Secondary Leadership Team

Mr Chris Share – Head of Secondary

Mr Chris Share - Head of Secondary GIS Rayong

Mr Share joined us in January 2017 following Headships in Qatari and Shanghai secondary schools. He has also taught internationally in Warsaw, his adopted hometown in Poland and was previously based in London, where he taught and was a head of department in a government-rated “outstanding” school. His interests are sport and football. While time is catching up with him and his favourite team Arsenal, Mr Share still enjoys being active playing football, running and tennis, and he hopes to play golf again soon. He is very happy to be here further discovering all that Asia has to offer with his wife and two children.

Mr Mark Beales – Deputy Head of Secondary

Mr Mark Beales – Deputy Head of Secondary

Having worked as a journalist and newspaper editor in England for 13 years, Mr Beales moved to Thailand in 2004. Since joining GIS in 2011, Mr Beales has been Head of English, Acting Head of Secondary and is the school’s IB Coordinator. He is also an examiner for IGCSE and IB English examinations. Currently, Mr Beales is studying towards a Master’s in Education with the University of Nottingham. Mr Beales is also a published author who writes for Lonely Planet and other publications. When not teaching, he enjoys writing and spending time with his family.

Mr Thomas Pennant – Deputy Head of Secondary

Mr Thomas Pennant – Deputy Head of Secondary

Mr Pennant spent six years teaching in Thailand prior to joining GIS in 2014. He gained his PGCE in 2008, and has taught Business Studies as well as ICT. Mr Pennant believes that the digital age will bring many prospects for the current generation of students at GIS, and that it is important to prepare them so that they are able to take advantage of those opportunities. Mr Pennant has been a CIE Examiner for IGCSE ICT since 2012. As well as having a passion for teaching, Mr Pennant enjoys travelling and exploring the wonders of Thailand.