The British Academy School Marrakesh is a privately owned, philanthropic, not-for-profit entity. The Advisory Board of Governors contribute to the school on a voluntary basis, with the exception of the Deputy Chair who occupies a Non-Executive role. The Board meets formally twice a term (three times in the first term), in addition to which there are informal meetings.
In collaboration with the school executive, The Board of Governors determine the strategic direction of BASM and ensure it meets all relevant local and international inspection obligations. Its primary objective being to ensure that the pupils are safe and to actively promote their wellbeing.
The Board does not involve itself in the day to day running of the school, but act as critical friends when holding the executive to account for the overall performance of the school, adopting an ‘eyes on, hands off’, and ‘trust but verify’ approach.
BASM is a new school, but growing rapidly. It is currently seeking to appoint a governor with a medical background, based in Marrakech, who has a particular interest in children. If you are interested in finding out more about the role, in the first instance please contact Nabeel Obaid (Bursar and Clerk to the Governors) on firstname.lastname@example.org
“It is a great honour and pleasure for me to welcome you to The British Academy School Marrakech, a British school which endeavours to deliver an educational experience which can be recognised for its sustainable excellence. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities since we strongly believe that cultural exchange will enrich the pupil's educational experience and will add a new dimension to their acquired knowledge. The cosmopolitan environment of BASM enables the children to enlarge their perspectives and reach self-actualization within a cosy, warm, and educational-oriented atmosphere. BASM offers the English national curriculum that is an exemplar of high-quality education. “
Nigel Taylor MA taught at Stowe and Cheltenham College, and in South America. He was a Head in the Independent sector in the UK for 26 years. He has an extensive background in school governance, and is currently an elected Board Member of The Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools (AGBIS), sits on the Training and Membership Committee and is an experienced auditor on school governance. He is a governor of four schools in the UK. An NSPCC Accredited Consultant, specialising in safeguarding in affluent environments. A former ISI Inspector and an experienced Henley Business School trained Executive Coach
Peter Judge has 20 years of experience working full time in teaching in Greece, Morocco, Kuwait, Egypt. This included eight years in language schools from Beginners to Cambridge and Michigan Proficiency levels, and later at The British Centre in Casablanca, Morocco.
He also worked for the British Council teaching all ages from 6 to 65 year olds, all levels and all types, from general classes to (appropriately) judges! He also taught at in The Faculties of Science, Law and Letters at Caddi Ayyad University.
He ran Legal English courses at conferences in the capital cities of seven Arab countries for the European Union and the Law Society of England and Wales and the Arab Lawyers Union.
A 50 year career, Mr Bennani started his career in 1963. His banking career started in 1969 as Executive Assistant in Banque de l’Union Parisienne in Lyon, France. He later became the Regional Director of Wafa Bank and in 1979 Central Director for the BMCE Bank. Mr Bennani has consulted top business groups in Morocco since 1996.