chinese Principal

Nina Lee

EYC Chinese Principal
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Emily Gallagher

Whole school associate Assistant Headteacher

Emily Gallagher

Whole school associate Assistant Headteacher
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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. ​

Jefferson Smith

EYC Founding Head

Mr. Smith graduated from Auburn University, USA. He holds a master degree in early childhood education. He has been working in early childhood education for over 25 years. He is passionate about the active learning philosophy of Harrow Little Lions and a strong advocate for what is best for children.​ 

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. 

Nina Lee

EYC Chinese Principal

Ms. Lee graduated from Hongkong Education University and holds a Master in early childhood education. She studied in Beijing Normal University, Wollongong University, Australia as well. She is qualified for kindergarten principal and early childhood teacher.

Ms. Lee has been working in Early Childhood Education for over 10 years. She used to perform as EYC Chinese principal, curriculum Director and education scholars in many renowned early childhood education institutions in Beijing, China and Singapore.

As a life-long learner, Ms. Lee pursues to build up a life-long learning community for teachers, pupils, and parents. 

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. 

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.​