BISP attracts and maintains quality teaching and educational support staff.

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

Neil has previously been the Headmaster of Machabeng High School, Lesotho; Yokohama International School, Japan; and UWC Atlantic College, Wales, UK. He was awarded an MBE for services to British education in Japan in 2006.

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

Fully qualified

< 12%
Teacher Turnover
2014 – 2019

Average years
Teaching Experience

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;