The Institute of Learning aims to contribute to the development of education in China and beyond through high impact professional learning.
As a passionate and experienced team of experts, the Institute of Learning has a proven track record in China through its work with Wellington College China and Huili schools in supporting high standards of practice in education and operational functions.
Dr Ahmed Hussain is currently the Senior Director of Academics for Wellington College China and Huili Group. This position involves leading the Institute of Learning in addition to working across the group on all academic related issues and providing outreach support. Before the appointment, Ahmed served as the Director of Schools at Wellington College China for three years. Following an initial career as a research scientist at the University of Nottingham, Ahmed trained as teacher of science. Following many teaching and leadership positions, Ahmed was appointed as a Lecturer of Education at Durham University.
Fiona, Director of Academics (Early Years) at Wellington College China. Fiona has thirty years of experience in education and specialises in Early Years. After rising to the position as Head of Early Years in local government in the UK, Fiona led many of the high impact improvement projects and was instrumental in the successful implementation of the new curriculum and assessment developments in Early Years.
Fiona’s values and vision are to support the creation of conditions which maximise learning in this unique age group whilst ensuring that solid foundations are in place to develop independent, communicative and creative thinkers. Fiona graduated from The University of Sheffield with a bachelor’s degree in education.
Simon Ruscoe-Price is currently the Director of Academics (English) for Wellington College China. Simon has over twenty-five years’ experience in education as a school leader, teacher trainer and as a leader in education reform. After having served nine years as Director of language, culture and diversity at a high school in Suffolk, Simon took his first step into international education as Deputy Director of a national school improvement programme for an overseas government in the United Arab Emirates. Simon has a PGCE teaching qualification from the University of Reading.
Suisui Yu is the Director of Academics (Chinese) for Wellington College China. With over 17 years’ experience in education, Suisui has worked as a school leader, teacher trainer and education inspector. She has recently played a central role in leading a bilingual school from start up to maturity. As an education inspector, Selina was responsible for evaluating teaching quality in public schools in China. Selina was actively involved in the second phase of Shanghai curriculum reform programme and led mathematics teacher training in Shanghai.
Ying Zhao is Director of Marketing at Wellington College China. Ying has more than 20 years of extensive experience in international marketing and communications in various sectors including travel, hospitality and lifestyle holding different management positions in Asia and Europe. Passionate about education industry and the educational values, ethos and the commitment of Wellington College China to a truly holistic education, Ying decided to join the group.
Ying holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Nankai University, MSc in International Marketing from University of Strathclyde and received a certificate of New Media Marketing from Cornell University. Ying speaks Mandarin Chinese, English, French and enjoys reading and travel.
Coco Li is the Director of Facility for Wellington College China. She is a specialist of construction industry with over 17 years’ experience. Within depth knowledge of the overall lifecycle of construction business, from land obtaining, project planning, architect design/blue print, to construction planning and large-scale construction project management/implementation, handover till property/facility maintenance and management. Many large-scale multi-function projects were delivered successfully through her strong project management skills and leadership. Coco decided to join in Wellington College China and devote herself to build the first-class educational space with high quality and standard.
Nicole Graduated Shanghai Jiao tong University with Master degree in Public Administration. She started her career in well-known international hotel group. Following many human resources leader positions in property level, Nicole was appointed as Head of Recruitment in Greater China Region, leading senior leadership positions recruitment for more than 160 properties across china. With great passion and strong believe in wellington educational values, Nicole joined Wellington College and she is committed to making Wellington College China as one of the best employers among International schools worldwide.
Matt Lind is the Director of IT for Wellington College China. Matt spent most of his professional life in Asia where he led large scale technology projects as a VP for Citibank in Singapore and managed Chinese software development teams building enterprise solutions in Shanghai. Having enjoyed an international education Matt very much believes in the value of an international education for achieving life success and happiness which is what drew him to join Wellington. Matt holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from INSEAD.