Our Teachers

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How we teach
Our trailblazing tutors are committed to your academic success, personal growth, and university ambitions, creating an aspirational environment where you’ll achieve at the highest level. 


At Oxford International College, you’ll learn from some of the UK’s finest teachers. Oxbridge graduates, accredited examiners, published authors, and doctorate holders – our educators are experts in their field who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our classrooms.

We deliver a university-inspired model of learning, which is based on strong teacher-student partnerships. In a collaborative environment, you’ll confidently engage in debate and discussion, express your ideas, and get the specialist guidance you need.

Our tutors are keen innovators, too, who are at the forefront of educational best practice. This ensures every lesson, experience, and programme is both engaging and challenging – and that you’re always inspired to go above and beyond.

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Our pioneering senior leadership team works tirelessly to create a culture of purpose and passion, where everyone is supported and inspired to be their very best. 
Yasmin Sarwar Cheif Education Officer OIC Oxford
Yasmin Sarwar
Chief Education Officer
Yasmin has been Chief Education Officer at Oxford International College (OIC) since 2017. Under her academic leadership, we’ve topped results league tables, becoming one of the leading A-level colleges in the UK. Committed to ensuring our students achieve their university ambitions, Yasmin works closely with higher education providers worldwide, including Oxford and Cambridge. 
Kim Terrar - OIC Oxford Principal
Kim Terrar
Kim has more than 20 years’ experience of leading and managing teams. In her time at OIC, Kim has been instrumental in the college’s growth, overseeing our transformation into a thriving day and boarding community of almost 400 students. Kim’s breadth of expertise – which spans inspections, health and safety, safeguarding, and the curriculum – drives our pioneering approach and fuels our commitment to excellence. 
Toby Blunde Deputy Principal for Teaching and Learning OIC Oxford
Toby Blundell
Deputy Principal for Teaching and Learning
An Oxbridge graduate, Toby has more than two decades of teaching and leadership experience. Toby is a big believer in the transformational impact of international education and is passionate about helping our students develop a global perspective. He also emphasises the importance of good humour, empathy, and clear communication, which all have a profound impact on the student experience. 
Mona Chaudhury Assistant Deputy Principal OIC Oxford
Mona Chaudhury
Assistant Deputy Principal (Strategic) and Curriculum Development
Mona is a highly qualified teacher and curriculum expert, who has worked in prestigious schools across England and Wales. An experienced A-level examiner, Mona understands what it takes to achieve success. This ensures our students receive the expert support and exam prep they need to earn outstanding results. Mona has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Education. 
Marianne Thompson-Hill - Deputy Principal for Pastoral Care
Marianne Thompson-Hill
Deputy Principal for Pastoral Care
Marianne is a vastly experienced Deputy Principal who is committed to nurturing every aspect of our students’ wellbeing. Marianne is also a qualified life coach, who specialises in neurodiversity, self-esteem, and anxiety. In her time at OIC, Marianne has helped to establish our HR and special educational needs (SEN) departments. She also has an in-depth knowledge of the Ofsted and Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) processes. 
Nathan Phillips Head of GCSE
Nathan Phillips
Head of GCSE
Nathan has more than 20 years’ experience in education, gained in both the state and independent school sectors. Passionate about curriculum development, Nathan has a proven track record of curating engaging lessons and experiences – combined with the innovative use of data analysis – to ensure our students make outstanding progress. 
Simon Guest Director of Estates and Facilities OIC Oxford
Simon Guest
Director of Estates and Facilities
Simon joined OIC in 2019. With a rich and varied estate management background – both in the private and local government sectors – Simon ensures our students have access to the very best teaching, learning, and boarding environments. 
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Oxford International College’s teachers are so much more than academic experts. They’re genuinely passionate about their subject field or specialism, and care about staying at the cutting-edge of international best practice.

On the award-winning Nord Anglia University platform, our staff share ideas with some of the best educators in the world, study for globally recognised qualifications, and complete several courses each year. We also offer an Executive Master’s in International Education in partnership with King’s College London.


We’re incredibly proud of our college’s academic track record, which is driven by our rigorous teaching standards.

Experts in their field, the majority of our teachers hold a Master’s degree or PhD. Many are also published authors who lead the way in their subject specialism. Several members of our talented team are qualified examiners, too. Their firsthand knowledge of the exam process gives our students an added edge when it comes to achieving the highest grades.

Really importantly, our dedicated team always go above and beyond to help our students achieve their goals. This includes providing outstanding academic guidance outside of regular class hours. 

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Oxford International College is aspirational, ambitious, and a wonderfully diverse place to work. From teaching and pastoral care to administration, we’re always on the lookout for highly motivated people to join our team. 
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Looking for an education that’s designed around your talents and university ambitions? Then OIC is the place for you. Get in touch with our admissions team today to find out more.