Currently there are some 23 fully qualified teachers, 17 trained teaching assistants and more than 15 administrative and supervisory colleagues working.

At Rustam we welcome volunteers as teaching assistants and in supervisory capacity. Many of our parents and former pupils provide invaluable support in the school.

All members of staff, including volunteers are selected via a rigorous application and interviewing process and DBS checked.

Professional development activities are constant including access to external providers as well as monthly staff meetings and in-house training.

Please do not hesitate to apply if you are interested.

Management team

Mrs Shahla Taheri White, After completing teachers training, she first taught at a comprehensive school in Hackney (East London) before returning to Iran. After some years of teaching in Tehran Secondary schools, she co-founded the Rustam Abadian International School.

Following the Iranian Revolution, she came back to London in 1980. She gained qualifications Teaching Community Languages an ESL. She studied successfully for the London University MA in Language and Literature in Education. During this time She was Head teacher of Rustam Iranian School London . She then moved to the Hertfordshire Educational Service as an advisor eventually becoming Head of its Minority Ethnical Curriculum support service in 2003.

Mrs. Taheri-White has published various articles in educational journals and contributed to books concerning mother-tongue teaching. Thus she has devoted a working life-time to international education.


45-50 experienced staff are involved in the day to day running of the school including the management team, teaching staff, volunteers, members of the parent teacher association and administrative staff. Our teachers are trained with teaching qualification from Iran and Britain. Many of them are teaching in mainstream schools.