Our talented teachers at The British College of Brazil know each child's unique needs, interests, and goals. They tailor classroom instruction in ways that custom-fit each child for success. 

As an important part of this, BCB teachers will nurture a strong bond with your child, encouraging them to build their confidence and grow in many other skills, like curiosity and creativity.


We have largest international teaching staff in São Paulo at The British College of Brazil. They make up 75% of our team and all hold international teaching qualifications from highly regarded institutions, mostly from the UK. They bring native English and incredible global experience into our school, from their time teaching around the world. 

Every day, they shape our vibrant, international environment, where our students get immersed in their subjects in a school culture that embraces diversity. Our teachers model their global citizenship and create a warm, supportive environment that’s built around respecting and celebrating our differences.


Our team has vibrant, international teaching expertise that they use to guide your child in their unique journey as a global citizen.

With experiences spanning England, Korea, Tanzania, China, South Africa, and other nations, they know exactly how to challenge and nurture our diverse student body with the strategies and tools they need to achieve excellent personal results.

Passionate at every step, BCB teachers always put students' best interests at the heart of everything we do at The British College of Brazil.

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Mr. Nick West
Continuing my career which spans over twenty-five years in education, I’m delighted to lead BCB. Previously to joining BCB, I’ve led other schools within the Nord Anglia Education family, such as Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai (NACIS Shanghai) and the British Vietnamese International School Hanoi (BVIS Hanoi).
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Mr. Nick West, Principal


  • BA (Honours), Geography and Social Ethics
  • Postgraduate Degree in Primary Education
  • NPQH, Headteacher's certification
  • OFSTED Inspector
  • Over 25 years of experience in education

I’m thrilled to lead The British College of Brazil and to contribute to the formation of a generation of future leaders. I believe that the rich diversity of Brazil will help to create more empathetic and globally aware citizens with a commitment to the helping the world. Therefore, much more than passing on experience and knowledge, I hope to be an integral part of a community that has respect for differences and embraces all our origins and stories.

I have a strong track record of building, developing, and collaborating with communities, so we all understand how our children learn and how our partnerships can support and strengthen this. In the Nord Anglia family, under my leadership, BVIS became one of the best schools in the city of Hanoi and NACIS has become the largest Nord Anglia school in China. I have also led and taught in successful schools in the UK and Singapore. Now, I’m delighted to use my experience to make BCB the most successful international school in São Paulo.

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Mr. Paul McDaniel
Head of Primary School
I’ve been at The British College of Brazil since 2013, and I’ve always found students at our school to be friendly, polite, and motivated learners. I’ve been lucky to work with fantastic families in my time, who have been very supportive of my work and helped to ensure that BCB’s aims and expectations are upheld at home as well as at school.
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Mr. Paul McDaniel, Head of Primary School


  • BA, English Language and Sociology
  • PGCE, Primary Education
  • Over 16 years of experience in education

For my undergraduate degree, I studied English Language and Sociology at The University of Sheffield. After graduating, I returned to London and completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Middlesex University. I was fortunate enough to secure a position teaching Year 4 at an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ school in North London before the end of my course, and I went on to spend six years working across Key Stage 2 and coordinating PE, G&T, and ICT. 

At the time of my decision to move to Brazil, I was working in Year 6, so I was surprised but excited to accept a position teaching in Year 2. It was a whole new experience for me and has, without a doubt, enriched my practice. I enjoyed working with the Key Stage 1 pupils so much that I completed a further four years leading Year 1 and Year 2 as Key Stage 1 Coordinator, before moving back into Year 6 at the start of the 2018–19 school year. I’m now working on developing the approach to assessment across the whole of the Primary School, alongside my new responsibility as Deputy Head. 

I was born and raised in London, which is where I spent the first 18 years of my life before moving up to Sheffield for university. I returned home for a few years before the call of the big wide world encouraged me to take the plunge and apply to The British College of Brazil. As an avid football fan, I spend a lot of time (probably too much time, if I am being honest!) playing, watching, and reading about football. I recently extended this interest to include writing, as I am currently producing reports for a blog that covers the Brasileirao, the Brazilian first division. 

I have also tried my hand at a variety of other sports, such as golf and squash, with varying degrees of success! I enjoy reading about a range of topics including history, technology, and current affairs, and I try my best to keep up with current events.

