Leadership

Mr UDY

Mr UDY

Pedagogical Director

Miss FIELD

Miss FIELD

Head of Primary

Ms CASHEL

Ms CASHEL

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Mr UDY joins us after a successful period of senior management positions within The United Kingdom independent sector over the past 15 years. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography from Kingston University, London and attended The University of East Anglia where he attained his PGCE Geography in 2006. Prior to teaching he attended The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he was Commissioned into The 14th/20th Kings Hussars and served overseas in Germany, Canada, Bosnia, and Cyprus.

Passionate about improving the academic standards of students, at his last school he designed and implemented an educational programme which dramatically raised the performance of everyone regardless of their ability with many of the students attaining places at The United Kingdom’s finest universities – including Oxford, LSE and Imperial London and other prestigious institutions both in the UK and internationally.

A staunch believer in collaborative leadership, he understands that building strong relationships with both staff, students, parents, and the local community is a fundamental aspect of driving up academic standards. Having an ‘open-door’ policy has been a feature of his teaching career to date and he is looking forward to continuing this over the coming years.

Passionate about all things equine, Mr Udy played polo for The British Army in Germany as well as Cricket for the Combined Services in 1997. However, he will freely admit that his greatest sporting love is Rugby and still cites his time playing for Bath RFC U19’s as his greatest ever sporting achievement.

Believing every student has the potential to succeed is essential if we are to truly harness the talents of the people we teach.
Miss Field has 25 years’ experience in education, including 18 years as part of the senior leadership of schools. She graduated from Birmingham University, UK with a B.Ed (Hons) in 1995, her main subject mathematics, and gained her NPQH (National Professional Qualification of Headship) in 2008. She joins us after 3 successful Primary headships – two of those in the UK and the most recent as Head of Primary in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Over the course of her career, she has taught all Primary year groups and co-ordinated almost every single subject so has hands on experience at every level in Primary. The schools’ she led in the UK were both in the top 10% of the country for their academic results.

She also has extensive experience of Safeguarding having been a Designated Safeguarding lead for the past 12 years. In her previous school she was the safeguarding lead for the whole campus from 3 – 18 years old. When working in the UK she was also a member of the Local Children’s Safeguarding board and involved in a number of serious case reviews. She has enjoyed this vital yet challenging role and understands the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of all students.

She firmly believes that Primary Schools should be places of joy and wonder – stimulating environments, hands on experiences and a wide variety of activities to fuel children’s learning and spark their curiosity. Schools should be fun places, filled with smiles and this enjoyment in learning will inevitably lead to great academic success.
Ms Cashel has over a decade of teaching, coaching and educational management experience both in the UK and Internationally in Sweden and Qatar. In 2010, she graduated from Stranmillis University College, a College of Queen’s University Belfast, UK with a B.Ed (Hons).

Ms Cashel’s specialist subject is in Business and all related fields of study such a Accounting, Enterprise and Economics. She has delivered these subject areas across a range of educational pathways including; Pearson BTEC Level 1-5, Cambridge GCSE/IGCSE and A Level as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Ms Cashel is keen to support the development of suitable pathways at BISC that support empower students to attain their personal best.
Over the course of her career she has held roles in middle and senior leadership in both areas of curriculum and pastoral development. To complement her experience she has also completed an Empowering Middle Leaders course and later her NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders). She believes in the value of life long learning and seeks out opportunities to allow her to develop and grow in her both personal life and professional career.

In her most recent role prior to joining the BISC family Ms Cashel was working in the roles of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Coordinator (IB DPC) with a Sixth Form Management role in a large international school in Qatar. She gained her IB DP teaching qualification in 2016 and attained her IB DP Coordinator qualification in 2018. Within her role as IB DP Coordinator she maintained a 100% success rate for students passing their IB DP. Ms Cashel was also a valuable part of the SELT and worked effectively to implement and lead a whole school literacy drive to support student attainment.

Ms Cashel has always had a passion for education and working with young people and even prior to gaining her QTS she was active in Youth Work. She spent most of her spare time working with community groups and organisations to help bring communities together. She has also worked passionately with disadvantages youths in both the UK and Ireland. Ms Cashel still keenly takes an active approach in bringing communicates together and in January 2020 hosted a 2 day international teacher and student conference in Qatar.

To help support a vision of restorative practice in conjunction with mental health awareness Ms Cashel completed her Mindfulness certification in 2018. She believes this allows her to embed a mindful and reflective approach to mentoring, coaching and counselling. This approach is one she has keenly utilised as an effective pastoral leader to see positives outcomes of change. Ms Cashel strongly believes in the importance of awareness around mental health to ensure all students are supported in a nurturing and safe environment that allows them to thrive.

Ms Cashel seeks to nurture and develop those under her care into well rounded individuals ready for the challenges of being an active participant in both their local and global community.

Outside of the school environment Ms Cashel enjoys water sports, yoga and time with her dogs. She has a keen sense of adventure and has travelled to over 25 countries. Ms Cashel was first introduced to Moroccan culture by her husband and has fallen in love with its rich diversity ever since. She is throughly looking forward to settling in Morocco and embedding herself into the local community.