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Leadership

  • Leadership
    • Chris Payne

      Head of Secondary

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      Chris Payne

      chris.payne@obs.edu.pt 
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      Chris Payne

      chris.payne@obs.edu.pt 
    • Lucy Austin

      Head of Primary

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      Lucy Austin

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      Lucy Austin

    • Robin Silk

      Headmaster

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      Robin Silk

      Robin Silk was educated at Catholic Prep School and the Duke of York's Royal Military School, before reading History at The University of London. After working for a short time for Ernst & Young in the City of London, he decided he wanted to enthuse young people with his passions and attended the University of Cambridge, where he did a PGCE, before spending his first 10 years in independent boarding schools in the U.K. 
      For the last decade he has headed up and, in some cases, started up, international schools in 4 different continents: Repton Dubai, Kings's College in Spain, Trident College in Zambia and St. George's College in Buenos Aires. Having done an MBA while a boarding housemaster, he has added the teaching of business studies, to his main passion for History. 
      Throughout his career, he has coached sport-rugby, hockey, cricket and football and taken outdoor pursuits. He has organized and/or led more than 30 international trips, tours and expeditions and set up the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in more than one school. He is an avid traveler and mountaineer, having climbed many 5000 and 6000m peaks in the Himalayas and Andes and travelled in 90 countries. 
      He is married to Asli, who is Turkish and an Early Years teacher, and has two daughters; Ayla and Yasmin. Robin is very excited about leading the school into the future, and building on the whole community's vision and his own, to ensure the school blends its traditions with the latest educational thinking.

      robin.silk@obs.edu.pt
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      Robin Silk


    • André Guardado

      Business Manager

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      André Guardado

      Business Manager.


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      André Guardado

    • Jonathan Bridges

      Head of Pastoral

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      Jonathan Bridges

      Jonathan Bridges is a dedicated and passionate educator who has been working at Oporto British School since 2003.  Jonathan enjoys putting the needs of each child first and being creative with his curriculum implementation. Jonathan has broad educational management experience. He has coordinated several core subjects and spear headed numerous whole school initiatives. 

      jonathan.bridges@obs.edu.pt

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      Jonathan Bridges

      Jonathan Bridges is a dedicated and passionate educator who has been working at Oporto British School since 2003.  Jonathan enjoys putting the needs of each child first and being creative with his curriculum implementation. Jonathan has broad educational management experience. He has coordinated several core subjects and spear headed numerous whole school initiatives. 

      Jonathan Bridges was born in Southampton England in 1978 and immigrated to Australia in 1986 where he attended Newington College and the University of Wollongong. Jonathan qualified as a primary school teacher in 1998. He worked extensively in schools in Australia and in England before coming to Oporto British School.

      Jonathan has served as a Council of International Schools visiting team member on several occasions. As well as serving on the Senior Leadership Team, he is the Primary Pastoral Coordinator and the class teacher of Form 4B. Jonathan is married and has three children. 

      jonathan.bridges@obs.edu.pt