Meet Our Teachers

Meet Our Teachers

On this page, you will have the opportunity to meet our teachers and leadership team. Over 80% of our teachers are expatriates, mostly from the UK, they are dedicated to provide the best learning experiences to GIS learners. GIS attracts the best teachers in the world thanks to its outstanding professional learning development programme and learning culture.

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The Academic Staff

EYC and Primary Staff List
Name Qualifications Position
Primary Leadership Team
Nicola Nelson B.Mus,UK;PGCE,UK Head of Primary
Neil Bowker BSc,UK,PGCE,UK Deputy Head of Primary
David Lee BEd (Hons),UK, MEd, UK Deputy Head of Primary
Etienne Viser BEd (Hons), South Africa Assistant Head of Primary
Jane Scott BSc; PGCE; MEd; MTESOL, UK Assistant Head of Primary
Matthew Sheldon BA (Hons), UK; MA, UK Assistant Head of Primary
Steven King BA (Hons); PGCE, UK Assistant Head of Primary
YEAR 1
Catherine Tamlin BA/BSC, UK; PGCE, UK Year Leader
Laurie Stevenson BPsy,UK; PGCE,UK Teacher – Community Leader
Carlota Serina MA; BA(Hons), Spain; PGCE, UK Teacher – Lower School English Leader
Andrew Adamski BA USA,PGCE,QTS,UK Assistant Year Leader
Caitlin Van der Walt BEd, AUS Teacher
Ben Sowerby BA (Hons), UK Teacher
YEAR 2
Ann Marie Kirk BA (Hons), UK Year Leader
Karishma Jethwani BA, UK; Liberal Arts, USA Teacher
Georgina Mudge Bsc (Hons) UK, PGCE UK Teacher
Katrina Cullen Dip. TESL, UK Assistant Year Leader
Shalome Benjamin BA (Hons), USA; MA, UK; PGCE, UK Teacher – Lower School Maths Leader
Juliette Colaco BA (Hons) QTS, UK Teacher – Student Leadership Leader
YEAR 3
Camilla Wright BA (Hons) UK; PGC UK Teacher
Rachel Jones BA,UK PGCE UK Teacher
Zoe Harris BA,UK PGCE UK Teacher
Fung Yee Pang BA (Hons), UK; PGCE QTS, UK Assistant Year Leader
Alice McVeigh BA(Hons),UK; PGCE UK Teacher
David O’farrel MA (Hons. 1); BA, Aus Teacher – Science Leader
YEAR 4
Anna Goh BA (QTS), UK Year Leader
Erik Wong BA,USA, PGCE ,UK Teacher
Mali Flower BEd,UK Teacher
Gemma Spedding BA (Hons) UK; PGCE QTS UK Assistant Year Leader
Natalie Pitchley BA,UK; PGCE UK Teacher
Louise Slann BEd (Hons) Teacher
YEAR 5
Gianluca Rocco BA (Hons), UK; PGCE, UK Year Leader
Jennifer Laird BEng (Hons); PGCE UK Teacher – Upper School Maths Leader
Alexander Bastin BSc, UK,PGCE, UK Teacher
Nicole Harrison BA,UK, PGCE, QTS Teacher
Leah Francis BSc,MSc, UK,PGCE, UK Assistant Year Leader
Arti Shukla BA (Hons), QTS, UK Teacher
Trevor Snelling BA (Hons), UK; Dip, Aus Teacher
YEAR 6
Tiffany Edwards Bsc ,UK PGCE, UK Year Leader
Penelope Dougherty B.A (Hons) B.Ed, India Teacher
Laura Hewlett BA (JHons), UK; PGCE, UK Teacher
Thomas Fournier PGCE, BCU; BA; CELTA, UK Teacher
Sophie Clarke BA (Hons), UK; PGCE, UK Assistant Year Leader
Alan Archer BA (Hons), UK Teacher
Andrew Kirkbride BA, Canada; Graduate Dip Ed Aus Teacher – Positive Education Leader
Art & DT
DiAnna Pantano BA,USA Teacher
Mikaela Koelma BA/BEd, AUS Teacher
EAL
Christine Joseph BA, S’pore Head of Primary EAL
Cecilia Lee Dip. EC.Ed, UK; CELTA Teacher
Audrey Manford BA(Hons), TEFL;PGCE UK Teacher
Robert Francis BA, USA; BEd, Canada; MA, USA Teacher
Anne Jenkins BPsy,UK; PGCE UK Teacher
Natasha Simpson BA UK, PGCE UK Teacher
Sonya Van Der Walt BEd, AUS; PGC, AUS Teacher
Karolina Cartwright BA; MA, Poland Teacher – Upper School English Leader
Melalyn Ng Hanhung BEd TESL (Hons), Malaysia; MA Ed, UK Teacher
Katie Sprung Bsc, PGCE UK Teacher
ICT
Alex Turner BA (Hons), UK; PGCE, UK; MA, UK Lead Digital Learning Coach
Joanne Savage BA (Hons), UK; PGCE, UK Teacher
PE
Daniel Iddon BSc, UK, PGCE UK Head Primary PE
Kathryn Shoesmith BA,UK QTS, UK Teacher
Abbie Burke BA,UK ; PGCE, UK Teacher
