Senior School Teaching Staff

Head of Senior School

Nichelle Jackson

Mrs Nichelle Jackson joined the Senior School in September 2004 as an English teacher and has held the positions of Examinations Officer and Head of Pastoral and is now Head of Senior School. Mrs Jackson studied languages and economics at university before going on to do a PGCE and later an MA in the teaching of English. She has taught in Britain, France and Egypt, teaching children of all ages and also adults.  

Head of English / Joint Head of Performing Arts

Marika Terry

Miss Terry joined the Senior School team in January 2015. She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Joint BA in English and American Studies in 2006, going on to practise Counseling and Psychotherapy, and earned her PGCE in English in 2009. As a student, she was awarded the Times Educational Supplement ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ and dreamt of travelling. Miss Terry has always had a great interest in Egypt (alongside the ambition to live and work there), and spent much of her childhood living in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa. She enjoys playing the guitar and loves going to the theatre.

Head of Modern Foreign Languages "MFL" / French Teacher

Jacqueline Jones

Ms Jones joined The British School in August 2017 as Head of Modern Foreign Languages teaching French in the Secondary School. She completed a BA honours degree in French and Italian at the University of Kent followed by a postgraduate certificate of education at the University of Southampton, and has lived and taught in both France and Italy. Teaching has always been much more than a job or a career for Ms Jones,it is a life style that she embraces wholeheartedly and passionately. Following outstanding success in the role of Head of MFL in a high achieving British comprehensive school and as chief examiner for a large British examination board she decided to expand her horizons and share her skills in East Africa.  In 2015 she accepted a teaching post in a Cambridge international school in Tanzania where her commitment and skills were quickly recognized and rewarded. She embraced the life of this school where she ran the debating society and was a member of the ladies’ football and basketball teams. She began learning Swahili as soon as she arrived in Tanzania and is now able to communicate in this language. Ms Jones’s final achievement before leaving Tanzania was to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. She now hopes to learn Arabic and to have a positive impact on the teaching of languages at BSA.

Head of Science

Marta Carvalho

Ms Carvalho graduated from Greenwich University in Biochemistry. She has taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics in UK, Kenya and Qatar. Currently she is an examiner for Cambridge Examinations. She has two small and lively children who attend The British School, Alexandria. Main hobbies include traveling, fashion and reading. 

Head of Mathematics

Agnes El Bendary

Mrs El-Bendary joined The British School in August 2016 as a Head of Mathematics department. Before moving to Alexandria she worked in an “Outstanding” (Graded by OFSTED twice) mixed comprehensive inner city London secondary school as an Assistant Headteacher and Director of Mathematics for a number of years. She studied Bsc (Hons) Mathematics before completing her PGCE at St Mary’s University in London. In her free time, Mrs El-Bendary hopes to visit many different places in Egypt as well as travel to other countries as she has a great passion for travelling and exploring different cultures. She enjoys keeping fit by running, swimming and going to the gym.

Head of Sixth Form / History / Student Leadership Coordinator

Nicholas Rudd

Mr Rudd is currently Head of Sixth Form and works in the Humanities Department delivering engaging lessons and aiming to share his passion for the study of History.  In addition, he is the Student Leadership Coordinator, with a focus on developing student leaders throughout the school.  Mr. Rudd has worked in education for 10 years and is a fully qualified teacher with a PGCE from the University of Exeter.  Furthermore, he has a Masters in Education, that specialised in motivating students in the classroom. Mr. Rudd has taught extensively across the globe and has experience teaching in Canada, Russia and Thailand as well as England.  He enjoys all sports and plays football frequently, as well as captaining the successful Alexandria Cricket Club!  

Head of ICT / ICT Teacher

Mala Nagulendran

Miss Nagulendran joined The British School in January 2014 as the Director of Digital Strategy. Ms Nagulendran completed her BSC in Computer Science from the University of Essex in 2003 and her PGCE from Brunel University, London, in the subsequent year. Since then she has worked as an ICT teacher and Head of Department in a range of London secondary schools as well as in Osaka, Japan.  

Head of Art

Michelle Parr

Joined BSA in September 2017. Graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University BA in creative arts, in June 1996 gained a PGCE in Art and Design and have a masters in Fine Art. I have taught in Burton on Trent foe the last 17 years as the head of art, teaching YR 7-YR13.
 
I have a huge interest in the arts and culture and always wanted to work abroad. The opportunity came and Egypt was the perfect option with all of its historical interest. I also have a passion for sports and teach Ju Jitsu and self Defence, being a 5th degree black belt in Ju Jitsu and first Degree black belt in Judo. In particular (dedicated to women's self defence and managing conflict). Another major passion in my life is music and dancing and have followed the DJ scene since i was 18.

Deputy Head of Senior and Head of Humanities

Stevie Abbott

Mr Abbott has been at The British School, Alexandria for eleven years now and has held many posts including Exams officer, Trips coordinator and Environmental coordinator. He is also currently the Head of Humanities and Deputy Head of the Senior School. He is extremely keen to ensure that students get a well rounded education through coordinating the Enrichment Programme and Extended Curriculum Days. He is always looking to promote school trips and work with the local community raising money for charity or improving the environment. He plays golf, tennis, cricket and swimming regularly at the local sporting club.  

 

English

Leigh Maddocks

Mr. Maddocks is 27 and from Liverpool, England. He studied English and Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moore’s University (2007-2009). He later completed a P.G.C.E in Secondary Education.

He has lived and worked abroad before, spending just over a year in Thailand working as an English and EFL teacher. After this he travelled South East Asia visiting: Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines and Sri Lanka. Upon his return to the U.K he worked at Ridgeway High School in the Wirral.

