Academic Leadership

Academic Leadership

Jonathan Spinks

Deputy Principal, Head of Performing Arts
Academic Leadership
MYP Teacher


In my opinion teaching is still the best job in the world and I believe passionately in inspiring students, not just academically, but personally, socially and also to make a difference in the world.
I have been in education now for just over 20 years and started my teaching career in Poland. I have since worked in the UK and other international schools in Budapest and Bali. I have a wide range of experience in teaching and leadership across the entire 4-18 age range.

Chris Graham

Digital Communications, Teaching and Learning Director

I am originally from Newcastle upon tyne in the UK. My Technology career began as a Software Engineer for the investment banking industry, moving on to become a Project Manager, helping blind users become more independent through the use of assistive technology. My Educational career followed the path of working in international schools in Chile, Barcelona and Germany. My last position was in Santiago, Chile where I had been working in a school as the K12 Technology Coordinator. My main experience is in the IB Curriculum, MYP Design, technology integration and team leadership.


Penny Clements

DP Coordinator, Performing Arts Teacher

Penny was Head chorister at a Woodard School in the UK, and went on to gain a BMus at Trinity College of Music. She specialised in choral conducting, arranging and music education, then went on to study her PGCE at the University of Reading where she was a member of the University chamber choir.
Penny has worked in the IB teaching music, and coordinating MYP and DP in the UK and Caribbean. In addition to her current post as Head of Music at Cobham Hall in Kent, Penny directs a ladies’ choir.

David Green

MYP coordinator
MYP/DP Individuals and Societies Teacher


An educator who draws upon a diverse career that includes work in the music industry and in corporate entertainment, David is a passionate explorer of innovations in educational environments and practices. He has experience of varied pedagogical approaches having taught the national curriculum in the UK, the International Baccalaureate in Spain and having most recently worked at Green School in Bali.
His work has included design of innovative educational environments, development of integrated, experiential units of work, concept based inquiry, permaculture, arts integration, developing student autonomy, diverse personality friendly classrooms and mindfulness in schools. He has recently facilitated workshops for educators from around the world as part of the Green School Educators course. His study of Gaia Education’s, ‘Design for Sustainability’ is part of a lifetime commitment to contributing to more sustainable and regenerative cultures through education. David loves to cycle (and recently cycled from the source of the Danube in the Black Forest to here in Budapest), guitars and exploring the great outdoors.

Holly Johnstone

Class Teacher
KS2 Coordinator
Drama Specialist


Hi, my name is Holly Johnstone and I am currently teaching in the Heritage Private School in Limassol in Cyprus. Prior to this I was at The English School in Limassol and at Cayman Prep and High School in the Cayman Isands. I love to be creative, so I have written a poem for you to get to know me a bit better. I look forward to meeting you all in August!

Vicky Ellaby

Class Teacher
KS1 Coordinator
Eco Schools


My name is Vicky Ellaby and I am from England. Although, I have not lived there for 17 years. I have a Bachelor in Education and started my career in London. I became an International Teacher after this and have worked in Spain, Mexico, Egypt, U.A.E. and now in Budapest.
I have worked in International Schools and a Montessori School. I love to learn about new cultures and I speak Spanish. Also, I am very interested in becoming more self-sustainable. I choose to work in small school as I feel the children can feel more at home and supported with their learning. I run the Eco- Warriors and want to develop this further in the school.