Rachel Price BSc UK; PGCE UK Teacher – Interhouse Leader
Dirk Cox MBA, UKCC Level 3 Swimming Aquatics
Jose Larrosa BSc (Bio), (Sea Sc), (PE) Aquatics
Learning Support
Nicky Griffiths BA (Hons); PGCE, UK Head of Primary Learning Support
Daisy Stella MA, B.Ed., India; Dip.LS, UK; ABA Cert, Ireland Teacher
Trudy Venter Higher Teachers Education Dip, South Africa Teacher
Jordan Stegeman BSc. Special Ed (Hons), USA Teacher
Jenny DeSouza BA (HONS); PGCE and CELTA Teacher
Library Teacher
Roger Fortune BA (Hons), PGCE UK,CELTA, UK Head of Resources & Library
World Languages
Ai Li Gao BA, China; BEd, Canada Head of MFL
Shermaine Wong Sze Mun B.A (TCSL), China Teacher
Farah Fariza Dip in Banking, M’sia; B.ED.TESL (HONS), M’sia; MA, M’sia Teacher
Celine Wong B.ED, China Teacher
Sonia Purisothanan B.Arts (English), M.Ed.TESL, M’sia Teacher
Abby Ching BA (Hons) Chinese Studies, M’sia; TCFL; TCSOL,M’sia Teacher
Hongrong Li BA,MA, China,B.Ed Canada, OCT Canada Teacher
Florence Wee BA,(English), M.Ed.TESL Msia Teacher
May Tai B.Edu, Taiwan Teacher
Rumaizah M. Jailani B.Edu, M’sia Teacher
Music
Chris Koelma BA/B & MA, AUS Head of Music / Head of Primary Music
Kate Guna M.Mus (Comp) UK; B.Mus (Hons) UK; PGCE (Primary) UK; Dip TESOL, UK; Examiner trainee for AGME, AUS Teacher
Emma Cohen-Joppa BMus ,MMus, US Teacher
Myra Owens BMus, MMus, US Teacher
EYC
Natalie Staples BEd, UK EYC Leader
Nursery
Ratna Dalal BCom.Ec, INDIA; PGCE, UK Assistant Year Leader
Michaela Nairn BA (Hons) and PGCE, UK Teacher
Sadiya Leach BEd , South Africa Teacher
Reception
Kate Lee BEco, PGCE UK Year Leader
Claire Curran BA(Hons), TEFL cert, UK Teacher
Bethany Freeman BA , UK ; PGCE UK Teacher
Manisha Parmar BA,UK , PGCE Teacher
Charlene Bowker BA(Hons), PGCE, UK Teacher
Counselling
Phillipa Hodges BACP (accred), PGDip, BA (Hons) Counsellor
Specialist Teachers
Adeline Tan BEd (Hons), AUS Mandarin Teacher
Cassandra Tan BA(TCSL), China Mandarin Teacher
Secondary Staff List
Name Qualifications in short Position
Whole School Stategic Leadership Team
Robert Stitch BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) GIS Principal
Nicola Nelson B.Mus,UK;PGCE,UK Head of Primary
Matt Corbett MA.Ed (HK), BPhEd, BTeach (NZ) Head of Secondary
David James BA Hons, PGCE, and MA Ed Director of Professional Learning
Moira Hall BEd (Hons) UK Director of Inclusion
Damian Graizevsky BA Hons, NPQH, PGCE UK Director of Learning
Neil Bowker BSc,UK,PGCE,UK Deputy Head of Primary
David Lee BEd (Hons),UK, MEd, UK Deputy Head of Primary
Amy Ward B Sc (Hons), MA, PGCE (UK) Deputy Head of Secondary
Emily Hopkinson B Sc (Hons), MA, PGCE (UK) Deputy Head of Secondary
Secondary Leadership Team
Matt Corbett MA.Ed (HK), BPhEd, BTeach (NZ) Head of Secondary
Wong Lee Ping B Sc (Hons) (UK), Dip Ed (M’sia) Senior Deputy Head of Secondary & Maths teacher
Emily Hopkinson BSc (Hons), PGCE, QTS, MA Deputy Head of Secondary
Amy Ward B Sc (Hons), MA, PGCE (UK) Deputy Head of Secondary & Science teacher
Daniel Norbury B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Assistant Head (Key Stage 3) & Geography teacher
Laura McGregor B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Assistant Head (Key Stage 4) & Biology/Science teacher
Lindsay Round B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Assistant Head (Key Stage 5) & Psychology teacher
Art
Ev Abbott BA , MA, PGCE (UK) Head of Whole School Art & Design
Anouska Doyle BA (Hons), MA, PGCE (UK) Art Teacher
Rhiannon Stocker BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) Art Teacher / Head of KS3 Art
Philippe Delmontte BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) Art Teacher
Business Education & IT
Mark Solomons B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Head of Business Education & IT
