Staff List

Staff Profiles

iBOS has assembled one of the best academic and support teams in London. All of our teaching staff are UK qualified and are highly experienced, with many having held senior positions, teaching in some of the country’s top independent schools. Some of our staff members are profiled here; we hope you will have the chance to meet more of them through our range of online events.

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Farshad Mohammadi Founding Principal
Farshad Mohammadi has previously worked in several high-achieving and successful schools as a Senior Leader, Consultant, Inspector, Deputy Headteacher, and Headteacher in both the United Kingdom and the Middle East; he has also once worked as a senior adviser to a minister for education in the UK. Farshad started his career as a main scale teacher holding an Advanced Skill Teacher (AST) qualification, which only an elite number of teachers in the UK obtain. He then progressed to becoming second in charge and then soon the head of the department. Farshad is passionate about education and helping students achieve their academic best. With a keen eye for detail, diligence and outstanding leadership, Farshad is determined to offer his students unwavering and lasting support towards their studies and future career goals.
Faizal Jaumbocus Vice Principal
Faizal Jaumbocus is exceptionally proud to be the Vice-Principal at the International British Online School and to help lead the School as the premier School internationally within an online context. Faizal's in his tenth year as a teacher, specialising in mathematics, with 5 of those years being spent as a member of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibilities ranging from curriculum development, teaching and learning, data, and raising attainment. What underpins everything Faizal does is his honest belief that our students deserve the very best education that allows them to achieve the outstanding outcomes we know they can achieve.
Bart Pickett Director of Learning: IT and Technological Innovations
Bart Pickett has significant teaching and leadership experience in educational institutions in England, Eurasia and the Americas He has also spent two years working in a Trust-wide capacity as an Online Learning Coordinator, helping to drive improvement and remote provision across several schools in the South East of England. Bart started his career in 2004, working with a London-based school where he has helped launch one of the first fully online courses (NVQ, City & Guilds). He currently holds a BA (Hons) Degree (1-1) in Language Studies; Cambridge CELTA Teaching qualification; Goldsmith’s University of London Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Spanish and German), as part of his Qualified Teacher Status. He is also a qualified Advanced Level Examiner with the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA). He feels extremely proud and privileged to be able to use his drive and determination to enable all students at iBOS to achieve excellence together.
Terje Grindalen School Business and Office Manager
Terje has a Bachelor degree from the Naval Academy in Bergen, a Diploma from the Department of Defence Staff College in Oslo and a Master of Management from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) - Executive School in Oslo. He has worked in various management, supportive and budgetary roles at national and NATO HQs both as an Air Force Officer (retired in 2000 as LtCol) and as a Consultant and NATO Civilian. He has more than 26 years of experience from NATO HQs in Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. He retired from NATO in 2018 and then worked for WEBHELP in Spain before returning to the UK in 2020. As a Norwegian, Terje loves skiing and winter sport, so the few things he misses in London are access to “snowy” mountains, space (nature) and…fresh air. He likes reading, listening to music, hiking, gardening, cooking, interior design and cars (especially muscle and classic cars).

