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

Aysel Safarova

Assistant to HOP




Leyla Ibrahimova

Reception Teacher

Gulnara Gafarova

Reception Assistant


Key Stage 1

Year 1



 Sarah Dreyer

 Year 1 Teacher

Fidan Babayeva

Year 1 Assistant


Year 2


Sevil Aghamaliyeva

Year 2 Teacher

Lindsey Westhead

Year 2 Teacher

Aynura Mammadova

Year 2 Assistant


Aliya Aliyeva

Year 2 Assistant




Year 3




Sangeetha Rao

Year 3 Teacher

Gulnar Askerova

Year 3 Teacher


Year 3 Assistant

Lala Shahmaliyeva 

Year 3 Assistant 


Year 4


Benjamin Flynn

Acting Deputy Principal

Year 4 Teacher

Jamala Mammadova

Year 4  Teacher

Guldeste Hasanova

Year 4  Assistant

Aygun Vakilova

Year 4 Assistant


Year 5


Nicky Melling

Year 5 Teacher

Bahar Valiyeva

Year 5 Teacher



Graham Craggs 

Year 5 Teacher 


Gulnar Dadashova

Year 5 Assistant 


Firangiz Askerova

Year 5  Assistant

Mansura Ismayilova

Year 5  Assistant



Year  6



 Joelene Kerr

 Year 6 Teacher

Caroline Flynn

Year 6 Teacher

Aytan Ismayilova

Year 6 Teacher 


 Bahruz Abuzarov

 Year 6 Teacher







 Javahirkhanim Aliyeva

 Year 6 Assistant

Nigar Haciyeva

Year 6 Assistant

 Sona Ibrahomova

 Year 6 Assistant

Sura Nazarli

Year 6 Assistant



English Support Teachers


Vafa Yaftumova

Year 1-2 English Support Teacher

Aygul Mehdikhanli

Year 3-4 Support Teacher

Gulnar Shamiyeva

Year 5-6 Support Teacher

Leyla Mehdiyeva

EAL Support


Specialist Teachers


Lidiya Salikhova

PE Teacher

Orkhan Alizade

Assistant PE teacher


Esmira Jafarova

Art Teacher



Lala Bakhishova

ICT Teacher 

Sakina Mammadova      

Music Teacher


Shalala Mammadova

Azeri Teacher


Naila Afandiyeva

Azeri Librarian

Samira Huseynova


Ulker Hasanzade