Abigail Kam Suit Theng B Sc, (US) Dip Ed (M’sia) IT Teacher / KS4 ICT Coordinator
Anna Berney BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) Business & Economics Teacher / Head of Year 11
Emma Jones BA (Hons), QTS (UK) Business Teacher/Asst Head of Business Education
James Abela BA (Hons), MA, PGCE (UK) IT Teacher / Head of Computing
Mark Stewart BA, PGCE (UK) Economics Teacher / Assistant IA Coordinator
Sally Cheah B Business, Dip Ed (Aust) Economics & Accounting Teacher / Head of Year 8
Gerard O’Hagan BA (Hons), PGCE (UK), MA Economics Teacher
Design & Technology
Russell Burton BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) Head of Design & Technology
John Allan BEng (Hons), PGCE (UK) DT Teacher
Naomi James B Sc, PGCE (UK) DT Teacher
Drama
Robin Lawrence BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) Head of Drama
Andrew Rankin BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) Drama & English Teacher /Head of Chancellor House
Joe Wyatt BA (Hons) PGCE & QTS Drama Teacher
EAL
Michael Riding BA (Hons), MA, Cert TESOL (UK) Head of EAL
Noriza Idrus B Ed (Hons), MA (M’sia) EAL Teacher / PSHE Coordinator
Pauline Chee B Ed (Hons), MA (UK) EAL Teacher / Camps Coordinator
Alan Robertson LLB (HONS), CTEFLA, PGCE (UK) EAL Teacher
Tine Klein Pendred BA Ed, MA Ed.IT (DK) EAL Teacher / Digital Coach
Arthur Brind BA (Hons), MA , PGCE (UK) EAL Teacher
Learning Support
Claudia Pegg-Campbell M Ed , B Sc ( Aust) , PGCE ( Aust) Head of Learning Support
Ian Hughes BA (HONS) PGCE (UK) Learning Support Teacher
Manjot Chawla B Arch, CELTA. Teacher Assistant
Fatim Hamsa BEd (UTM) , MA (UKM), TESL Teacher Assistant
Patricia Henderson BA (Hons) Science Ed Learning Support Teacher
Denisse Tafur BA Sports & Health (Germany) Teacher Assistant
English
Charlotte Pyne BA (Hons), MA, PGCE (UK) Head of English
Jade Golding BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) English Teacher / Head of Year 12
Mary-Rose Grey MA (Hons), PGCE (UK) English Teacher / Head of KS4 English
Michelle Berry-Khella BA (Hons), A.Ed, M Ed (Aust) English Teacher
Renie Leng B Ed (Hons), MA (Aust) English Teacher
Sara Sheldon MA (Hons), PGCE (UK) English Teacher / Librarian Leader
Adrain Stroet BA (Hons) Grad.Dip.Ed. QTS English Teacher
Jennifer Flounders BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) English Teacher / KS3 English Leader
Rebecca Amos BA (Hons), MA, PGCE (UK) English Teacher
Geography
Kevin Allatt B Sc, PGCE (UK) Head of Humanities / Head of Geography
Amy Tyers BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) Geography Teacher
Hector Cook B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Geography Teacher / Head of Year 9
Liza Phillips B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Geography Teacher / Head of Community Service
Librarian
Sara Sheldon MA (Hons), PGCE (UK), MA Librarian Leader / English Teacher
History
Paul Hutton BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) History Teacher /MUN Co-ordinator
Jack Sage BA, MA, PGCE (UK) History Teacher / Year6-7 Transition Leader
James Pendred BA (Hons) , PGCE (UK) Head of History
Edward Smith BA (Hons) & MA (UK) History Teacher
Sociology & Psychology
David Whitney BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) Sociology Teacher / Head of Social Science
Catherina Carragher BSc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Psychology / GAP & EP Leader
Mathematics
Amy Marsh MSc | BSc (Hons) | PGCE | QTS Head of Maths
Anita Collins BA (Hons), Dip Ed (UK) Maths Teacher
John Cartwright B Sc (Hons), GTP (UK) Maths Teacher
Mark Davison B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Maths Teacher /Head of KS4 Maths
