Principal

Andrew britnell principal changsha wes academy

Andrew Mark Britnell

Andrew was born in England and spent most of his childhood living on the Sussex coast.

Originally Andrew left school at 18 having completed 4 A Levels and started as a trainee manager for McDonald’s UK working his way up to Store Manager at the national flagship store in the Strand in London. He then went to work for HM Revenue and Customs based at Gatwick Airport before starting his Higher Education.

He completed a BSc(Hons) and Associateship (Royal School of Mines) at Imperial College London, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Keele University UK and is now finishing his Masters in Educational Leadership.

Nationality : United Kingdom

Working in CWA: 2016

Current Role: Principal of CWA

Education Background: University of Leicester 斯特大学 , Imperial College London敦帝国理工学院

Profession/Subjects: Geology/Environmental Engineering, Business, Education Leadership

Highest Qualification: Masters

Total Experience: 20+

Since completing his teaching qualifications he has taught Business, Economics, Geography, Geology and Biology at top schools in the UK, USA, Switzerland and China. As well as teaching he has been the Senior School Leader in his last two schools; Dulwich College and Nexus International School.  Nexus was recently described during its CIS inspection as “one of the most innovate schools in Asia, which has significantly enhanced the learning of its students”.  Andrew has also managed the Careers Guidance departments at Dulwich and Nexus helping to get many students into top global universities like; Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, Oxford, UCL and Imperial College.

Professionally, Andrew is an experienced examiner of both A Level and IBDP and has run many teacher and student workshops on how to achieve top results in these examinations.

Andrew’s educational philosophy would be described as a teacher who likes to generate a learning environment where all students feel comfortable to express themselves and become active and independent learners who strive for excellence. He wants his students to enjoy their time at school as much as possible while becoming critical thinkers who look at the world around them and know how and what questions to ask.