Leadership

Mr. Graham GAMBLE

Mr. Graham GAMBLE

Headmaster

Mrs. Touriya EL OTMANI

Mrs. Touriya EL OTMANI

Deputy Head of the School

Miss. Clare SARSON

Miss. Clare SARSON

Head of Secondary School

Mr. Michael SPENCER

Mr. Michael SPENCER

Head of Primary School

Until recently, Mr. Gamble was Head of Shattuck-St.Mary’s Forest City International School in Malaysia. He has been head of British international schools in the USA, Brazil, Cyprus and the UK itself and led an American international schools in the Netherlands, several years before heading the other United States curriculum school in South-East Asia mentioned above.
Proud of the fact that he has now worked on every continent, apart from Antarctica (!), Mr. Gamble has also taught in Greece, Australia and Spain. He grew up in North London and attended The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree. He then took a degree in Italian and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and trained to teach at the University of Cambridge before starting his career in government-funded and independent schools.
Mr. Gamble also has a Masters in Education Management from the University of Bath. He is married to Sue, a choreographer and Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance. They have two sons, one a software engineer in London, the other in higher education in Manchester. Delighted to take up this appointment, Mr. Gamble looks forward to many opportunities to get to know BISC parents better and to support their children’s education. He is excited to work with BISC teachers, its Board and pupils to build an even stronger school community for 2019 and beyond.
Mrs. El Otmani has a Bachelor’s Degree in Language and Literature, with a Major in English Literature from Kadi Ayyad University, Marrakech. In her 23 years of experience in education, she has undertaken numerous project supervision, school inspection, staff evaluation and other administrative roles. This work has allowed her to develop substantial expertise in the field of school strategic planning.
Mrs. El Otmani has also been trained and served as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator, a role which has involved her in the professional development of teachers with regard to this curriculum.

Clare SARSON

Miss SARSON has a BA (Hons) in American Studies from the University of Manchester, where she won the Kaiser Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation. She spent an academic exchange year at Louisiana State University. After a successful career in retail and HR, she decided teaching was her vocation and obtained her Qualified Teacher Status with the Merseyside and Cheshire Graduate Teacher Programme.
Miss Sarson has been teaching and leading teams of teachers for well over ten years. She has taught English from KS3 to KS5 and has successfully taught all three English A Level subjects (Literature, Language and the combined Lang/Lit course.) She has been a Sixth Form Progress Leader in addition to her Curriculum Lead role.
She has organised teacher conferences and delivered training for teachers throughout the north west of England. She was a mentor for trainee and early career teachers. She has been an examiner in A Level English Literature and GCSE English Language and is a member of both the Chartered College of Teaching and the National Association for the Teaching of English.

Mr. Spencer has a Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA, and a Masters in Educational Administration from the same institution. Until June 2018, he was headmaster of The Williams School in Virginia, a position he held for the preceding six years. In an extensive career in education and education leadership he has also been Superintendent of Schools in Norfolk, Virginia