British International School Academic Staff Photo 2017

Whole School Leadership

HEADMASTER – Neil Richards

Neil Richards addresses the IB Art Exhibition Opening ceremony March 2018

BA Degree in History and Classical Studies and Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Cardiff University; M.Phil. in International Education, University of Bath.

An experienced international educator, conference presenter, workshop leader and author, Neil joined BISP in 2011.

Former Headships: Machabeng High School, Lesotho; Yokohama International School, Japan; UWC Atlantic College, Wales, UK. Awarded an MBE for services to British education in Japan 2006.

Mr Richards answering primary students questions in his office

Thai Director – Suwinai Viponchai

Ajarn Suwina Viponchai at the Annual Wai Khru Ceremony

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructions from Sukhothai Thammatirat Open University, Certificate of Education from Rajabhat Institute, BA in Thai Language for Communications, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

An experienced international educator in Thailand, Inspector for Internal Quality Assurance of  Office of the Private Education Commission (OPEC) and Joint Accreditation Inspector for ONESQA and Overseas Accreditation Agencies, Committee of International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT), IBO’s Examiner in Language A: Language and Literature.

Ajarn Suwinai discussing a presentation with students

Primary Senior Leadership

Principal Primary School – Kenneth Page

Primary Principal assists students with their work

B.Ed. Honours History Degree awarded by the University of Oxford; MSc in Educational Leadership awarded by the University of Leicester.

Experienced in both domestic (UK and USA) and international education, conference presenter and workshop leader. Ken joined BISP in 2017.

Former Headships: Kidurong International School, Malaysia; Damascus Shell School, Syria; the British Embassy School Ankara, Turkey. Former co-opted Director of the Council Of British International Schools (COBIS) and founder member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) Middle East district.

Ken Page watches a student produced video

Deputy Principal Primary School – Benjamin Robinson

B.Ed. and a Diploma of Teaching from Massey University, New Zealand and 20 Years combined experience, teaching and leading, in schools across New Zealand and Internationally.

Deputy Principal Primary School – David Nichol

B.Ed. from Otago University; Diploma of Teaching, Dunedin College of Education.
An experienced Primary School teacher who has worked internationally and in New Zealand, David join BISP in 2015. Former Schools include Kristin School and Conifer Grove School, New Zealand, and Yokohama International School, Japan.

Secondary School Leadership

Principal Secondary School – Simon Meredith

Simon Meredith talking with secondary students

B.Ed. from University of Queensland; Dip Teach from Queensland University of Technology.

With international education experience in Australia, Europe and Asia, Simon joined BISP in 2005.

Previous positions include: Mathematics teacher, Head of House, Pastoral Coordinator, Head of Mathematics, IGCSE Coordinator and Head of High School. Awarded National Excellence in Teaching Awards in Australia.

Awarding prizes after the 2017 Secondary Sports Day

Deputy Principal Secondary School – Ginette Stockings

Ginny discusses the LaunchX ideas with Secondary Students

BA Degree in English at Loughborough University and PGCE from University of East Anglia.

Joining BISP in 2013 with extensive teaching experience in English, Literature and Media Studies courses and leadership roles in Pastoral Care, Head of Faculty and whole school Teaching and Learning.

Ginny assisting at the Annual BISP Soccer 7's November 2017

BISP Attracts and maintains quality teaching and educational support staff 


  • Male %
  • Female %

Staff Turnover 2017-18

Teaching Experience

A positive school climate in which respect, in and amongst teachers and students, is at the forefront of school culture

6.4 years
Average length of service

Nationality %

  • British
  • Australian
  • Thai
  • New Zealand
  • American
  • Irish
  • Canadian
  • Other

Provides appropriate professional development opportunities for academic and non-academic staff alike, which has a positive impact on teaching and learning