how we teach

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Every BISB teacher is fully committed to your child’s personal and academic development, delivering exceptional lessons and awe-inspiring enrichment opportunities that motivate them to succeed.

inspiring your child to achieve

Our talented teachers are among the very best in the world.

Abundantly qualified and with a wealth of UK and international experience, BISB staff challenge, engage, and inspire our students to achieve more than they ever imagined possible – both in and outside of the classroom. In small classes, they’ll really get to know your child, adapting learning to their needs, passions, and aspirations.

Really importantly, our teachers love coming to work every day. This creates an energising environment where children love learning. Our parents strongly agree: 96% say their child is happy here.

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Our senior leadership team live and breathe our culture of support, inclusivity, and academic excellence. This creates a dynamic community where everybody thrives.
Ben Turner
Ben is a Nord Anglia Education-qualified senior leader who has a wealth of teaching and leadership experience from roles in the UK and across Latin America and Southeast Asia. Passionate about providing a holistic education that combines British academic excellence and personal growth, Ben leads a team dedicated to every child’s success.
Ben Turner

Ben started his teaching career in the UK before accumulating more than a decade of international experience across Latin America and Southeast Asia.

Throughout his career, Ben has taught maths and the Theory of Knowledge in IBDP schools. He’s also held a variety of leadership roles, most recently as the Deputy Head of a large international school in Vietnam. Ben joined Nord Anglia Education (NAE) in 2015 and completed the NAE Senior Leadership Programme in 2016.

Ben believes that a first-class education is one that blends academic success with the development of skills that cultivate confident, principled, independent, and caring young people. This is best achieved through a broad educational provision that encompasses specialist subjects, creative and active pursuits, and service learning.

In his spare time, Ben loves travelling with his wife and two boys. He also enjoys cycling and running, as well as cryptic crosswords and reading.

Chris Russell
Head of Primary
Chris is a longstanding member of the BISB community, having joined us in 2005 from our sister school in Ho Chi Minh City. A firm believer in the benefits of international education, Chris supports our youngest learners to grow personally, socially, and emotionally, as well as encouraging them to be ambitious in everything they do.
Chris Russell

After studying Primary Education and Environmental Science at The University College of Ripon and York St John, Chris began his teaching career in North Yorkshire. In 2003, Chris joined a Nord Anglia Education (NAE) school in Ho Chi Minh City, where he was a Year 6 teacher and Key Stage 2 Coordinator.

Chris joined BISB in 2005, subsequently holding a variety of leadership roles, including Numeracy Coordinator, Key Stage 2 Coordinator, and Deputy Head of Primary, before being appointed Head of Primary in 2016.

Since joining NAE, Chris has taken advantage of many professional development opportunities, including the Middle Leaders’ Development Programme and Senior Leaders’ Course. He is also our designated safeguarding lead.

Chris is passionate about the unique benefits of international education. He enjoys working in a vibrant, diverse community, where education stretches beyond the classroom. Chris also enjoys the school’s aspirational outlook, where everyone looks to improve themselves and support others to do the same. He teaches our students to be ambitious and become positive role models.

Outside of school, Chris enjoys keeping fit, travelling with his family, going on long dog walks, and enjoying the culinary delights of Budapest.

Amy Murphy
Head of Secondary
Amy brings a wealth of experience to BISB, having taught and held leadership positions in the UK, Dubai, Thailand, and Vietnam. A qualified Nord Anglia Education senior leader, Amy ensures our older students benefit from outstanding academic teaching and learning, and that they enjoy a breadth of sporting, creative, and service opportunities.
Amy Murphy

Amy’s career began in a large 14-19 comprehensive in Leicestershire, UK, where she taught English. After three years at a boarding school in Norfolk, Amy moved to an international school in Dubai in 2007, where she was appointed Head of English.

Her career within Nord Anglia Education started with an Assistant Head role at a school in Thailand. In 2017, she moved to BIS Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, before joining us at BISB in January 2022 as Head of Secondary. Amy has made the most of the many opportunities offered on the award-winning Nord Anglia University platform, completing the three-term Senior Leadership Programme and National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Amy is committed to helping our students be the best version of themselves, empowering them to go out into the world and make a positive difference. As Head of Secondary, she works with the wider BISB community to ensure students enjoy an exceptional all-round experience. She’s ambitious for both students and staff, and firmly believes that learning never stops – for any of us.

Away from BISB, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, running, cycling, cooking, and travelling. She loves to read, too, and counts Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt, and Kazuo Ishiguro among her favourite authors.

Craig Brown
Deputy Head of Primary and Head of Learning Technologies
After teaching in South Africa, the UK, and Botswana, Craig joined BISB in 2010. Alongside his role as Deputy Head of Primary, Craig is responsible for driving our 21st century approach to learning, harnessing the power of technology to transform our students’ education.
Craig Brown

Craig started his teaching career in South Africa. After progressing from Head of Department to Deputy Head through to Principal, Craig moved to the UK. In 2001, he joined an international school in Botswana before moving to BISB in 2010. He subsequently completed the Middle Leaders’ Programme through the National College and Warwick University.

As Head of Learning Technologies, Craig drives our 21st century educational approach. He is enthusiastic about the transformational benefits of education technology (EdTech) and loves the freedom and opportunities that international teaching offer. Craig also believes EdTech is a powerful tool that can personalise learning in new and exciting ways.

Away from school, Craig enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and travelling around Europe.

