Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team
John Coles
John Coles
Headmaster at Haileybury Astana
BA in Geography,University of Wales, Master of Education in Educational Leadership,University of Buckingham, PGCE, QTS, University of East Anglia
Starting Year
2020
Georgios Mesazos
Georgios Mesazos
Deputy Head of Senior School
Originally from Corfu, Georgios acquired his BEd on German Language and Literature at the Aristotle University and following his Master of Education, he was awarded a Specialization Diploma on Management of Multiculturalism and Teaching Practices from the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens. Georgios joined Haileybury Astana in August 2017 coming from Dubai where he was the Dean of Studies at a large International School. Georgios is working together with pupils, parents and colleagues to enhance our students’ learning experience.
Starting Year
2017
Jane Knight
Jane Knight
Head of Junior School
Jane Knight is an experienced Primary head teacher and principal with over 13 years’ experience providing the vision and leadership to ensure the high quality of education for all pupils. Before joining Haileybury Astana in 2016 she had worked as a principal in SAFA International school in Dubai. She believes that the culture and ethos of a school are instrumental in its development over time and link directly with the curriculum, teaching methodology and the overall attainment and progress of each and every student.
Starting Year
2016
Andrew Watkins
Andrew Watkins
Deputy Head of Junior School
Andrew trained at Durham University (UK), completing a 4year degree, achieving a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Primary Education. This is his seventh year working at Haileybury Astana with experience working and leading in both Key Stages.
Starting Year
2013
Aizhan Baizhanova
Aizhan Baizhanova
Bursar
Aizhan graduated from Almaty Academy of Economics and Statistics, was a manager at a global power company, and has 19 years of experience as a finance controller. She was one of the pioneers of the Haileybury Astana project. She is responsible for construction, infrastructure, and financial aspects of the school
Starting Year
2011
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03.08.2020 The School is now closed for the summer holiday. 

Dear Parents, 

I have written to you on a number of occasions recently and, as promised, I am pleased to share with you the full Campus reopening roadmap for our two Haileybury schools in Almaty and Nur-Sultan. 

As you can see, we have tried to cover every aspect of a safe and secure opening for our schools and we are confident that we have adopted the best practice from around the world.

However, please understand that this is a live document and is subject to change, adaptation and addition as we gain further information from around the world and indeed our own Ministry of Health and Education. 

In terms of exactly who we can welcome back onto campus at the start of the academic year, we continue to have a dialogue with the Ministry of Education, and we will clarify that as soon as we are officially informed. 

Kind regards,

Ian Hunt, Chairman of the Board of Governors

We are currently taking applications for a very limited number of new places for August 2020. If you would like to make an enquiry about joining our School, please visit the admissions page for details or contact the Admissions Team  on admissions@haileyburyastana.kz or by telephone +7 777 522 45 43