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Mr. Andrew Mullan
Deputy Head of Primary School
Previously to joining BCB, I taught internationally in Shanghai, China for four years and for two years in my hometown of Leeds, UK.
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Mr. Andrew Mullan, Deputy Head of Primary School


  • BA, Primary Physical Education (PE) and Sports Development
  • GCE, Primary Education
  • Over eight years of experience in Primary education

I have been teaching for over eight years, beginning with two years in my hometown of Leeds and four years in China, in an international school in Shanghai. Teaching in Shanghai was such a great opportunity to learn a new culture, whilst continuing to develop my professional skills. 

Before moving to Brazil, I spent four years in international education and discovered that I really enjoy immersing myself in a different culture. Among many things, my passion for football has been enhanced during my time with BCB.

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Mr. Maurice Hartnett
Head of Secondary School
I’ve been so excited to serve BCB as Head of Secondary. I’ve always been enthralled by Brazil as a country and the warmth of the Brazilian people. The world of possibilities that Brazil and São Paulo presents is something I fully embrace.
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Mr. Maurice Hartnett, Head of Secondary School


  • BSc, Computer Science and IT
  • BSc, Physical Education and Sport Science
  • PGCE, Computer Science
  • Over 20 years of experience in education

I’m originally from Ireland and lived in the UK for the last 24 years prior to moving to Brazil. I worked as an educator in London for 20 years and held a variety of leadership positions in three prestigious London schools. My background is in Computer Science, Maths, and Business. Initially, I completed my degree at the University of Liverpool in Computer Science and Physical Education, and then, I went on to complete my postgraduate studies in Education and Computer Science in London. In 2014, I took part in a BBC documentary on teacher training.  

I’ve been actively involved in sport at national and international levels – playing basketball in particular – and I’ve played all over Europe and the USA. I have a keen interest in outdoor expeditions and have been the Duke of Edinburgh leader in each of my previous schools.  

I enjoy working with the whole school community, and I’m deeply committed to making BCB the best school in São Paulo and Brazil.

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Mr. Timothy Jones
Deputy Head of Secondary School
I’ve joined BCB after a multifaceted career working as a history teacher, for NGOs, as an English teacher in a university in Vietnam, and even at a dairy farm in Australia, which have all contributed to my passions for history, pedagogy, education, and more.
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Mr. Timothy Jones, Deputy Head of Secondary School


  • BA (Honours), History 
  • MA, East Asian Rural Development
  • PGCE, History
  • MA Ed, International Education (in progress)

The British College of Brazil is a small, tight-knit community. We have the luxury of knowing all the students in Secondary. As a teacher, this has been an incredible opportunity for me to teach according to students’ needs and interests – creating a curriculum that’s inclusive, stimulating, and challenging.

After completing A-Levels in History, Politics, English Language, and Media Studies in my local Secondary school in Worcestershire, England, I moved to work as an English teacher in a university in Vietnam, and later, at a dairy farm in Australia. This move had a profound influence on my life and aspirations. 

Returning to the UK, I began studying a degree in history, focusing on modern political and economic history, mostly specialising in the British Empire and the Soviet Union. Whilst studying my undergraduate degree, I also began studying film theory. For my dissertation, I used depictions of The Great War in film as a lens through which to study political developments in the Soviet Union.

After graduating in History, I moved to study a course in Development Studies for a master’s degree, with the view to work in the field in Southeast Asia. My specialisms were Southeast Asian development with the Thai language and agricultural development. I worked with a group of grassroots NGOs in Thailand to conduct research into the impacts of hydroelectric dam construction on the Mekong River on the livelihoods of riparian communities. 

Having sated my interest in field work, I returned to the UK to work for NGOs. I found myself doing school engagement work and quickly fell in love with being in the classroom. I managed to secure a position on the Teach First training scheme and studied a History PGCE through UCL’s Institute of Education. My passion for pedagogy and education was ignited, and I worked as Head of History in schools in London’s East End. I’m currently the Head of Humanities at BCB. 

I love to learn, and this has led me to postgraduate education. I’m currently studying my second master’s degree. I read nonfiction almost exclusively. My areas of interest are currently the development of civilizations; sustainable economic development and zero growth economies; the conquest and liberation of South America; intercultural education; and post-colonial theory.

