Our Team

Our teaching staff comprises a group of well-qualified, highly-experienced and dedicated professionals, with all the skills necessary to inspire our students’ intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills. We employ a large percentage of native English-speaking teachers with a wide range of experience in schools in the UK and in International Schools from all over the world. Our teachers all have one thing in common: their passion for teaching.

At Coruña British School we offer a personalised and individual education. Each child is unique, learning at their own pace and in their own way and our teachers use their skills and experience to apply the educational strategies most appropriate to the cognitive and emotional needs of each individual. Our aim is to bring out the best in each of our pupils by employing a “whole child approach”.

In addition to the transmission of knowledge, throughout every educational stage both teaching and non-teaching staff alike are committed to helping our students to become curious, independent, creative, responsible and caring individuals.

Dominic Abbott

Head of School

Dominic Abbott

Head of School

I have 26 years of experience of working in international schools including The Hague, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Prague and London.

James Bailey

Teacher and Key Stage leader

James Bailey

Teacher and Key Stage leader

I have over 10 years experiences teaching across KS1/2 and EYFS, with experience teaching in England, Germany, Russia and now Spain.

Amy Baker

Teacher and Key Stage leader

Amy Baker

Teacher and Key Stage leader

I have taught in both Mexico and Spain and have a passion for being with and teaching young learners. I favour a hands-on, inquiry based approach to learning.

Pagan Anscombe

Teacher

Pagan Anscombe

Teacher

I studied and taught SEN children in South Africa. I enjoy creating individualised learning experiences through play.

Nicola Jeken

Teacher

Nicola Jeken

Teacher

After teaching in a school in England for several years, I decided that I wanted to explore Spain and learn a new language.

Beatriz Vega

Teacher

Beatriz Vega

Teacher

I am a bilingual, language-trained teacher who has taught GCSEs and A-Levels in the UK and Early Years and Key Stage 1 in Spain.

Sophie Tolchard

Teacher

Sophie Tolchard

Teacher

Originally from Manchester, England, I have 1 year experience as a primary teacher here in wonderful Coruña British School.

Kerryn Koh

Teacher

Kerryn Koh

Teacher

Over the last 7 years, I have taught in Australia, Spain and the UK and love being back in A Coruña.

Cristina Sanchez

Teacher

Cristina Sanchez

Teacher

In June 2018 I completed my PGCE with the University of Sunderland and now I am really enjoying teaching at CBS.

Águeda Espantoso

Teacher

Águeda Espantoso

Teacher

Specialist in Early Years has spent almost 20 years dedicating myself to teaching. I firmly believe in the power of language.

Ana Seoane

Teacher

Ana Seoane

Teacher

Teacher in Primary Education, with a specialty in Physical Education. Degree in Psychopedagogy. I believe that education changes the world. I enjoy my summers running camps of the Xunta de Galicia. I love reading and traveling.

Tamara Anido

Teacher

Tamara Anido

Teacher

With a Primary Education degree, I spent several years volunteering and working in different activities and camps with children.

Alejandra Vasallo

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Alejandra Vasallo

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Ever since I was very young I always wanted to work with children. I am therefore delighted to work alongside such professional colleagues who really cared about their students progress.

Laura López -Pizarro

Learning Support

Laura López -Pizarro

Learning Support

I started at CBS 3 years ago as a Teaching Assistant and was soon offered a position as learning support teacher. I help EAL and SEN students.

Jenni Rahunen

Music Teacher

Jenni Rahunen

Music Teacher

Since graduating with a Masters in Music, I have worked across the entire Primary and Secondary age-range in Finnish schools and music conservatories.

Hannah Bell

Teacher

Hannah Bell

Teacher

I am from the Lake District, UK and I aim to nurture the children’s creativity, imagination and enthusiasm across the curriculum.

Mr Desimpelaere

Teacher Assistant

Mr Desimpelaere

Teacher Assistant

I graduated as a Physical Education teacher and have over 25 years of experience working with children. Since 2018 I have been part of the CBS team and it gives me such a joy guiding the next generation into their future.

Mr Stone

Teacher Assistant

Mr Stone

Teacher Assistant

I studied Arts and Humanities with a specialism in English Language in the UK. I really enjoy working with children and seeing the progress they make at CBS. I especially love the moments when a smile appears on a child's face because they have achieved something they previously thought impossible.

Ms Álvarez

Teacher Assistant

Ms Álvarez

Teacher Assistant

I have a degree in English and later completed a Masters in Advanced English Studies. I have worked as a Teaching Assistant in the UK and in the US. I love working at CBS because everyday working with children is different and it makes me very happy to be part of their academic progress.

Ms Gartland

Teacher Assistant

Ms Gartland

Teacher Assistant

I studied Spanish and German in the UK and am an experienced teacher with a Masters in Education. I have many years teaching experience in both the UK and Spain. My role in CBS enables me to see teaching from a different perspective and I love being part of the children's learning journey.

Ms González

Teacher Assistant

Ms González

Teacher Assistant

I began my career working with Early Years children and I have worked in many places, including the UK, in Madrid, in Valencia and now here in Coruña. I love teaching and watching the progress of children that I work with.

Ms Perotta

Teacher Assistant

Ms Perotta

Teacher Assistant

I was educated in the USA and after graduating from High School I pursued a career in retail. Recently I have discovered a love for education and enjoy working in CBS because of the day to day contact with the children and seeing them progress.

Ms Ramos

Teacher Assistant

Ms Ramos

Teacher Assistant

I studied Educational Psychology and later a Master’s in Child Psychology. Currently I am studying to become a teacher of Special Educational Needs. Education and children are my passion because they make me live a thousand emotions in a single moment and being part of CBS team gives the opportunity to live those moments.

Ms Vila

Teacher Assistant

Ms Vila

Teacher Assistant

I studied English and later a Master’s degree in East Asian studies. I love my role at CBS because I believe in its mission. As well as taking care of the children on a day to day basis I also enjoy witnessing their academic development.

Alison Moore

Reception Assistant

Alison Moore

Reception Assistant

I graduated with a degree in Spanish and German. I love working in CBS because of the atmosphere of ‘lifelong learning’ for both children and adults.

Andrea Caamaño

Galician Teacher

Andrea Caamaño

Galician Teacher

Since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to be a teacher, and after several of years teaching, I can say that I am now in the perfect school. I believe it is important to be continual growing professionally and that empathy and respect is the basis of teaching. I have found that here in CBS.

Brais Calo

Teacher Assistant

Brais Calo

Teacher Assistant

I have been working around the world and now I have joined the CBS team as a teaching assistant. I really enjoy working with children. I truly think that it is fascinating to guide the students in their learning and witness their progress.

Kitti Vaughan

Class Teacher

Kitti Vaughan

Class Teacher

I have taught in a number of Early Years settings in both Europe and Asia, most recently in a bilingual school in Shanghai. I strongly believe in play based learning in an environment where the children feel happy, confident and secure.

Rebecca Peters

Class Teacher

Rebecca Peters

Class Teacher

I have taught Primary students in the UK, Mexico and Montenegro and am very excited to be starting this chapter of my career here at CBS. I believe that teaching children to read is one of the biggest gifts we can give them and that it's never too early to start teaching independence.

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