Academic Staff

James Stephenson Teacher of English Language & Literature
James Stephenson is a Teacher of English. James has been teaching English for two years. Throughout his bachelor's degree in English Language and Communication at King's College, James explored his love of the English language through various text types, including poetry, literature, and non-fiction texts. James is most interested in non-fiction texts and uses them in his classes to cultivate linguistic analysis whilst also developing students' understanding of how English skills are essential to comprehending and navigating through the world that they live in. James previously worked as a Teach First teacher at Stationers' Crown Woods Academy in South East London, which has allowed him to appreciate the importance of helping students of all abilities to succeed.
Adora Sas Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL): French & Spanish
Adora Sas is a Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages specialising in French and Spanish. Adora has been teaching modern foreign languages in various schools in London and is passionate about languages and culture. Besides this, she has powerful information technology skills from IT certification and 11 years of experience in the IT industry. As well as that, Adora is a trained actress and graduated from the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre in October 2013. Adora is passionate about students' mental growth and wellbeing and works closely with our students to achieve their best academically and socially.
Stefan Glyn Sime Teacher of History
Stefan is a history specialist and has two years of teaching experience in the UK and 18 months working as a Teaching Assistant with SEN students, and several months of work experience in Spain teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also has a background working in museums in the heritage sector. His primary responsibilities are teaching and learning, planning expectations and student targets, monitoring and assessment; pastoral support; and online class management. Stefan is also involved in extra-curricular activities. Stefan has a wide variety of historical interests ranging from Ancient Civilisations, Medieval Europe, the 19th Century, right through to the Cold War. He is also interested in politics and sport.
Francine Serrurier Teacher of Science
Francine Serrurier has been teaching Science for about six years. She started her career in her homeland of Australia, however after a holiday to England, she decided to move here permanently. During her time in England, Ms Serrurier has taught at various schools in London, Surrey and Hampshire. She uses her passion for Science to engage her students and inspire them to explore the world around them. Francine believes Science goes way beyond the classroom and enjoys conducting experiments for students to do at home.
Janvier Mbogol Teacher of Maths and Physics
Janvier Mbogol has over ten years of experience in education. Mr Mbogol is a teacher of Mathematics and Science (Physics) at iBOS. Mr Mbogol has always been fascinated by Mathematics as it encompasses critical thinking and improves problems solving skills. Mr Mbogol is also passionate about Physics as it teaches students about universal behaviours and incorporates crucial life skills such as electricity and forces. Mr Mbogol wants to provide the mathematical foundations for students to leave his classroom with the ability to manage their own finances and subsequently allowing them to flourish as young professionals.
Shomrat Ahmed Learning Support Mentor
Shomrat has extensive experience working with children, mainly from Primary School age groups. He has taught, supported, mentored and tutored different SEN age groups and continues to do so. With a degree in History and Economics, Shomrat can transfer such knowledge in to his teaching and support techniques. Being able to relate to his own life-experiences, Shomrat has that extra sense of empathy towards his EAL learners – giving him the patience and determination to help these students to develop, gain and build their confidence. With a great passion for football (and all forms of sport), Shomrat can keep active where possible and provide coaching over the weekends.
Maria Vega Gonzalez SENCO and the Primary Lead
Maria is an experienced and knowledgeable SENCO who has started her journey from working with SEND students as a Special Needs Teacher. She graduated from The University of Leon (Spain) in 2015 with a degree in Education. She then further continued her studies through an M.A. in Research in Psychology and Science of Education and an M.A in Psychopedagogy, aiming to have an active role in inclusive and holistic education. She made her way up from being an SEN teacher and soon after becoming a deputy inclusion manager and the school SENCO.Maria is passionate about inclusive education and aims to identify and promote students' strengths by making the curriculum accessible for all the students regardless of their needs, difficulties and conditions. In line with our school's ethos and vision, Maria assists our students by tailoring the learning experience to their interest.

Support Staff - UK

Jamilia Mehdiyeva
Jamilia Mehdiyeva Marketing Officer
Jamilia started her career in Marketing and Public Relations 16 years ago, after graduating with a Management Systems degree from Siegen University, Germany. She has worked with reputable international organisations and companies, including UEFA, and has a range of professional awards. Jamilia is passionate about her work in education, and iBOS' motto "Achieving Excellence Together" is an excellent reflection of her life outlook. Her free time is spent on yoga and reading.
Maham Tausif Finance and HR officer
Maham holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and started working in Human Resources more than two years ago. She spent most of her childhood in Pakistan, travelling across different cities. During that time, she also spent a couple of years in China and completed her IGCSE’s from a recognised school in Beijing. After completing her undergraduate degree, she worked with some reputable international organisations, which helped hone her many skills. Maham moved to London back in 2019 and has been in love with the city ever since.Maham loves cooking and trying out different recipes for her family. In her free time, she enjoys painting and DIYs. Surprises are her biggest pet peeve, so remember never to bring them in her vicinity.
Georgios Michalopoulos IT & Network Manager
When he was a teenager, Georgios built his computing foundations, relocating to London for his first degree in Computer Science and subsequently completing his Masters in Digital Media at Kingston University. Although his professional background is in IT, he also thoroughly enjoys multimedia. He enjoys fixing all IT issues we have here at iBOS and is always on hand to help everyone that requires it. He loves trialling and testing new equipment and trying new hobbies, but he is most attracted to electronic music production and photography.
Hannah Zscheyge PA to Principal
After graduating from Business School and completing her apprenticeship as a state-certified Industrial Business Management Assistant in Germany, Hannah worked in different administrative jobs in London. One of those jobs was working as a Business Support Professional in an Alternative Provision School in West London. She enjoys working in education as she believes that supporting today's students will pave the way for a successful and positive future.

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