Almost 100 foreign-hire specialist teachers work at the British International School, Phuket.
Most are British nationals, with some Australians, Canadians and Americans. All teachers are fully qualified, with degrees earned from a University in their home country – several also have their Masters.
Prior to joining the academic staff at BISP, teachers will have already taught for a minimum of two years, usually in their country of origin. Many teachers join BISP from other prestigious international schools in other parts of the world.
Teachers of Thai language and culture, of which there are 9, and teachers of other foreign languages are native to the language that they teach (that is, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, German and Korean).
The teachers are assisted in the classroom by approximately 40 Thai teaching assistants.
The academic and boarding staff is supported by an extensive auxiliary team numbering over 200 people, who work in jobs such as finance, HR, marketing and general administration, housekeeping, transport, maintenance, gardening and in the refectory and laundry.