Mr Hunt-Brown has been selected to become the permanent Head of Haileybury Almaty Junior School

Mr Hunt-Brown has been selected to become the permanent Head of Haileybury Almaty Junior School. The decision followed a rigorous selection procedure involving global competition.

This final stage involved an intensive three day selection process involving Board level interviews, three staff panels, observed lessons, in-tray exercises and presentations. 

We were very fortunate to have a strong level of international interest from excellent educational leaders globally. The search process involved the use of external consultants, and from this significant field the longlist and short list candidates were selected.

We have every confidence that Mr Hunt-Brown will continue to lead the Junior School with passion and purpose. His educational instinct and desire to enhance the teaching and learning for all our pupils are first class

 Mr Hunt-Brown brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, which has developed over the last 13 years of his professional and educational learning journey. He is a dynamic, compassionate and dedicated educator who is uncompromising in his belief in a holistic and rigorous education for all. 

Before arriving at Haileybury Almaty, Mr Hunt-Brown worked in a number of Middle Leader and Senior Leader positions in his career. Qualifying with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education (with QTS) from Sheffield Hallam University, he quickly established himself as a passionate and dedicated professional. Within his first year of fully qualified teaching, he was declared a Model of Good Practice Teacher in his school in Huddersfield (England) and successfully taught there as a Middle Leader and Class Teacher for four years before looking for new challenges internationally.

Mr Hunt-Brown then started his international education journey in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) teaching at a prestigious International School in the heart of the city. Mr Hunt-Brown held a number of middle leadership positions at this school (including the subject leadership of Maths and Computing) before being successfully promoted into the senior leadership role of Assistant Headteacher. After enjoying many successful years at his school in Kuala Lumpur, he again sought new challenges in a new country and climate - arriving at Haileybury Almaty as our Deputy Headteacher in August 2022. His arrival also coincided with being awarded his National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL), a British education quality mark of senior leadership experience and expertise. 

Mr Hunt-Brown is particularly passionate in his belief of a 'growth mindset', something he talks about frequently to both children and staff at Haileybury. This links directly to the High Performance Learning approach we use at our school and encompasses the idea that everyone has the ability to achieve. He also believes that we are all lifelong learners and that we should always strive to be the best versions of ourselves at every opportunity. 


Mr Hunt-Brown has enjoyed his time so far at Haileybury and in Kazakhstan. He is looking forward to many more successful years at the school.

Ms. Graham is a dedicated and hard-working educator who is committed to ensuring the best possible education for the students she works with. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford and her PGCE from the University College London (UCL). After completing her teacher training through the  "Teach First" programme, she taught in London for 7 years and has been working at Haileybury Almaty for the past three years.

Ms. Graham has a wealth of experience across different year groups in the Junior School and has held several different leadership roles throughout her career. She is passionate about curriculum development and, in previous schools in the UK, has served as the head of English, Maths, Science, and History. This has given her valuable insight and experience in the main subjects taught in the Junior School. Her experience in leading these different subjects makes her well-suited to foster the development of the Junior School curriculum in coordination with the subject leads.

Ms. Graham joined us in 2021 as the Head of Year 6 and has since been promoted to the Phase Leader for Years 5 and 6. She is committed to raising the standards of teaching and learning across the school and has played a supportive role in the development of several changes to the school curriculum. In her current role as Interim Deputy Head Teacher, Ms. Graham is excited to collaborate with all staff across the school on CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and teacher development.

Ms. Graham's classes consistently make good progress, and she ensures that her students are always working to the best of their ability through a nurturing child-focused approach and support for all students. She recently completed an NPQ (National Professional Qualification) with a focus on Teaching and Learning, which is her area of expertise. Ms. Graham understands the importance of teaching each child as an individual and recognizes that nurturing and supporting children are crucial for their academic progress. She remains steadfast in her commitment to providing the best possible standard of education for each child and eagerly anticipates starting this new role.

We are thrilled about their appointments to these positions and have high expectations for their contributions. We extend our best wishes to each of these staff in their new roles as they embark on the rest of the academic year.

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