Management and Staff

Senior Management Team

British West Indies Collegiate, Turks & Caicos Islands

Madame Sylvie Wigglesworth, Principal

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Antony Wilkinson, Vice Principal, British West Indies Collegiate Turks and Caicos Islands

Mr Anthony Wilkinson
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BA (Hons) Language and Linguistics, University of Essex
Cert TEFLA, University of Swansea
PGCE (Secondary) Modern Languages with English, University of Wales
Cert FPS (Primary), University of Wales
M Ed Educational Technology and English Language Teaching, University of Manchester
MA Leadership and Management (Education), University of Wales
Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management
Fellow of the College of Teachers

Anthony joined the Collegiate having held teaching and leadership positions at schools in France, the United Kingdom, Peru, and Italy. He is an Examiner in English for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and in English for Speakers of Other Languages. A staunch supporter of Kurt Hahn’s educational philosophy, he has led students on school trips, conferences, and community service projects in the UK, France, Peru, Panama, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Chile, Canada, the USA, Australia, India, and Thailand; and participated with students on expeditions in desert, high altitude and jungle environments. In his spare time, Anthony is a rugby referee, and is also active in his church community. Married, with two adult daughters, he is very happy to be at BWIC.


Mrs Lettice Malcolm, Head of 6th Form

Mrs Malcolm is Head of Chemistry and also the Head of Sixth Form. She teaches Chemistry to Years 10 -13.


Teaching Staff

British West Indies Collegiate, Turks and Caicos Islands

All staff can be contacted via their school email.  If you wish to telephone any of the teachers during school hours regarding non-urgent business, please respect our working day and call either at the beginning or end of school, or during lunch or break times


Ms Shakiera Bain

School Secretary


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Mrs Charlotte Chapman 
Curriculum Stages: Art and Design teacher
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BA Fine Art, Kingston-Upon-Thames University
PGCE Art & Design Higher Education, Cambridge University

Charlotte joined the school after living on the island for three years. She was teaching art workshops and exhibiting her own work for the first three years when her children were very young. Charlotte completed her PGCE at Cambridge University after having worked in various unrewarding office jobs in London. She now enjoys teaching Art and Design full time here at BWIC.
Charlotte is passionate about art education and had taught at various secondary schools and sixth forms before starting a family. She has also exhibited her own paintings in galleries in London, Cornwall, North Norfolk, and here on Providenciales.


Gabrielle Connolly
Curriculum Stages: Head of Geography
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BA (Hons) Sociology
PGCE Integrated Humanities

I started my teaching career as a Humanities Teacher in London. At that time I taught History, Geography and Religious Education. Rewarding and challenging as my teaching experience in London was, I soon realised I could marry my love of travelling and interest in other cultures and societies with my teaching career. My first overseas post was to the highlands of Papua New Guinea with the charitable organisation VSO. This was an incredible experience to a very remote part of the world. My brief was to teach English as a Second Language to the local children as well as to train the teachers in good classroom practice.
When I returned to England I became Assistant Head of Year 11 and then Head of Year 7, and at this time I also started to specialise in Geography. I have subsequently taught in Tanzania, Nigeria (where I was setting up a new school), Kuwait, and Turks and Caicos.
My passion is to travel and my ambition has always been to visit as many countries as possible. I try to use my extensive travel experiences in my teaching. I hope that I can bring the world to life!


Mr M Connolly
Head of Business Studies,Travel and Tourism

B Ed Business and Finance, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Michael’s first three years of his teaching career were at Westlands High School in Sittingbourne, Kent. He then went on to take a year out from teaching to start an accommodation rental and house restoration business in Cheshire. Once established, he moved to Kuwait and spent two years at two different schools before moving to Lagos, Nigeria, where he assisted in setting up a new school whilst teaching P.E, ICT and Business Studies.

Michael joined the British West Indies Collegiate in 2002. He has maintained his love for travel and new ventures and tries to bring Business Studies and Travel and Tourism to life with real life events and experiences. He is married with two young children and spends his spare time in/on the ocean and restoring classic cars.


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Ms Jestina Delancy


Ms Delancy shares the teaching of Mathematics in the Lower school and either core or extended IGCSE groups in Years 10 and 11.


Judy Dempsey British West indies Collegiate Turks and Caicos Islands

Mrs Judy Dempsey




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Mr Tom Fielding
Head of Physical Education, Curriculum Stages Key Stage 3 and 4

BA Hons, Sport, Management and Leadership

Tom took over as Head of Physical Education in 2014 after nine years teaching at various levels of responsibility within the UK. Teaching PE at BWIC has allowed Tom to pass on his enthusiasm for a range of sports and he aims to engage students with exciting, diverse and development opportunities. A keen football and rugby enthusiast he enjoys participating and spectating in a number of sports and keeps a keen interest in his beloved Gillingham FC.


