Our Team

Our staff are recruited from all over the world and bring to the school their diverse cultural experiences.


At Cambridge International School care is taken to appoint teaching and support staff of the greatest quality, who are highly qualified and experienced whilst also being inspiring and enthusiastic about their area of expertise.   We are very proud to have a highly qualified team, who work closely with one another to provide and support the students learning.


All members of the teaching staff in the Primary and Senior Schools share a commitment not only to deliver their subjects to the highest standards but to also to take a genuine interest in the extra-curricular involvement and nurturing of their students.


We rely on great teachers to create a happy and thriving environment for pupils to learn and develop and we celebrate each and every students’ unique talents tailoring our teaching to individual needs.


To see our full staff list, please download here Cambridge International School staff list.

Cambridge International School - teacher
Director of Schools – Europe,
Mr Nick Rugg ↓

Much of Nick’s teaching and leadership experience has been in international and bilingual schools over many years including senior positions in Chile, Thailand and Greece. Nick joined ISP in August 2015 after several years as the Headmaster of Newcastle Under Lyme School in the UK. Nick graduated from Cambridge University where he studied History.

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Principal & Head of Primary School Mrs. Philippa Mills ↓

Mrs Mills joined CIS from being the Principal of Laude British School of Vila-real, a member of one of the largest school groups in Spain, in September 2017.

Previously, Mrs Mills has worked in several UK based boarding schools, including Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire, where she was Housemistress of a senior boys’ boarding house and teacher of Modern Foreign Languages and as Head of Boarding at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls.

Mrs Mills was born in Ely and was a pupil at King’s Ely. She is very familiar with Cambridge and the surrounding area, having trained to be a teacher at Homerton College, University of Cambridge.

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Head of Senior School
Mr Joel Dixon ↓

Like many of our students at CIS, Joel grew up overseas and attended an international school in Spain. He went to university in the US to study education before moving to Kenya, where he started his career at an international school as a Maths and Science teacher.  Joel joined the CIS team in 2010 and has taught various subjects and held a variety of roles, including being a form tutor.  He is currently Head of Maths and Head of Senior School.

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Deputy Head of Primary
Mrs Amanda Gibbard ↓

Amanda is from East Yorkshire and studied History at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne followed by a PGCE at Charlotte Mason College in Cumbria. She has taught in a number of UK primary schools as well as working as a teacher trainer in The Gambia, West Africa. Following an MA in Education from the University of East Anglia, Amanda spent a number of years working for a consultancy and charity as a coordinator of overseas education projects. Amanda joined CIS in 2013 where she has been a class teacher in the Junior Department. She is currently Year 6 teacher and Deputy Head of the Primary School.

Our proprietor is Paul Brett (Chairman of ISP): info@internationalschoolspartnership.com, +44 (0) 20 3867 7000