Our Leadership Team

PAUL LARGE
Principal

Paul Large has held many leadership positions in IB, Cambridge and state schools including MYP Coordinator, Head of Pastoral Care, SEN and Learning Enrichment, as well as being Head Teacher of a Pupil Referral Unit in the UK. He gained a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Protection from Surrey University, a PGCE from Trinity College, Carmarthen and is currently engaged in a MSc in Education Management and Administration from Portsmouth University. Paul is also an IB Workshop Leader, facilitating inclusion across IB schools.

HISHAM FARGHALY
Head of Arabic

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ANA CASTRO
PYP Coordinator

Ana is a passionate educator with 10 years teaching experience in the United Kingdom, Poland, Sweden and Oman. Her IB journey began in the Early Years implementing the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and gradually evolved to varied teaching and leadership positions: PYP Homeroom teacher, MYP English and Humanities teacher, Head of Learning Support (PYP & MYP), Curriculum Coordinator for Languages (MYP & DP), PYP Exhibition Supervisor, MYP Personal Project Tutor, and DP Extended Essay Supervisor. She is a certified IB Workshop Leader and has been involved with the IB authorisation process for PYP and MYP in schools in Sweden and Oman.

Ana has gained BA (Hons) in Sociology from Manchester University, CELTA from Cambridge University, PGCE from Nottingham University, and is currently completing an MA in Special and Inclusive Education from Nottingham University. 

In her role as PYP coordinator she strives to guide and empower teachers and parents to best support our students achieving their full potential and become successful and fulfilled lifelong learners in a warm and welcoming school environment.

MATTHEW GREEN
Business Manager

Matthew’s 28-year career in the media industry has provided him with a strong background in business, economics and humanitarian subjects. He is a hands on entrepreneur who has started several businesses of his own and managed successful companies in both the commercial and non-profit sectors.

In 2015 Matthew worked as a volunteer at the Vientiane International School where he increased his knowledge of the International Baccalaureate educational system and learned the intricacies of managing a school environment. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Management and Legal Studies.

HEIDI ALLEN
Admissions and Marketing Manager

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SAYYID MOHAMED AL SAID
Chairman

Sayyid Mohamed Al Said is an entrepreneur and founder of a number of successful businesses in Oman. He is a Mechanical Engineer and earned his Executive MBA from the United Kingdom. He  spent 10 years of his career as an engineer with Petroleum Development Oman on sustainable and enhanced oil recovery technologies prior to embarking on his business endeavours.  He is married and the father of three children.