Mr Martyn Smith

Western Co-Principal

Mr. Martyn Smith is Executive Principal for YWIES Gubei and YWIES Lingang schools. Mr. Martyn Smith has a B.Ed(Hons) in Physical Education and History.

He taught for 20 years in the UK and since 2002 has worked overseas as Head of Campus in the UAE, Deputy Head and then Head of Secondary in Bangkok, Thailand and most recently 4 years as Headmaster of Cairo English School. He has been teaching now for 36 years.

Mr. Smith’s philosophies are child-centred believing that teachers and education per se can make a difference and furthermore that students are the future leaders and should develop characteristics which will enable them to become influential in whatever aspect of life they commit themselves to.

Mr. Smith has a grown up family living in England and his wife also works in Shanghai. His passions include a love of sport having played competitively Rugby Union, Cricket, Football and Athletics. Now he enjoys a game of golf but is less competitive! Mr. Smith enjoys watching all sports, reading and likes quizzes!