His hobbies include playing and watching a variety of sports, including football and basketball. As well as sport he loves listening to a wide variety and plays the guitar. Like all English teachers he has a strong love of literature and some of his favourite books include: Lord of the Rings, Papillon, Shantaram and The Alchemist.

English / EAL Co-ordinator

Yeganeh Razavi

Ms Razavi is from Manchester. Ms Razavi joined the British School, Alexandria in August 2016 and is teaching Senior English. She has spent a number of years teaching in the UK, Ireland and Oman prior to arriving in Egypt. Ms Razavi studied English at university, before gaining an MA in the same subject at the University of Manchester. She obtained a PGCE in 2010. She enjoys travelling, reading, facts and history. She is really looking forward to working at BSA and exploring more of Egypt.

Science

Kabir Ahmed

Eductaion: I completed my BSc Honors Degree in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham in 2009, later completing my PGCE to start teaching in 2013. 
 
Role: Science teacher with a specialism in Chemistry, Whole school Lead Practitioner; I am enjoying my role at the BSA not only as a science teacher but also as a Lead Practitioner for the whole school which allows me to play a significant part in the strategic development of the school.
 
About me: I have visited many places in Africa, for example Morocco and South Africa, and I am looking forward to my experience of living in Egypt. I love going out  and meeting new people alongside experiencing the different foods that this wonderful country has to offer.
I have previously been a semi-professional cricket player, and I am glad to be part of the Alexandria Cricket team! Alongside this I avidly enjoy playing football and going to the gym to keep fit and healthy. 
I have 3 children - all who are students of BSA.

Science / Physics

Asrar Asif

Mr Asif is a Physics teacher who has been teaching for five years. He has previously worked in Uk and in Qatar. Mr Asif was a civil engineer in his life before teaching ; he graduated from Manchester University with a masters degree in Engineering. Outside of school Mr Asif enjoys travelling, reading, football and martial arts. He is looking forward to a great year teaching in Alexandria.  

Biology and Science

Junaid Rawoot

Mr. Rawoot joined The British School as a Biology and Science Teacher in September 2012. Prior to this Mr Rawoot taught in the UAE for four years before heading to Egypt. He completed a degree in Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Dundee, Scotland and then went on to complete a (PGCE) at Edge Hill University. Mr Rawoot has a passion for football and is a keen cricketer. He has two children and one is currently studying at The British School. 

Science

Andy Bostock

Andy Bostock has led a varied career that has included tour guiding and managing bookshops. He has lived in Greece and various parts of southern Africa. Ten years ago he followed his lifelong passion for Physics by retraining as a teacher. He and his family are looking forward to their new adventure in Alexandria.

Maths

Ibrahim Quraishi

I'm an aeronautical engineering graduate from Loughborough University. I found my passion in teaching the following year and successfuly completed my PGCE in 2015 from St. Mary's University, London. I taught in an inner London school before making my move to Alexandria. I am now happiily relocated in Alexandria with my wife. We try to explore this scenic city on the weekends and visiting local tourist destination such as the pyramids, Sharm El Shaikh and Hurghada during the holidays

During my spare time I enjoy a kick of football and play the piano. I am hoping to become a lifelong teacher and adventurer in this beautiful city.

 

Maths

Aidan Desmond

Mr Desmond has taught for 15 years at schools in England. He has a first class honours degree in Surveying and Mapping sciences and then trained as a mathematics teacher so that he could pass on his passion for mathematics. He loves travelling with his wife and experiencing new cultures and they are looking forward to exploring Alexandria and Egypt.

Humanities

Heather Cartmell

Ms Heather Cartmell joined the Senior School in September 2016 as a humanities teacher.  She has a BA in History and Sociology, PGCE and a MA in International Development. Ms Cartmell has taught in the UK, Australia, Jordan and now Egypt. 

Joint Head of Performing Arts

James Booth

Mr Booth studied music at university. He worked as a life guard in Australia and then moved to work as a teacher in London in 2002. Afterwards he lived for nine years in Cairo where, amongst other things, he wrote two school musicals about Ancient Egypt. He is now thrilled to be in the lovely city of Alexandria. Mr Booth’s hobbies include exploring interesting places, art history, swimming and cycling short distances! 

German Language

Astrid Eikelboom

Ms Eikelboom finished all her education in the Netherlands and then studied Dutch and German at the University of Amsterdam. After finishing her studies, she taught for 6 years at secondary schools in and around Amsterdam, both Dutch and German. In 1981 she had married an Egyptian and after having lived in Holland for 13 years, they decided to give it a try in Egypt. And that's where she has been ever since. Since 1995 she has been teaching at the German School (St. Charles Borromae) . She is very pleased that she could join the British School this year as well, even more because she got the opportunity to teach Dutch again. She dooesn't have much time for hobbies left, but if she does, she would like to travel and visit new places. Animals are her second passion and she loves gardening.

Head of Physical Education

Kevin Peake

Mr Peake is our new Head of Physical Education. He is extremely passionate about his subject and a keen sportsman himself. Mr Peake has worked in Education for over twelve years and is a fully Qualified teacher of PE. He has extensive experience across the full age range. Most recently being a part of the North Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership with responsibility for the PE provision in six schools. Mr Peake has also worked internationally in Saudi Arabia as well as many years in the UK in both the Primary and Secondary School setting. He is passionate about the leadership opportunities that PE provides and looks to help students develop their problem solving skills and resiliency. 

Outside of school Mr Peake is a keen Football and Tennis player and will be looking to continue playing here in Alexandria.