Anglo Schools International Services Ltd (ASIS) is an educational development company which seeks to improve learning opportunities for young people across the world.
Our team of highly experienced educationalists was established in 2013 by David Boddy, former Headmaster and Chairman of the UK Society of Heads. We are passionate about British-style education, with its holistic approach and our aim is to make this available to students wherever they come from. We work overseas (principally in India and the Middle East) both to establish international schools and to help improve existing standards.
We also provide an advisory service for students wishing to be educated in the UK, helping them access the best British schools and universities.
David Boddy: Former Head of St James Senior Boys’ School, London and Chairman of the UK Society of Heads. Author of ‘Mind Your Head- An Emotional Intelligence Guide for School Leaders’. His latest book ‘Mind Their Hearts – Creating schools and homes of warm heartedness” will be published later this year, He was the press secretary for Margaret Thatcher in the 1979 and 1983 General Election campaigns. In 1999 he founded the Lucca Leadership Trust for young community leaders, which now provides short courses in Italy, the United States and Australasia. He is a member of the UK India Business Council.
Senior Consultant (University Admissions/ Head of School Finder Service)
Suzie Oweiss: Works closely with parents as well as schools and universities to make sure students are placed in the correct environment so they can thrive and develop. She is tri-lingual and holds a degree in French Literature from King’s College, University of London. Formerly with the Good Schools Guide, Suzie has also worked as a broadcaster and producer for the BBC World Service. She has visited and critically analysed a large number of independent, grammar and state schools.
Senior Consultant (School Development/ Improvement, Head of Student Preparation)
Victoria Davies Jones: Specialises in preparing students for UK schools and Oxbridge/ university applications and advises on the establishment of international schools. After graduating from Cambridge University, she worked for 12 years for BBC News. Her latest book “Boarding Schools: All you need to know” was published last year. It has recently been translated into Chinese and Thai. Her first book about boarding in the UK was published in 2013.
Senior Consultant (University Admissions, SI-UK)
James Harding: Develops partnerships with schools and colleges helping students gain places at British universities (including Oxbridge and Russell Group). His team includes British Council trained advisers speaking 33 different languages, who assist with applications, personal statements and visas etc. For five years James was Director of Admissions at one of the UK’s leading independent girls’ boarding schools. Prior to this he was an independent television producer directing programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
Mike Ruddock: A highly experienced chartered accountant, Mike manages a variety of business projects for Anglo Schools. He combines his professional expertise with the educational experience of the ASIS team, creating live business plans for new and potential school development opportunities. Mike set up and ran his own successful practice for ten years, which specialised in supporting businesses and their owners. It achieved the “ACCA Quality Checked Award” for client service and applying best practice standards.
Nathan Gaydhani: Responsible for branding, design and marketing consultancy as well as all computer/web-based services. He has developed websites and promotional materials for a wide range of leading British Schools, associations and international organisations.
Admissions and Examinations Manager
Debra Levy: Guides students through the various phases of the exam process and oversees the computer-based entry examination results. A highly experienced teacher, used to working in a multi-cultural environment, Debra also specialises in placing students at schools where they will thrive and flourish. For many years she was a freelance violinist in the Royal Philharmonic, City of London Sinfonia and BBC Concert Orchestras, before embarking on a teaching career at a prestigious international school in the UK.
Managing Director, ASIS India Ltd
Rajeev Tandon: Formerly the Head of Strategy for the leading Indian company, the Hero Group. Rajeev focuses on the development of business opportunities, programme management and the creation of business plans as part of the school development operation in India.