Leadership Team

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers

Executive Master
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Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers, Executive Master of Wellington College Hangzhou, has worked as Founding Principal at Taylor’s International School Puchong, Malaysia for the past three years where he has helped oversee the preparation, launch and successful establishment of the school. Enrolment is currently at over 1,300 pupils and rising.

Prior to working in Malaysia, Paul established, as Headmaster and Member of the Board, the first ‘Article One’ Bilingual International School in Makuhari, Japan where he worked for six years. Makuhari International School grew to full capacity during his time there and was a model for other similar schools to be established over the following years.

Paul trained as a teacher at La Saint Union College of Further Education in Southampton UK, specialising in Music, after which he obtained the National Professional Qualification for Headship from the Leadership College as well as becoming an Associate of the Royal College of Music – focusing on piano and ‘cello. Prior to training to become a teacher he studied music at Hull University.

When not working, Paul is passionate about football and will happily watch all and any English Premier League match taking place. He also likes cooking, immersing himself in different cultures as well as travelling.

Jacqueline Speer

Jacqueline Speer

Head of Early Years
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Jacqueline Speer

When she was younger, Jacqueline thought kindergarten was a time of joy and possibilities. As an adult she has built upon these early understandings through 18 years of advocating for meaningful, high quality education for young children both at home in Australia and China. This global platform enabled Jacqueline to gain an understanding of international-mindedness, and the importance of developing this in young learners.

Jacqueline is particularly interested in innovative, research based pedagogy, which was the focus of both her Bachelor and Masters of Early Childhood degree. Jacqueline passionately believes children learn at their best from an authentically responsive curriculum that validates their interests as worthy of investigation.

When Jacqueline is not working – supporting her daughters – or caring for animals, you can probably find her cooking. She enjoys using ingredients from all over the world in her passion for trying and tasting new cuisines. The most important part of cooking to her is its collaborative nature, with lots of fond memories of baking with her grandmother, mother and sisters.

Jonathan Mills

Jonathan Mills

Head of Primary
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Jonathan Mills

After graduating from Kingston Polytechnic (Kingston University London) with a degree in Chemistry, Jonathan Mills first worked in the Chemical industry then gained a commission as an Officer in The Royal Air Force before embarking on a career in teaching.

Prior to joining Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou, Jonathan spent four years as principal of an international school in Yiwu city, Zhejiang province China. Before coming to China, Jonathan was Deputy Head of Great Ballard Preparatory school in West Sussex.

Jonathan has specialised in teaching Science, but has also taught Maths and Geography at KS3, coached rugby and cricket and been a head of boarding.

Jonathan is determined to ensure that every child that attends Wellington College Bilingual Hangzhou is challenged to be their best every day, that they