Peter Henderson B SC (Hons), PGCE (UK) Maths Teacher / KS5 Maths Coordinator
Pooma Sathi B Sc (Hons) (UK), Dip Ed (M’sia) Maths Teacher
Ranjini Kumari B Sc (Hons), Dip Ed (M’sia) Maths Teacher
Vijaya Ratnam B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Maths & Science Teacher
Selina Mangin B Ed, Dip Ed (Aust) Maths Teacher
Yap Chin Fui BA (Flinders), Dip Ed Maths Teacher
Will Martinez BSc (Hons) | PGCE | QTS Maths Teacher
Christopher Newman BSc (Hons) | GTP | QTS Mathe Teacher
Natalie Clark BSc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Maths Teacher / Student Leadership Leader
Hollie Lewis BSc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Maths Teacher
Alistair Russell BSc, PGCE (UK) Maths Teacher
World Languages
Tom Ball BA (Hons) | PGCE | QTS Head of MFL
Li Na BSc, PGCE (UK) Head of Mandarin
Dylan Viñales MA, PGCE (UK) Spanish teacher /Head of Spanish
Julien Barrett BA (Hons), GTP (UK) French Teacher
Lew Jeyeng Cert of Ed (TTC), (M’sia) Mandarin Teacher / KS3 Mandarin Coordinator
Mah Keng Hoe BA (UKM), (M’sia) Malay Teacher
Ronan Jezequel BA, PGCE (UK) French Teacher / Head of IA
Rozalina Che Roslee B Ed, Cert of Ed(TTC) (M’sia) Head of Malay
Sophie Barre BA, PGCE, MA (France) Spanish & French Teacher
Veronica Palacin-Burballa BA, PGCE (UK) Spanish/French KS2 Coordinator
Charmaine Tang Xin Mien BA (Hons) (M’sia), TCC (Beijing) Mandarin Teacher
Music
Helen Long BA (Hons), PGCE (UK) Head of Secondary Music
Andrew Gui B Music (Hons), M Music Ed (USA) Music Teacher
Andy Taylor B Music (Hons), GTP (UK) Music Teacher / Head of Year 10
PE
Mark Springall B Ed (Hons), PGCE (UK) Athletics Director Whole School
Daniel Phillips B Sc (Hons), QTP (UK) Head of PE
Sune Christensen BEd (Denmark) PE Teacher
David Shoesmith BSc (Hons) PGCE & QTS PE teacher / Assistant Athletics Director Whole School
Helen Moss BSc,Sport & Exercise Sciences,UK PE Teacher
Science
Rebecca Taylor B Sc (Hons), PGCE, MA (UK) Head of Science
Adam Robinson B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Biology Teacher / Head of Year 13
Clare Holden B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Science Teacher / KS3 Science Coordinator
Ellena Morrison B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Science Teacher / Coordinated Science Leader
Jasmin Kaur B Sc, PGCE (NZ) Biology & Science Teacher
Dr James Saunders B Sc (Hons), PhD, PGCE (UK) Biology & Science Teacher
Joseph Rowland B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Physics & Science Teacher
Katherine Deakin B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Physics & Science Teacher / Head of Physics
Keith Netcher B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Head of Chemistry
Laura McGregor B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Biology & Science Teacher
Dr Michael Browning B Sc (Hons), M Sc, PhD, PGCE (UK) Chemistry & Science Teacher / Head of Year 7
Vijaya Ratnam B Sc, PGCE (UK) Chemistry, Science & Maths Teacher
Rachel Saunders B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Chemistry & Science Teacher
Ellie Davis B Sc (Hons) Science Teacher
James Prestwich B Sc (Hons), PGCE (UK) Physics Teacher
Matthew Smith MA, PGCE (UK) Science Teacher
Georgina Walters MChem (Hons), PGCE (UK) Chemistry Teacher
James Wright BSc (Hons) PGCE & QTS (UK) Physics Teacher
Jason Fletcher Jason Fletcher BSc Hons, PGCE (UK) Science Teacher
Counselling
Beth Alpert BSc, MA (US) Head of Counselling
Phillipa Hodges BACP (accred), PGDip, BA (Hons) Counsellor
Dustin Robbins MA, BA; USA Counsellor
Higher Education Counsellor/Advisor
Sam Wickham B Sc (Hons), PGCE Higher Education Counsellor/Advisor

The New Academic Staff

Find out more about our new teachers.

