how we teach

Our outstanding teachers will nurture your child’s strengths and talents, build their confidence and resilience, and provide the personalised support, challenge, and inspiration they need to flourish.


At Dover Court International School, your child will learn from the best. Our world-class teachers bring specialist knowledge and skills to the classroom. They’re also experts at understanding how each child learns best and identifying individual needs.

Hailing from more than 20 countries – and with an average of seven years’ experience in British and international schools – every single one of our exceptional educators is carefully chosen. Like us, they’re committed to creating inclusive pathways to success for every student.

Staff List 2023-2024


Dover Court staff embrace innovation in and beyond the classroom, finding new ways to push the boundaries and ignite our students’ imaginations.

Using iPads, 3D printers, and a range of specialist interactive technology – including Duplo Coding Express and Lego WeDo – our students engage in hands-on STEAM learning, which develops their confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

Your child will connect with Nord Anglia students in 32 countries on our Global Campus learning platform, too. They’ll collaborate on one-of-a-kind projects – including STEAM challenges and maths competitions – and immerse themselves in specially curated content from MIT, UNICEF, and The Juilliard School.



Placing inclusivity at the epicentre of everything we do, our exceptionally qualified, highly experienced leadership team create a community where everybody thrives.
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Richard Dyer
Richard is a highly experienced leader and Principal, who has worked in schools across Southeast Asia and Europe. In addition to Master’s degrees in Mathematics and Educational Leadership, Richard holds a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from Harvard. Richard is committed to the values and principles of international education, and to creating an inclusive environment where every student achieves success.
Richard Dyer

Richard joined Dover Court from The British International School Budapest, also a member of the Nord Anglia Education family, where he was Principal from 2015.

After starting his teaching career in London, Richard took his first international role in Hong Kong. He subsequently worked in six international schools in Southeast Asia and Europe, as Deputy Principal, Head Teacher, and Principal.

Richard has a Master’s in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, as well as a Master’s in Educational Leadership. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in School Leadership from Lancaster University and a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from Harvard.

Richard has taught postgraduate degree programmes for Head Teachers and Principals in Hong Kong, Australia, and England, and has presented at education conferences worldwide. He’s a Fellow of the College of Teachers and an inspector for the UK’s Independent Schools Inspectorate.

With three internationally educated children of his own, Richard is committed to the values and principles of global education, believing that young people can create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Supported by an outstanding team of leaders, teachers, and staff, Richard ensures every student benefits from a holistic, inclusive education that empowers and enables success. 

Richard lives in Singapore with his wife. As well as having a lifelong passion for music, Richard enjoys cycling, swimming, and playing badminton.

Dave Buckley
Head of Primary
Dave joined Dover Court in 2022, having previously taught and held leadership positions in the UK, Thailand, and Hong Kong. A certified coach with significant experience in accreditation, curriculum development, and learning outcomes through prestigious organisations like the Council of International Schools, Dave is passionate about creating a positive, inclusive culture that balances wellbeing with academic excellence.
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Dave Buckley

Originally from South Wales, Dave started his teaching career in Worcestershire, England, before taking a role at a large international school in Bangkok. He became Vice Principal of a Hong Kong primary school in 2011, where he led a range of curriculum, pedagogical, and pastoral improvement projects/p>

Dave joined Dover Court in 2022. Alongside his position here, Dave chairs accreditation visits for the Council of International Schools. He has also presented at international conferences both in Hong Kong and Singapore, and has led numerous International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) workshops.;

Dave is passionate about creating an innovative and positive school environment, where learning and wellbeing go hand in hand. He works collaboratively with colleagues and communities to emphasise the importance of human connections, relationships, and belonging.

Away from school, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, as well as playing and watching sport. Dave and his family love living in Singapore and are particularly fond of walking in nature.

Russell Moriarty
Deputy Head of Primary – Curriculum and Learning
Having held leadership positions and taught in Uruguay, Egypt, and China, Russell spent 12 years in Hong Kong before joining Dover Court. Russell firmly believes in cultivating a supportive, happy learning culture, where every student feels valued, respected, and has a voice.
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Russell Moriarty

Before joining us, Russell worked in top schools in Uruguay, Egypt, and China, followed by 12 years at a thriving international school in Hong Kong. Russell is Head of Year, International Primary Curriculum Leader, and Whole School Leader for Curriculum Innovation.

Russell strongly believes in developing a culture where all learners feel valued, respected, and have a voice. He also emphasises the importance of conceptual learning, where students take what they learn and apply it across new experiences and contexts. Russell is passionate about curriculum development, too, and is a qualified concept-based curriculum and instruction trainer.

In his spare time, Russell enjoys hiking and supporting his children’s sporting and musical hobbies. Russell loves immersing himself in new cultures, foods, and local history, too. He also has a keen interest in photography.

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Luna Deller
Deputy Head of Primary – Community and Guidance
Luna graduated from the University of Buckingham, UK with a Masters in Educational Leadership and holds a PGCE from the University of Nottingham as well as a BA (Hons.) in French and Italian from the University of Birmingham.
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Luna Deller
Luna graduated from the University of Buckingham, UK with a Masters in Educational Leadership and holds a PGCE from the University of Nottingham as well as a BA (Hons.) in French and Italian from the University of Birmingham.

