Head of English: John Shaw

Heads of Department (SS)

John is Head of English. His first degree was in English from the University of Wales, Swansea. After taking time to travel, he completed a PGCE at Bristol and later an MA at George Mason, Washington, D.C. English in all its forms has been a lifelong interest, and he has taught in England, the USA and Asia. Prior posts have included UWC Dover, in Singapore, and Millfield School, in England. John is a passionate advocate of the IB Diploma program and delights in the diversity and breadth of international education.

John is fully involved in life at Marlborough including Model United Nations, climbing and outdoor activities, and the boarding life of Wills House. He plays staff football and hockey, with room for improvement in both, and beyond school enjoys cycling, climbing, surfing and exploring South East Asia.