Melanie joined BSB as Principal in 2016. She brings a high level of leadership expertise and experience to the role, honed during her time as a UK National Leader of Education, a secondment to PricewaterhouseCooper. She has been a school leader for over 20 years and more recently as CEO of a group of seven schools. She also has extensive international experience in teacher training and development.
It’s the ‘hearts and minds’ aspect of working in education that really excites Melanie, including unpicking the culture of successful workplaces and organisations, establishing a value-centred approach to school leadership, and exploring the power of working in a truly collaborative manner.
Neil joined BSB as Vice-Principal and Head of Primary in August 2017. He has considerable classroom and leadership expertise developed over 24 years in the UK and in international contexts. Before joining BSB, Neil held the role of Vice-Principal in a large international school in Hong Kong and then as a Headteacher of a primary school in the UK.
After visiting BSB for an interview, Neil says he knew “instantly” that this was the school for him and his family. A proud Early Years specialist underneath the suit, he counts the time he spends engaging directly with children as the best part of his day.
John has been at BSB since 2006 and, prior to taking on the position of Head of Secondary, has been the International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator and Deputy Head in the school. He has a degree in Mathematics and Education from Exeter University, the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and a Masters in Educational Leadership (MEd), and is currently working towards his Doctorate in Education with the University of Reading.
John loves seeing how children at BSB settle, find new friends and quickly get stuck into all aspects of school life; an approach he models himself as a member of the school’s Karate Club and a keen chess player.
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