EYC and Primary New Staff List
Name Qualifications in short Position
Daniel Iddon BSc,UK PGCE UK Head of Primary PE
Roger Fortune BA(Hons) UK,MSc, UK; PGCE UK, CELTA Resources & Library
Alice McVeigh BA (Hons) UK, PGCE UK Year 3 Teacher
Neil Bowker BSc UK, PGCE UK Deputy Head of Primary
Charlene Bowker BA(Hons) UK, PGCE UK Reception Teacher
Natalie Pitchley BA UK; PGCE UK Year 4 Teacher
Rachel Price BSc,UK; PGCE UK Primary PE Teacher
Rachel Jones BA,UK ; PGCE UK Year 3 Teacher
Natasha Simpson BA,UK; PGCE UK EAL Teacher
Jose Luis Larrosa BSc (Bio,Sea Science,PE) UK Swimming Coach
Kate Lee BA,UK; PGCE UK Reception Teacher
Mali Flower BSc UK Year 4 Teacher
Jennifer Laird BEng(Hons) UK, PGCE UK Year 5 Teacher
Erik Wong BA,USA, ; PGCE,UK Year 4 Teacher
Anne Adegoke Jenkins BA, UK, PGCE UK Learning Support Primary Teacher
Bethany Freeman BA,UK; PGCE UK Reception Teacher
Georgina Mudge BSc Hons Bio,UK ; PGCE UK Year 2 Teacher
Laurie Stevenson BSc , UK ; PGCE UK Year 1 Teacher
DiAnna Pantano BA,USA Head of Art
Audrey Manford BA (Hons),UK ; TEFL & PGCE UK EAL Year 1
Alexander Bastin BSc ,UK ; PGCE UK Year 5 Teacher
Zoe Harris BA,UK ; PGCE UK Year 3 Teacher
David Lee BEd (Hons) UK, MEd UK Deputy Head of Primary
Nicola Nelson BMus UK , PGCE UK Head of Primary
Abbie Burke BSc, UK ; PGCE UK Primary PE teacher
Secondary New Staff List
Name Qualifications in short Position
Ev Abbott BA History of Art and Fine Art/MA, PGCE HEAD OF WHOLE SCHOOL ART
Muhammad Naveed Ashraf Ghumman BA Econs & Political Science/MA Computer Science DATA MANAGER
Alistair Russell BSc Mathematics, PGCE MATHEMATICS TEACHER
Arthur Brind BA Hons Philosophy, MA of Art, PGCE EAL TEACHER
Catherina Carragher BSc Hons Applied Psychology PSYCHOLOGY TEACHER
Edward Smith BA Hons & MA HISTORY TEACHER
Hollie Lewis BSc Hons Mathematics, PGCE MATHEMATICS TEACHER
Philippe Delmotte BA Hons Three Dimensional Design, PGCE ART TEACHER
Jason Fletcher BSc Hons, PGCE SCIENCE TEACHER
Samuel Wickham BSc Hons Marine Biology, PGCE HIGHER EDUCATION COUNSELLOR & ADVISOR
Russell Burton BA Hons in Industrial Design and Technology, PGCE HEAD OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Alan Robertson LLB (Bachelor of Laws), CTEFLA , PGCE EAL TEACHER
Beth Alpert BSc in Speech & MA HEAD OF COUNSELLING

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