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Our Staff

Our staff, like our school, is diverse

To promote excellence at BSB, we recruit only the very best practitioners who have a passion for their subject and with the skills and talent to make a contribution to the life of the school.

Our teaching staff are highly qualified, professional, committed and dedicated. Many of our teachers are UK trained, although we also employ staff from around the world.

All staff are committed to the principles of our Guiding Statements. They work to foster a positive, pro-active learning environment where individuals are encouraged, supported, and given the tools they need to learn, grow and flourish. All of our teaching staff are also involved with Enrichment activities which contributes to the sense of community our students enjoy.

Culture of Continuous Professional Development

BSB is an international hub for learning. We are a COBIS Training School. We continue to strengthen this culture of professional learning, in order to add increased depth and knowledge to our work. We never stand still.

Our Professional Learning Community is well established and our Symposium in 2018 was the first of its kind where students as well as staff participated and shared best practice (see film below).

Our Professional Learning Partners support the whole school in various ways such as review groups to question practice and inform policy, identifying and working on the latest professional learning opportunities, research and development, and supporting and sharing effective and innovative practice.

Meet the teachers

What our teachers say

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Sébastien, Curriculum Leader of Technology for Learning

“Technology plays a prominent role at BSB. The rationale is to equip all students with skills that are important in today’s digital society.  Our Computing Curriculum is designed to build confidence in STEAM learning from Kindergarten through to Secondary. Our hands-on tools make learning playful, engaging and relevant, while developing students’ ability for critical thinking, communication and 21st century skills, like coding and robotics.”

— Sébastien, Curriculum Leader of Technology for Learning

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Alicia, Primary School Teacher

“The moment I joined BSB, I felt a real sense of belonging. The community is warm, supportive, respectful and positive. It is a pleasure to be surrounded by caring, dedicated colleagues and wonderful children. I feel privileged to be working in such an amazing school. I love working together with the children as they embark on their lifelong learning journeys. The level of care and trust that the Leadership Team have in their staff is so unique and special; I have never felt so motivated and empowered to teach and learn.”

— Alicia, Primary School Teacher

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Stephen, Primary School Teacher

“I love being able to work with such a diverse, vibrant student population, who really do have a passion and desire for learning. Only recently, it was amazing to see one child’s heartfelt congratulation to his classmate, after they were selected over him, for a part in the school assembly. This is the school community we work with, and this is what makes coming into BSB each and every day both an honour and a privilege.”

— Stephen, Primary School Teacher

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Esther, Learning Improvement Leader of Early Years

“It is a pleasure to be part of such a special international community. It is fantastic to observe right from the Early Years, the children are motivated to explore, developing resilience and making links in their own learning. As a teacher in the Early Childhood Centre I am passionate to ensure the children start their education engaged, motivated and critical thinkers, BSB is the best place to nurture and provoke this!”

— Esther, Learning Improvement Leader of Early Years

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Christi-Ann, Faculty Leader Performance & the Arts

“I loved BSB from the moment I came for interview, and still love teaching here 10 years later! The school has amazing facilities, dedicated teachers and wonderful students from a huge range of countries and backgrounds. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly to all, and together we focus on the development and education of each student as an individual.”

— Christi-Ann, Faculty Leader Performance & the Arts

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Barry, KS3 Coordinator for English

“BSB gives me everyday opportunities that I would rarely experience worldwide: to work with international students; to involve myself with charitable work to raise funds for the needy; to explore human rights; and to work in a cauldron of creative minds in my classroom daily.”

— Barry, KS3 Coordinator for English

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Agnès, Primary Bilingual Leaning Assistant

“BSB is the 4th international school I work for. This is my best professional experience so far! As soon as I arrived, I could feel a truly warm and friendly atmosphere between colleagues. The values of respect, kindness, resilience and care that BSB stands for, are really present in my everyday relationships with my colleagues. BSB is a very inclusive school where each and every child, no matter their personalities and learning challenges, will be given the best chance to succeed in their learning. In this professional environment, I can develop my passion for the relationship with children and for pedagogy. I feel blessed to be working in such an amazing school!”

— Agnès, Primary Bilingual Leaning Assistant

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Mark, Head of Higher Education & Film Coordinator

“10 years ago, BSB became one of the first international schools to start teaching Film. I’m really proud of the films the students have made since then, the international scope of course and the resources available at BSB to study this ‘seventh art’.”

— Mark, Head of Higher Education & Film Coordinator

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Maria, Faculty Leader of Science and Technology

“I love working at BSB because of its truly international nature. Having students from so many culturally diverse backgrounds, speaking a multitude of languages and sharing personal histories has enriched me and made me a much more tolerant and understanding human being.”

— Maria, Faculty Leader of Science and Technology

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Susan, Learning Assistant

“Since I’ve engaged in my role as Learning Assistant in the Immersion classroom, I’ve gained a valuable insight into the process of language acquisition by young learners. It is rewarding and stimulating to be a part of the learning journey of our EAL students.”

— Susan, Learning Assistant

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Natasha, EAL Immersion Teacher in UP, Inclusion Coordinator

“I feel it is really important to provide efficient and appropriate EAL support, as well as a secure and friendly environment, for new students at BSB who arrive with little or no English. Over the years I’ve been really privileged to work with children of many different nationalities and be part of a truly multilingual and multicultural BSB community.”

— Natasha, EAL Immersion Teacher in UP, Inclusion Coordinator


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