I’m also passionate about music. I’ve worked with students in Secondary school on a rock band project, which has given me the chance to relive my youth. I’ve spent as much time as I can listening to music and going to concerts. I also really enjoy cooking and gardening; I only like to grow things that can be eaten, and I am increasingly interested in the medicinal and nutritional values of plants. I’m also fascinated by film and its value as cultural artefact. I especially like Japanese cinema of the sixties and what’s considered Slow Cinema. I lead the International Award at BCB, because I love hiking, and this has been a great opportunity for me to get out into the wilderness. I’ve recently learned to brew beer and make ceramics – two new skills I hope to develop further in the coming years.

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Ms. Renata Capelucci
Head of Administration
I enjoy leading the administration of BCB. Among other things, I really enjoy traveling anywhere, especially to the beach and Northeast of Brazil.
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Ms. Renata Capelucci, Head of Administration


  • Degree in Pedagogy
  • MBA, Financial Management, Controllership and Auditing, Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV)

When I’m not working, I really like to travel anywhere, especially to the beach and Northeast of Brazil. I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and my little dog (Brenda). I also like to read books (romance, drama, and criminal investigation), watch TV (films, sports, cartoons, etc.) and go to movie theatre. I love dancing (especially samba and forró), and I do it as much as I can. I love Brazilian, Italian, and fast food.

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Ms. Carla Basile
Director of Marketing, Admissions and Communications
I’ve always been a ‘people person’ who loves challenges and learning about different people, culture, and values. I’ve lived and worked abroad for over 8 years (in the UK and Ireland), and upon my return to Brazil, I started working at BCB.
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  • Degree in Social Communication, Publicity and Advertisement 
  • MBA in Digital Marketing
  • Over 11 years of experience working in education 

When I started at BCB, back in 2012, it was a very small school with less than 40 students. I had the pleasure of being part of its community, values, and missions from the very beginning and watched it grow into what we are now. By knowing BCB’s heritage, history, and values, I feel confident to say that this is the only truly international school in São Paulo, and I’m excited to be leading the Marketing, Admissions and Communications team into a new era with the announcement of a brand new, state-of-the-art campus. The new campus will maintain its essence and sense of warmth through a child-centred, personalised approach to education, with a global set of collaborations that only a NAE school can provide. 

I have two daughters, also part of BCB community, currently attending the first year of the IGCSE and the IBDP. I can honestly say that they’re being provided with the tools and skills they need to succeed on whatever path they choose to take.


What sets our teachers apart? The majority hold international qualifications from highly regarded institutions – mostly from the UK – which means they're fluently trained and experienced in using ‘differentiation’ in the classroom that allows each child to grow at their own pace.

They’re experts at tailoring to the needs, goals, and learning styles of each unique child, incentivising them to unlock their love for learning. With this tailor-made approach, 91% of our parents confirm their child receives a high-quality education from our school, citing our teachers who lead the way to greater academic success for our students.

Being part of Nord Anglia Education also gives our teachers great advantages, including exclusive access to exceptional qualifications and trainings. 

They can enhance their expertise with:
  • An exclusive Executive Master’s in International Education from King’s College London
  • Numerous world-leading trainings from Nord Anglia University
  • Specialist training from Juilliard and MIT


At The British College of Brazil, we strengthen our teachers with an effective leadership structure at all levels of our school. While smaller teams lead their areas of expertise, our senior leaders support them to uphold the highest standards of teaching and learning, across every aspect.

We’re proud to meet the best educational standards in the world. We use word-renowned international curricula like the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and also count on Nord Anglia Education’s Oxford team of expert leaders, who oversee our academics and make recommendations on enhancements. 

With double certification between our international academics and Brazilian National Education guidelines, we’re can also be proud to be fully accredited locally, by our Ministry of Education in Brazil.


BCB teachers have the latest technologies in global education. This increases the level of personalisation for our students and enhances our teachers' instruction, from using data and analytics to building projects with slick tools and equipment. 

Our favourite space on campus that embodies our approach to technology is our multi-purpose STEAM lab and maker space. Modelled after a similar space at MIT, our inspiring 'Maker Lab' encourages students to connect ideas and solve problems across STEAM subjects, as they take a hands-on approach to creating solutions. Our students go on to think beyond their limits and apply their creativity and curiosity in novel ways, guided by our teachers and strengthened by our first-rate technology.
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