Our staff are central to our supportive, learning-focused work environment as we come together to provide a remarkable learning experience for our students. We have an ambition to be a leader in international education. Central to achieving this goal is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and experienced staff across all parts of the College.
A dynamic, welcoming place to work, our staff are united by a shared commitment to our guiding statements and the delivery of our holistic learning programme. All teachers, and many educational support and administration and operations staff, participate in the Activities and Service programmes; many are also involved in the Outdoor Education programme each year.
With around 1,100 teaching, educational support, administrative and operations staff across both campuses, we have developed a shared commitment to care and wellbeing that underpins interactions on campus and guides how we work together to support our community.
Research shows that the biggest single influence on student achievement is teachers. We recruit and retain highly qualified teachers and provide them with professional learning opportunities that ensure they stay at the forefront of educational practice. Our teachers create a challenging and stimulating environment that helps students to grow in all five elements of our learning programme.
Our teachers collaborate with peers to develop best practice across both campuses. All our teaching staff are all fully qualified with experience teaching in an international environment.
Many have postgraduate qualifications and all are involved in a process of ongoing professional learning and development, ensuring that we are able to offer the highest-quality educational experience to our students.
Educational Support staff
Our educational support staff play a crucial role in the delivery of our exciting and dynamic educational programme. They fulfil essential support in a wide variety of student-facing positions on campus, including as teacher assistants, department and specialist technical assistants, secretarial and administrative roles, and as sports coaches.
Administration and Operations staff
Our hardworking administration and operations staff are key to the ongoing operations of the College as a not-for-profit, registered charity and as a safe and secure place to learn and work. This widely diverse group brings with them expertise in business and operations that ensure we balance the present and future educational, environmental and organisational needs.
My values are very close to UWCSEA's values. There is a unique sense of a united community.
I am inspired by the power of UWC’s diverse communities who will challenge and disrupt the status quo.
She's been inspirational through her dedication to my learning.
My coach created an environment for me as an individual to strive.
My teacher guided me through the whole process step-by-step.
The opportunity to work with students throughout their UWCSEA career appealed to me.
I teach at UWCSEA because I can help to mould really decent young people.
Aman Singh Chauhan, Head of Facilities and Operations
My connection with UWCSEA is a unique one. I was busy climbing a so-called corporate ladder until I realised that I was slowly moving away from my values. My values are very close to UWCSEA's values. There is a unique sense of a united community which I cannot explain in words, truly it can only be experienced by being part of the remarkable culture created by the communities on both campuses.
This organization has impacted me personally as well as professionally in so many positive ways, and I am very grateful for the fact that I have an opportunity to be a part of its mission. Education, Sustainability and Peace are very close to my heart and the members of UWCSEA showcase their commitment to these values in action, day-in day-out - which I find inspiring!
Dr Erin Robinson, Middle School Principal, East Campus
I often refer to UWCSEA and the wider UWC movement as my “dream school”. I feel incredibly fortunate to a part of an organisation that is so deeply committed to Kurt Hahn’s vision for reaching a peaceful and sustainable future. While I am currently the Middle School Principal and teach social entrepreneurship, my career began as a high school Biology teacher, and prior to UWCSEA, I was a school leader in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and the United States.
Leading learning at UWCSEA feeds my soul; there’s no greater joy than seeing how the collaborative approach we have embedded in our leadership and our classrooms impacts so positively on student learning, supports the craftsmanship of my colleagues, and builds a positive culture and community.
I am inspired by this coming together of our diverse community members which empowers students who will go out into the world and challenge and disrupt the status quo in order to pursue an equitable, humane, and sustainable future.
Erin is a senior leader at UWCSEA, sitting on the Learning Leadership Team at the College and the East Campus Leadership Team. Read more about Erin's professional experience here.
Jeremy Tong, Outdoor Education Specialist, East Campus
I joined UWCSEA for the amazing opportunity to grow personally and professionally in a full-time international outdoor setting. The opportunity to work with students throughout their UWCSEA career was what appealed to me and that I could be part of the catalyst to see them grow in their little outdoor moments was something I did not want to miss. The passion for the outdoors simply starts with a single moment!
I’ve been involved in the Singapore outdoor adventure industry since 2010. Immediately prior to joining UWCSEA, I was climbing on the slopes of Mount Everest and reached her summit on 22 May 2019. I hold a Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Learning and a BSc in Sports Science and Management from Nanyang Technological University. From 2010, I held instructor and management roles in Outward Bound Hong Kong, a climbing gym, a corporate team-building company and a local expedition adventure company. I am also a sports climbing instructor and hold kayak, sailing, rescue3 and lifesaving qualifications.
Hugh Pollard, Head of Grade 5, Dover Campus
I teach at UWCSEA because I can help to mould really decent young people. As a young adult, no one cares very much about the grades you got at school, but they care very much about the kind of person you are. I think UWCSEA helps to shape the right kind of young people and I'm proud to be part of that.