Luna has taught and led teams of educators in a number of different schools and across age phases in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia and The Bahamas. She joins us from another school in Singapore, where she was Principal and she is delighted to be joining the team at Dover Court.

Luna has a particular passion for giving children opportunities to make their learning meaningful through real-life experiences, inquiry and play. She believes that children learn best when they are invested in their own learning and that this happens when they are excited by wonderings and are given the confidence to experiment with new ideas. She believes in the phrase ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and is passionate about working together as a community to enable each child to understand their place in the world and reach their unique potential.

Luna has a keen interest in learning languages and finding out about new cultures and foods. She also loves to encourage and engage in creativity. She has led a number of different clubs, activities and excursions including overseas trips, multilingual singing, website design, TV production and batik painting.

Luna is a keen traveller and enjoys experiencing new places. She enjoys painting, singing, photography, yoga and running. Her favourite activity outside of school is spending time with her family and trying delicious new foods.
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Claire Powell
Assistant Head of Primary School
Claire provides a wealth of experience to Dover Court, having taught for more than 15 years in a range of schools, across the key stages, and with students of all backgrounds and abilities. Claire is adamant that every child should have access to an education that fosters creativity, curiosity, global awareness, kindness, and honesty – as well as academic excellence.
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Claire Powell

After graduating, Claire initially worked in insurance before successfully completing her PGCE in Primary Education at Kingston University. Claire subsequently spent 10 years teaching at schools across London. Beginning her career in Year 3, she has since taught extensively across Key Stage 2.

Passionate about curriculum development and quality assessment, Claire progressed to take on a range of leadership positions across Key Stages 1 and 2, including supporting a London borough with its assessment and moderation programmes.

In 2016, Claire was appointed Deputy Head at a school in south-west London, which was a specialist resource base for children with additional educational needs. This role enabled Claire to hone her teaching skills in new ways to accommodate different needs, delivering learning that was both challenging and accessible for all.

Claire joined Dover Court in 2018. Committed to inclusion and holistic learning, it’s her belief that all children should have access to an education that fosters creativity, curiosity, global awareness, kindness, and honesty, as well as academic excellence.

Rachel Edwards
Head of Secondary
Rachel has enjoyed a long and successful career in education, having taught and held leadership positions in the UK, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, and China. Committed to curriculum and wellbeing innovation, Rachel is relentless in the pursuit of world-class learning experiences and support for all students. 
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Rachel Edwards

Originally from South Wales, Rachel began her teaching career in Widnes, England, before embarking on an international journey at a British school in Brunei. In 2001, Rachel joined one of the founding FOBISIA schools in Penang, Malaysia.

Her senior leadership career began in Taipei, Taiwan, where, as Assistant Head, she focused on student wellbeing and pastoral care. In 2011, Rachel was appointed Deputy Head and later Head of Secondary at a British school in Jakarta.

Rachel joins Dover Court from an international school in Beijing, where she served as Head of Senior School for three years. Throughout her career, Rachel has led a range of curriculum and wellbeing innovations. She’s determined to provide world-class learning experiences and support for all students, and develop a positive, collaborative school culture.

Outside of school, Rachel has two sons. She enjoys travel, reading, and photography, and relishes the opportunities provided by our diverse, multicultural community.

Carla Hyland
Deputy Head of Secondary – Curriculum and Learning
A longstanding, highly experienced member of the Dover Court family, Carla joined us in 2011, having previously taught humanities and citizenship at an inner-city school in London. A member of our senior leadership team since 2017, Carla drives our fully inclusive educational approach, which ensures every student achieves success.
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Carla Hyland

After gaining her PGCE (Secondary) in Citizenship from London Metropolitan University, Carla taught in Hackney, London, before taking on leadership roles within the school’s humanities department.

Working with students from a diverse range of backgrounds, as well as those with challenging social, emotional, and behavioural needs, fostered a love of inclusive education. Carla is passionate about supporting every child to achieve their full potential. She also extols the virtues of student advocacy, global citizenship, and intercultural learning.

Carla joined us in 2011, attracted to Dover Court because of our blend of inclusivity, high levels of support, and drive to achieve academic excellence. She’s been a member of the school’s leadership team since 2017, and a key force behind our outstanding growth.

In her spare time, Carla loves to explore new places. Since moving to Singapore, she’s travelled extensively, learnt to scuba dive, and sought out regional cuisines, taking courses in Indian, Cambodian, Thai, and Vietnamese cooking.

Jacqueline Glazerman
Deputy Head of Secondary – Community and Guidance
Jacqueline’s extensive teaching and leadership experience in both the UK and Spain ignited her passion for pastoral care and inclusion. Leading our care, guidance, and wellbeing programmes in secondary, Jacqueline ensures our students are happy, healthy, and enjoying learning, which is key to their success. Jacqueline has also completed her National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).
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Jacqueline Glazerman

Jacqueline graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc (Hons) in Geography, Physical Education and Sports Science, before completing a PGCE in Physical Education at the University of Brighton.