Steve Moruzzi
Deputy Head of Secondary
Steve is a vastly experienced maths teacher and Deputy Head of Secondary who joined BISB in 2018. Working proactively to ensure that both students and staff embody our ‘Be Ambitious’ ethos, Steve supports our pursuit of academic excellence to maximise each learner’s potential.
Steve Moruzzi

After starting his career at a large secondary school in the UK, Steve moved to the Middle East in 2000 before relocating to Southeast Asia in 2015. Steve is a highly experienced maths teacher who has also held several leadership roles, including Deputy Head of Secondary positions.

Steve’s vision of an outstanding school is one that actively meets the needs of its students, providing excellent teaching and learning in a supportive, dynamic environment. Living our ‘Be Ambitious’ ethos, Steve works hard to maximise the potential of every child, preparing them to become global citizens.

In his spare time, Steve is a keen cyclist and golfer. He has also completed an Ironman triathlon.

Shane Egglestone
Deputy Head of Secondary, Care and Guidance
Shane has carried out formal training based on well-being, mental health, and student safety. Leading our care, guidance, and wellbeing programmes, Shane ensures our students are happy, healthy, and enjoy learning, which is key to their success.
Shane Egglestone

Shane began his career teaching in England where he worked in a range of schools and in various pastoral roles, including Head of Year, Head of House, and Director of Key Stage 4. Whilst working in his last school in Cornwall, he took part in international exchanges in Canada, Thailand, and Australia: this ignited his interest in international teaching. Following this, Shane moved to Budapest and he joined BISB as a Physical Education Teacher in 2019.

As he did in his previous schools, Shane quickly became heavily involved in the pastoral system at BISB and he initially took on the position of Year 10 & 11 Care & Guidance Leader before being promoted to his current role. Shane is deeply passionate about student well-being and is an advocate of restorative justice, a system that he has seen work effectively first-hand during his time at BISB. He is keen to continue the excellent practice already established at BISB, but he is also excited to bring innovative ideas to fruition within the school.

Shane has carried out formal training based around well-being, mental health, student safety, and working with students where English is an additional language, among others. He is keen to ensure that every student he works with has the opportunity to experience a positive, safe, and nurturing school environment. With this in mind, Shane works closely with his Care & Guidance team to help ensure this for the students at BISB.

As an educator, Shane favours a holistic approach that allows students to focus not just on academic success but also their social and emotional development. Further to this, he recognises that mutual respect and kindness are two key principles that help to build strong trust-based relationships with his students. Ultimately, Shane knows that students who feel listened to, cared for and valued are more likely to thrive and thus reach their full potential in all areas of their lives.

Shane is an avid learner and in his spare time he is learning the Hungarian language in addition to studying bass guitar. Outside of school he enjoys spending time with his wife, and they love to travel and listen to live music around Budapest. Unsurprisingly, as a Physical Education teacher he also loves physical activity and regularly paddleboards, cycles and runs.

Sandra Burton
Director of Admissions and Marketing
Sandra joined BISB in 2021, having previously worked in marketing roles across the globe, including at a Nord Anglia Education school in Abu Dhabi. The friendly face you’ll meet when you get in touch with us, Sandra is passionate about the school, the opportunities we offer, and our wonderful city.
Sandra Burton

Sandra started her career in the luxury travel industry in 1989, before joining Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as Sales Manager.

In 2014, Sandra and her family relocated to Abu Dhabi in the UAE, where she was appointed Head of Admissions and Marketing at a Nord Anglia Education school. After four years, Sandra returned to the UK to embark on a career in the hospitality industry.

Sandra joined us in 2021, and is truly passionate about making sure each family gets the care and attention they need. Working alongside her fabulous team, Sandra will create a warm, welcoming admissions journey that’s tailored to your needs.

In her spare time, Sandra enjoys exploring new places with her two children.

teacher-led technology


Our teachers seamlessly embed the latest education technology (EdTech) across the curriculum and beyond, transforming how our students learn.

Using interactive whiteboards, iPads, 3D printers, and robotics, our students engage in transformative STEAM learning, which fosters innovation, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Co-curricular activities – including digital media and design, 3D gaming, and Lego robotics clubs – harness the power of interactive EdTech to ignite imaginations.

And on our Global Campus learning platform, your child will connect with classmates across the globe, taking part in one-off international challenges and exploring specially curated content from MIT, UNICEF, and The Juilliard School.


At BISB, we encourage our teachers to be ambitious and expand their knowledge – in the same way we inspire our students. This is the best way to guarantee your child receives the very best academic education.
  • On the Nord Anglia University learning platform, our teachers share ideas with colleagues from across the world, study for further qualifications – including Master’s degrees – and complete hundreds of courses every year.
  • Our STEAM and performing arts specialists benefit hugely from our collaborations with MIT and The Juilliard School, with access to cutting-edge teaching techniques, ongoing development support, and university-standard resources.
  • Every IBDP teacher is certified and trained by the International Baccalaureate Organisation, which gives them the practical understanding and theoretical knowledge they need to guide our students to success.


We’re continually evolving and improving at BISB, which ensures we maintain our exceptionally high standards of teaching and learning.

As well as being the only school in Budapest to hold British Schools Overseas (BSO) status, we’re proud to be accredited by several prestigious organisations, including the Council of British International Schools (COBIS).

In line with Nord Anglia’s Quality Assurance Framework, our senior leadership team conducts regular lesson observations, helping us to optimise how we teach. And through rigorous background screening, a strong safeguarding policy, and criminal record checks, we ensure our students are safe at school.

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