Teachers

BISP attracts and maintains quality teaching and educational support staff.

Simon Meredith, BISP HeadmasterWith international education experience in Australia, Europe and Asia, Simon Meredith joined BISP in 2005 and was appointed as Headmaster in 2020.

His previous positions include Mathematics Teacher; Head of House; Pastoral Coordinator; Head of Mathematics; IGCSE Coordinator; Head of High School and Deputy Headmaster. Simon has a background in Mathematics and Economics with an added interest in aviation. He has been an integralĀ memberĀ of the leadership team at BISP and has helped shape the progress of the school.

A balanced and stable staff is important.

On average a BISP teacher has been teaching for over 17 years and has been working at BISP for 7.2 years. Most teachers in addition to their home country will have taught in at least one other country. Our teachers spend on average four years in each school where they have worked.

Family icon60%
BISP teachers
are parents

48% – 52%
Male – Female
Teachers

100%
Fully qualified
Teachers

< 12%
Teacher Turnover
2014 – 2019

17.4
Average years
Teaching Experience

7.4
Average years
Tenure at BISP

It is expected that teachers will constantly strive to update their knowledge, methodologies and expertise, and be open-minded to new ideas.
(BISP Guiding Statements)

BISP maintains an extensive continuing professional education programme for its academic staff. The range of training covers the whole spectrum of school life, from subject specialist courses for the IB Diploma and Job-alike Workshops, to Life Saving, First Aid certifications and Fire safety training. Providers who come to lead sessions for our students also deliver sessions for teachers and vice versa. Since 2018, this has included but is not limited to: literacy; Theory of Knowledge; learning skills; and examination preparation; student wellbeing; ecology and environmental issues; assessment; musicology; theatre arts; mathematics; student motivation; health and safety;