British School in Baku

British School in Baku

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Primary Staff 1

Within any school, staffs are the single most important resource. In the Primary school, we have teaching staff, classroom assistants, administrative and nursing staff as well as security guards and the main office staff. Each is important and has a role to play in the life of each pupil in the Primary school.

In recruiting staff we look for the ability to work well with children as well as qualifications. Both are important if the pupils are to gain a sense of happiness and well-being in addition to excellent teaching. If you visit the school you will see how carefully we have considered these issues in our recruitment policy and practice.

Management Team

Linda Swinford-Mayer

Head of Primary

Benjamin Flynn

Acting Deputy Principal

Lala Gurbanova

Principal PA




Leyla Ibrahimova

Reception Teacher

Gulnara Gafarova

Reception Assistant


Key Stage 1 Year 1


Rosie Watkins

Year 1 teacher

Konul Yusifova

Year 1 Assistant

 Guldeste Hasanova

 Year 1 Teacher


Year 1 Assistant

Year 2


Sevil Aghamaliyeva

Year 2 Teacher

Lindsey Westhead

Year 2 Teacher

Aynura Mammadova

Year 2 Assistant


Gulnar Dadashova

Year 2 Assistant




Year 3




Joelene Kerr

Year 3 Teacher

Javahirkhanim Aliyeva

Year 3 Assistant

Gulnar Askerova

Year 3 Teacher

Aygun Vakilova

Year 3 Assistant 



Year 4




Benjamin Flynn

Acting Deputy Principal

Year 4 Teacher

Natella Mehdiyeva

Year 4 Assistant

Jamala Mammadova

Year 4  Teacher

Aliya Aliyeva

Year 4 Assistant


Year 5


Nicky Melling

Year 5 Teacher

Bahar Valiyeva

Year 5 Teacher



Sona Ibrahimova

Year 5 Assistant



Year  6






Graham Craggs 

Year 6 Teacher 

Clair Austin

Year 6 Teacher


Bahruz Abuzarov

Year 6 Teacher

Gunel Abhuzarova

Year 6 Assistant











English Support Teachers


Aysel Piriyeva

Year 1-2 Support Teacher

Aygul Mehdikhanli

Year 3-4 Support Teacher

Gulnar Shamiyeva

Year 5-6 Support Teacher

Leyla Mehdiyeva

EAL Support 3-6


Lala Bakhishova

Numeracy Support EAL



Specialist Teachers


Esmira Jafarova

Art Teacher

Sakina Mammadova      

Music Teacher

Orkhan Alizade

PE teacher





ICT Teacher 

Shalala Mammadova

Azeri Teacher


Naila Afandiyeva

Azeri Librarian



Samira Huseynova


Narmin Tahmazli