After qualifying, Jacqueline taught PE and dance in schools across London, before a passion for pastoral care took her into a Head of Year role. Teaching and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, often with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs, sparked Jacqueline’s enthusiasm for and interest in holistic wellbeing.

Jacqueline moved to Spain in 2010, where she held middle and senior leadership roles at one of Valencia’s top British schools. She was subsequently appointed Co-Headteacher, with responsibility for pastoral care and support. This role brought her own educational philosophy into focus: that emotional wellbeing and strong student-teacher relationships underpin academic progress and success.

Having spent over a decade in Spain, where she completed her National Professional Qualification for Headship, Jacqueline joined us here at Dover Court.

Outside of school, Jacqueline enjoys getting active, whether that’s through HIIT workouts, spinning, stand-up paddle boarding, or hiking with her family. She’s also a keen baker and traveller.

Adam Goold
Assistant Head of Secondary School
Adam joined Dover Court in 2017, having previously been Head of Biology and Head of House at a leading UK school. A keen advocate for learning outside the classroom, Adam has a wealth of experience in developing and implementing exceptional opportunities that transform our students’ experience.
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Adam Goold

Adam read Medical Sciences at the University of Birmingham, England, before completing his PGCE in Education, specialising in Chemistry.

Adam joined Dover Court from a school in England, where he was Head of Biology and Head of House. Adam also taught at an international college in the UK for four years, where he assumed a variety of roles, including Senior UCAS Medics Tutor and Enrichment Coordinator for Science and Engineering.

Adam is a firm believer in the value of learning beyond the classroom. He loves nothing more than organising an enriching school trip, and has previously led educational tours to Iceland, Malawi, and the Galapagos Islands.

Aside from science, Adam’s great passion is coaching rugby. He currently coaches the school staff team, which is extremely popular among our teachers. Adam also enjoys wakeboarding and surfing.

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David Burren
Deputy Head of Inclusion – Whole School
David has more than 20 years’ teaching, leadership, and pastoral experience, having worked at high achieving schools in the UK. Alongside a Master’s in Leadership, David holds a Specialist Leader of Education qualification and is a coach for the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders. Here, David drives our whole school approach to inclusion, supporting students of all abilities to succeed.
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David Burren

Before joining Dover Court in 2019, David was Deputy Principal at a fully inclusive, high performing secondary school in East Sussex, England. Prior to this, he spent 16 years at an Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ school in Kent.

David has significant experience leading on priority areas, including child protection and safeguarding, pastoral care and wellbeing, staff development, and curriculum planning. He also has a wealth of knowledge in how best to support students with additional educational needs.

Committed to his own professional development, David has a Master’s in Leadership, a Specialist Leader of Education qualification, and is a coach for the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders.

David is passionate about supporting every young person to fulfil their potential. Alongside his commitment to inclusion, David is enthusiastic about global citizenship. He has led several international school trips, including to Switzerland, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, and France.

Away from school, David enjoys playing a variety of sports and getting active. His love of the outdoors is shared by his wife and three young children.

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Dan Franklin
Deputy Head of Educational Technology – Whole School
Dan joined Dover Court in 2021, having previously taught at a primary school in the UK and held leadership roles at a Nord Anglia school in Houston, the United States. Dan is an advocate for the effective use of technology across the curriculum, leading our drive to embed effective 21st century learning experiences into every student’s educational journey.
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Dan Franklin

After completing his PGCE in Primary Teaching at the University of Worcester, Dan began his career at a school in Birmingham, England. Moving internationally, he gained a job at the British International School of Houston, where he held several teaching and leadership positions over the course of eight years.

Driving our work to harness the power of technology, Dan believes the curriculum should be an ever-evolving framework that reflects the cultural and social experiences of our students. He’s an advocate for the effective use of technology across the curriculum, too, embedding cutting-edge 21st century learning experiences throughout every student’s educational journey.

Outside of school, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. He has played competitive football at various levels since the age of nine, but is equally at home on the golf course.


Our teachers deliver exceptional personalised learning every day. We support them to expand their knowledge in partnership with world-leading education organisations and through the award-winning Nord Anglia University.
  • On the award-winning Nord Anglia University learning platform, our teachers share ideas with colleagues from across the world, study for further qualifications, and enhance their teaching skills through hundreds of courses.
  • 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 invest heavily in attracting, training, and retaining the very best. For every teaching position, 40 outstanding educators are eager to join our community. The result is a select team of specialists who are fully invested in your child’s development, and whose teaching philosophy aligns with our inclusive educational vision.

To ensure quality, our teachers are regularly assessed against local and national benchmarks, as well as Nord Anglia’s stringent Quality Assurance Framework. Rigorous background screening, a strong safeguarding policy, and criminal record checks, make sure our students are safe at school.



With inclusion at our heart, Dover Court is a supportive, energising, and inspirational place to work. Join our thriving international community and you’ll help our children go further than they ever imagined possible.
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