Secondary School Team

Secondary School Team

"…Outstanding secondary and post-16 curriculum.” DSIB 2014

DBS offers internationally recognised qualifications for entry into higher education or employment. From Year 7 to 13, DBS has a friendly all encompassing environment. The secondary school follows a strong British curriculum and tradition, but is international in many respects. The maximum long-term class size is 26, we offer a wide variety of extra curricular activities and opportunities for our students grow and learn beyond the classroom.

DBS nurtures creativity in all aspects of education, there are several school productions through the year involving all departments.


Jonathan Pennock Assistant Head and Mathematics Faculty Leader
Joanne KnowlesMathematics Teacher
David Snowdon Mathematics Teacher
Jayson McleodMathematics Teacher
Stephen Fairfield Mathematics Teacher
Adrian KnowlesMathematics Teacher


Lara GambleEnglish Faculty Leader
Michelle KingEnglish Teacher
Katherine RidleyEnglish Teacher
Melanie WoodEnglish Teacher


Ian Barfoot Science Faculty Leader
Marco CampisiTeacher of Science
Rosanna Tomkins Teacher of Science
Bilkis ManiarTeacher of Science
Victoria StormontTeacher of Science
John Collins Teacher of Science
Taruna Saggar Teacher of Science
Magdalena KrupskaLab Technician


Thomas PellBusiness Studies Teacher & Director of Whole School Extra-curricular Learning
David WrightGeography Teacher
Reena OatesTeacher of Business Studies
Louise RolfAssistant Head, History Teacher, Head of Sixth Form
Falguni ParmarTeacher of Social Science
Tracey PallantEnglish and Social Sciences Teacher
Eleanor WadeAssistant Head and Humanities Faculty Leader
Rebecca HeadleyTeacher of Geography
Philip WhiteHistory Teacher
Nicola HamerTeacher of Business Studies

Modern Foreign Languages

Faye SimpsonMFL Faculty Leader
Graeme PawlettTeacher of MFL
Richard KoenigTeacher of MFL
Szofia DialkovaTeacher of MFL

Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies

Khloud ShmaylehTeacher of Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies
Muna IbrahimTeacher of Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies
Ahmed HuseinTeacher of Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies
Mohamed MustafaTeacher of Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies
Kamel AlfahelTeacher of Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies

Expressive Arts

Claire SnowdonFaculty Leader Expressive Arts
Helen KermathTeacher of Music
Jonathan AireyArt Teacher
Lisa HawkinsTeacher of Media Studies
Leanne PattersonTeacher of Design and Technology
Abdul AhmedTeacher of ICT
Ryan ElliottTeacher of Music

Physical Education (PE)

Kerryanne GlynnDirector of Sports and Activities
Emma PennockKS4 Leader and PE Teacher
Nicholas ClarkeKS3 Leader and PE Teacher
Rhodri PhillipsPE Teacher