Leadership

Mrs Patricia KING

Mrs Patricia KING

Headmistress

Mrs Sinead COSTELLO

Mrs Sinead COSTELLO

Acting Head of Primary

Mr Adrian Francis GEORGE SCARLETT

Mr Adrian Francis GEORGE SCARLETT

Head of Secondary School / Examination Officer

Mrs King has a successful track record in improving school results, building winning teams, and under her leadership, young people’s outcomes greatly improve. She is fully bilingual in British English and French and she speaks Spanish and has completed all her higher education in London UK.
She holds a National Professional Qualification for Headship, has a master’s in theory of Literature from University College of London, and an Honours Degree in French Studies from Goldsmith ‘College University of London.
Mrs King completed the Leading from the Middle Course at the Institute of Education in London and she obtained her full Qualified Teacher Status after completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Goldsmith College where she worked as a lecturer soon after her son was born. (Her son is now a Londoner and he is in his mid-twenties)
Mrs King has acquired a varied international experience as a Headteacher, and she has led all through schools for almost 8 years. She is both a secondary and a primary qualified teacher from the General Teaching Council of Scotland and she is a qualified IBPYP Coordinator and she has successfully led teams of teachers through their very first IBPYP Accreditation and COBIS Compliance Accreditation. Prior to leading whole schools Mrs King has worked for many years both as an Academic and Pastoral Leaders in Outstanding inner London Schools.
In 2018, Mrs King completed a NPQH placement in an outstanding London school in Haringey, so she is very current as a UK school leader.
Mrs King knows Morocco very well and she is in love with its rich culture and diversity. She first visited Casablanca when she was 19 years old and has some family connection with Morocco.
Mrs King is very happily married to Mr King after meeting in Windsor London. They have worked and complemented each other in many schools using a variety of curriculum, with the National Curriculum for England and Wales, The Curriculum for excellence in Scotland, The International Baccalaureate as well as the Cambridge International Curriculum and in different settings. Mr King works as a Consultant for Schools as a Sustainability, Innovation and Research Director, and he is a keen sportsman/coach and mathematician with mastery skills in occupational psychology.
Many Mrs King’s former African students are now studying at undergraduate level at Washington University in the USA, in Canada as well as in the Russel group of universities in the United Kingdom, namely Queen Mary and Warwick Universities. One of her former students was awarded a full scholarship in the USA for passing all her IGCSEs early in June 2019 while in year 10 and another student was successful in getting a 80% scholarship in South Africa.
Mrs King is experienced in implementing the Full Cambridge Curriculum and she is keen to share her vision of a Green sustainable school where young people learn about Global perspective in a transdisciplinary approach and using inquiry-based learning.
Using technology is essential to her and she wishes to ensure all pupils are taught how to undertake their own research and learn with 21st century technology, bringing together history and geography and various other subjects relating to Morocco and other places in the world through exiting research projects.
It is indeed an exciting time for The British International School of Casablanca as Mrs King is passionate about education and she has a genuine love for African culture, its Arts and the family values, spiritual life and they say that the mutual respect she finds here.
Mr and Mrs King are both keen aviators and spend most of their holidays flying around Europe in light aircrafts, through aviation they bring Black Box Thinking into schools.





Sinead COSTELLO

Ms Costello gained a BA(Hons) degree from Keele University in the UK before obtaining a PGCE in Primary Education. Once qualified, she taught for 13 years in London working at a variety of schools and gained experience through teaching and leadership with each school.
As part of her role in leading subject areas, Ms Costello led on a variety of projects, both for school improvement and the well being and safety of students, including Healthy Schools Status and an outstanding SEF 48 inspection. She also led many residential trips, football teams and the school councils of the schools she worked at. During her time in London, she became the Assistant Head of a large primary school and supported improvement in behaviour as well as leading improvement in progress and attainment throughout Key Stage 2.
In 2014, she decided the international teaching route was for her and moved with her family to Siem Reap Cambodia. Once there, she has led on behaviour, curriculum development and assessment. In 2016, she beacme the principal of the primary school and supported the school through its expansion into two form entry and a new purpose built site. In her four years as Primary Principal, the school improved assessment results throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, improved links with parents through communication and involement in the school, and improved behaviour by reviewing and introducing a new behaviour policy and an integrated PSHE and assembly programme.
As part of her commitment to improving her skills and abilities, Ms Costello will be completing her National Professional Qualification for Headship. This will enable her to hone her skills and the knowledge that is required to be a high-performing headteacher.
Ms Costello Is extremely proud to have been offered the role of Acting Head of Primary School at the British School of Casablance and is looking forward to leading and supporting the school with its continued growth and development.

I have been working in education for 25 years across seven different countries; UK, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, France, Nigeria and China, and have considerable experience in educational leadership. I am joining BISC from Yew Wah International Education School of Shanghai-Lingang, where I have served as Head of Secondary since August 2017. Prior to working in China, I was Head of Secondary in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and Curriculum Director at Marymount International School of Paris. I also have some experience of being a teacher trainer in Botswana, and I am a qualified trainer for Cambridge International.

Throughout most of my career I have worked with the English National Curriculum, and Cambridge in the international context. I have also experience of US Standards-Based academic programmes and most recently the Chinese National Curriculum. I have presented at several international conferences on the theme of curriculum design and development and am considered an expert in this field. My other area of expertise is in supporting teachers in their professional development, and in assuring that their teaching has a significant impact on student learning.
My educational philosophy is underpinned by a belief that children have a right to be challenged by rigorous academic programs and should be empowered with tools that equip them to be lifelong learners. The implication of such preparedness is that children have a right to be taught more than just how to pass examinations. Our children today are entering a world of work that is very different than the one known to parents. It is therefore essential that children are given opportunities to be creative, to think critically, to work collaboratively and to grow to love learning.
Education is a partnership. When schools and parents work closely together children are more likely to be successful. An outstanding school cultivates its relationship with its parental body and ensures that parents and teachers work together to ensure the best for the students. Effective communications are important. If heart speaks to heart then the chances of a school producing outstanding young people for the future of their world is more likely.
I am looking forward to getting to know the students, parents and staff at BISC, and working together to ensure the best educational outcome for every student in the school.