Meet our Team

Our highly experienced, motivated and dedicated team of educators strive to provide each and every one of our students with the best possible high quality, well rounded education, preparing them to be successful in life. Our teachers are supported by a caring, enthusiastic and highly qualified team of support staff who work tirelessly and collaboratively to optimise the conditions and climate for learning for children across the school.

Mark Ford


Mark Ford brings with him over three decades of experience in education. He graduated in Mathematics from Nottingham, before completing his PGCE at York University. His career has seen him teaching in the UK, Kenya, France, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, at Abu Dhabi’s ADEK ‘Outstanding School’, The British School Al Khubairat, followed by a Principal position at Dubai’s ‘Outstanding’ Dubai British School until 2016. He then moved to Kuala Lumpur to head the prestigious, British Garden International School before joining The English College in August 2019.

Carmella Jodrell

Head of Primary School FS 1 to Yr 6


Carmella Jodrell holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Education.

She’s served as a head teacher for a decade, in a career spanning three decades of international education.

Prior to moving to Dubai in 2016, she worked in the UK, Taiwan, Malaysia and Egypt.

Marking a lifelong love of learning, Carmella is currently completing a sociolinguistics Doctorate with the University of Bath. She has coached teachers, parents and students in both personal and professional development.





Emily Hopkinson

Head of Secondary School Yr 7-13

Emily Hopkinson completed her BSc in Psychology at the University of Lincoln and gained QTS to become a Psychology teacher. After working as a teacher and a senior Psychology examiner for AQA for a number of years, she completed her MA in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Warwick. Emily has also completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) through University College London’s Institute of Education. She performed a number of senior leadership roles - both in the UK and internationally - before joining The English College as Head of Senior School in 2020. Emily became the head of the Secondary School in 2021.

Our Team

Sully Sautron

Head of MFL & French Teacher

Stephanie Silva

Spanish Teacher

Sofia Ouskir

Head of Year 10 & MFL Teacher

Floriane Youcef

French Teacher