College Leadership

Azerbaijan British College

College Leadership

College Leadership


A Message from Your Principal


Carl P. Lander

Azerbaijan British College (ABC) is a British international school teaching the Cambridge Curriculum  that leads to the internationally recognized qualifications of IGCSEs and A-Levels.  This is taught alongside the required subjects from the Azerbaijani National Curriculum.
 As a school we are committed to providing an education that
  • inspires learning and promotes excellence
  • values success but sets challenges
  • fosters tolerance and has a global perspective

ABC provides rich and relevant learning opportunities.  There is an expectation that students always seek to excel and that the student, family and school work together in support of each other.    We celebrate the diversity of our cultural backgrounds, abilities and skills and we treasure our rich heritage.  At ABC our tolerance, understanding and respect for others ensures that everyone has the opportunity to learn unhindered in a safe and friendly environment. 

The staff at ABC are committed to a shared vision. We value trust and consultation. Professional relationships are based on the skills of giving and receiving effective feedback. Within the context of ‘Life Long Learning’, Literacy, Numeracy and STEM are priorities and are integrated throughout the school curriculum.

We are all delighted to welcome parents and prospective parents alike and to have you as part of our school community.  Working together, we will create a successful year, despite the challenges we face as a united country.

Your Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

ABC is led by the SLT, who meet weekly to formulate policy, resolve issues and present their weekly report to the board.   The team is made up of the General Manager, Head of Preschool, Head of Primary, Head of Secondary, Vice Principal and Principal.  The team members each have their own responsibilities and line management roles.  They work together to take the school forward.  

Carl P. Lander


Alekper Alekperov

General Manager

Nicholas Taylor

Assistant Principal
(Director of Inclusion, Head of Secondary)
William James Glover

William Glover

Assistant Principal (Director of Performance Management, Head of Primary)

      Etended Senior Leadership Team


Nilufer Hasanli

Head of Preschool
Ayan-Etibar-01 (1) (1)

Ayan Etibar

Head of Examinations & Assessment
Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright

Director of Sport

Your Middle Leadership Team (MLT)

ABC is run by it’s middle leadership team.  They are the engine that keeps the school driving forward.   We have a middle leadership teams in Preschool, Primary School and a Middle Leadership Team in Secondary.

      Pastoral Middle Leaders:

Nurlana G-01

Nurlana Guliyeva

Preschool Safeguarding Lead

Stuart Lees

Secondary Student Voice Coordinator
Natalia G-01

Natalia Gulamova

Secondary Student Voice Coordinator

Antonio Mangado Ariza

Primary Student Voice Coordinator

Hijrana Aliyeva

Coordinator & Safeguarding Lead
Gunay H-01

Gunay Huseynova

Primary Inclusion Coordinator & Safeguarding Lead

Lala Gurbanova

Head of Key Stage 1

Afsana Maharramzade

Head of Lower Key Stage 2
Narmin M-01

Narmin Maharramli

Head of Upper Key Stage 2
Jobelle Lewis

Jobelle Lewis

Head of Key Stage 3

Aida Asadova

Head of Key Stage 4
Robert S-01

Robert Setchell

Head of Key Stage 5

Nargiz Mammadova

University & Careers Coordinator
Ayan Etibar-01

Ayan Etibar

Student Leadership Coordinator
Leyla A-01

Leyla Aliyeva

Extra Curricular & Events Coordinator
Locksley Haynes

Locksley Haynes

Primary Head of Maths & Leadership Coach
Şəhla Əhmədova

Shahla Ahmadova

Secondary Head of ICT

Academic Middle Leaders:

Ilena M-01

Ilena Maslać

Primary Head of English
Aytakin Alikhanbayli-01

Aytakin Alikhanbayli

Primary Head of PSHCE

Konul Asadova

Primary Head of Science
Leyla G-01

Leyla Gadimova

Primary Head of ICT

Nurana Tapdigova

Primary Head of Humanities

Stuart Lee

Secondary Head of English

Raksana Jafarova

Secondary Head of Maths

Darkul Tiyessova

Secondary Head of Science
Robert S-01

Robert Setchell

Secondary Head of Humanities
Khadija B-01

Khadija Babayeva

College Head of Azerbaijani
Lamiya M-01

Lamiya Masmaliyeva

College Olympiad Coordinator
Natalia G-01

Natalia Gulamova

ABC Student Parliament Coordinator
Leyla A-01

Leyla Aliyeva

College Head of Visual & Perfoming Arts