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.
Mrs Parvin Perleschi, is the primary phase Deputy Head, has been a dedicated and enthusiastic Rustam staff member since the school’s very beginning and she remains so today. Parvin’s longed successful career in both primary and secondary education in Iran and England has resulted in a wealth of teaching and management experience. These skills are much valued at Rustam where Parvin is involved in all aspects of school organisation. She is particularly forceful on our maintaining high academic and behavioural standards. Parvin holds an Iranian Bachelor’s degree and was a lecturer in English at the institute of Paramedical Sciences in Iran. She also has an Royal Society of Arts Diploma in Teaching Community Languages.
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.