Leadership

Mrs Patricia KING

Mrs Patricia KING

Headmistress

Mr Richard UDY

Mr Richard UDY

Deputy Headmaster in charge of Quality of Learning and Teaching

Miss Emma FIELD

Miss Emma FIELD

Head of Primary

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.





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.