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Alison Derbyshire

Deputy Head of Senior School - Academic

Alison completed her tertiary studies at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, graduating with a Masters Degree in History with First Class Honours and a Bachelor Degree in Education (Secondary Teaching).  She spent the first ten years of her teaching career in Auckland, holding leadership positions at state and privately owned schools.  In August 2014 she moved to Dulwich College Suzhou as Assistant Head of the Senior School, with particular responsibility for Key Stage 5 and the IB Programme. Alison enjoys the challenges and the opportunities that teaching within the Dulwich network and she was thrilled to be appointed to Deputy Headship at the Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong from August 2017. In her spare time she loves to travel within and beyond China with her family. The most recent expedition saw her venture into Hunan province and a particular highlight was her time spent in picturesque Fenghuang. 


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