Mr Brentford Handfield

Mr  Handfield has recently taken up the post of Head of Music. He is also responsible for the admininistration of the Brayton Hall facility.



Mrs Nicola Haynes
Head of Science, Curriculum Stages: Years 6 to 13
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BSc (Hons) Anatomical Science (University of Manchester)
PGCE (University of Leeds)

During her final year at university, Nicola recognised that she enjoyed sharing her passion for Science, which led her to follow her parents into a career in teaching.
After six years of teaching, she joined BWIC as a teacher of science in 2003, escaping from the cold of Yorkshire, England. In 2004, she became the Head of Biology and then took on the responsibility of Head of Science the following year. She currently teaches Science to Year 6, Chemistry to Years 7 and 9 and Biology to Years 10 to 13.
Her enthusiastic and interactive teaching style makes Science both fun and accessible to all students, whilst also racking up the steps on her pedometer! The Collegiate students’ genuine willingness to learn has made her decision to make the TCI her home an easy one.


Mr Stuart Haynes
Head of Physics, Curriculum Stages: Years 8 to 13
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BSc (Hons) Engineering Physics (Sheffield Hallam University)
PGCE (University of Leeds)

Stuart joined the Collegiate in September 2003, after six years of teaching in Yorkshire, England. He decided on a teaching career during his placement year at university, where he worked as a technician in a teaching laboratory.
Following their marriage in 2002, Stuart and Nicola (the Head of Science) both wished to travel and so decided to combine their careers and travel plans. Initially coming to the TCI with a two-year plan, they fell in love with the Islands, and still enjoy the atmosphere and family nature of the school.
Stuart’s enthusiasm for Physics and Science is always demonstrated in his, sometimes manic, teaching, and his passion for Science Fiction, particularly Star Wars, is well known throughout the school.


Sr Nelson Jimenez (HoD)

Senor Casas has been teaching Spanish at the Collegiate since 1997. He was born, raised and educated in Havana, Cuba.


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Miss M Jones
Head of Mathematics Department,
Teacher of Mathematics Years 9-13,
Senior Management Team Member

BSc (Jt Hons) Mathematics and its Physical Applications, PGCE

Miss Jones joined the school after coming to Turks and Caicos on vacation. Having previously held posts of responsibility in schools in London and the Middle East, she was appointed Head of Mathematics Department in 2005. She is presently a member of the school’s Senior Management Team and the coach for both the Girls’ and Boys’ Volleyball teams, who are currently National Champions.


Ms Tessa Rankin (HoD)

Ms Rankin delivers the Secondary English programme with various areas of expertise, which allows for the development of strong cross-curricular links between English and other subjects. She is also adviser for the after-school scuba club.



Mr Andrew Richards (HoD) 

In addition to whole-school ICT responsibility, Mr Richards is responsible for teaching Information and Communications Technologies students in Years 6-9 and Years 10 and 12 (AS).

Mr Edward Robinson (HoD)

History, Deputy Head of the Sixth Form.




Ms Daphne Roots

Responsible for teaching Physics to Year 7,  Chemistry to Year 8, and   Physical Geography to Advanced Level groups.

Ms Roots creates the year book from start to finish and is ever-present with a camera in hand. She is responsible for most of the photographs on this website.  And she can sing.


Niclair Russel - ICT Math and Special Needs

Niclair Parker-Russell
Curriculum Stages: Year 7 Form Tutor
Maths and ICT Teacher
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BSc (Hons) Psychology

Niclair grew up and completed her secondary education in the Turks and Caicos Islands. She then left for the United Kingdom to complete her tertiary education. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring the youth at her church where she is a dance choreographer and choir director. Most of all, she is proud to be amongst what she considers the ‘’cream of the crop’’ as a former graduate of the Collegiate.

Laura Rennie

BA (Distinction) Humanities, Open University

I am originally from England but have been living and working in the Caribbean since 2006. I have always been passionate about teaching and education and it is now over 20 years since I had my first experience of working with young people when I taught drama at a summer camp in Ohio. Since then I have worked in different schools and libraries, most recently in SKI Academy in ST Kitts where I was the Language Arts Co-Ordinator and at Ripon City Library in the UK where I organised and events and activities designed to foster a love of reading and books in children of all ages.
I am a great advocate of the importance of the arts, particularly literature. I aim to make the library a place where students love to come, relax and get lost in a good book. I know that my own life-long love of reading can help me steer them towards novels that will ensure they become lovers of literature themselves.