Justin Blakebrough took on the role of Principal of The British School in August 2015. Mr Blakebrough has 34 years of teaching experience in British education, both in the independent and state sectors, as well as three years’ teaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has recently been Headteacher of a very successful 11-18 comprehensive school in Chester in the North West of England for eight years. He studied Electronic Physics and Philosophy at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Bristol University. This was later followed by gaining a Master of Arts in Educational Management at York University and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). He is married and has two children, one who attends The British School and the other who lives in England. He has a range of interests including music, independent travel and skiing.
Head of Pre-Prep School
Mrs Deirdre Greaney joined The British School, Alexandria in January 2012 as FS2 class teacher and took over as Head of Pre-Prep in April 2013. Deirdre spent a number of years previously teaching in Ireland and the Red Sea both in Sharm and El Gouna. Deirdre studied Economics and Maths before completing her Post Graduate diploma in Primary Education. Deirdre enjoys visiting her family here and in Ireland during the holidays. She also enjoys Zumba and Kick boxing when she gets the time to visit the gym.
Head of Senior School
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 Prep School
Miss Jayney Lucas joined the Prep School team in October 2010. Miss Lucas studied a Bachelor of Education at the University of Bangor in Wales specialising in Primary Education. She has taught in a range of Primary schools in the UK and has also spent a lengthy time teaching in several British schools in Egypt. She has had experience in teaching year groups from 1-6, but prefers teaching in Keystage 2. She enjoys reading updates about education and has completed different courses, which has involved leading different projects within school. In her spare time, she enjoys attending spinning classes and exercising.
Head of Administration
Mrs Yosra Sheir joined the school in October 2003 as the school accountant and has held the position of PA to Principal for more than 9 years and is now Head of Administration. Mrs Sheir studied Economics in Alexandria University and has worked in several multinational companies before joining the school.
Head of Finance
Hafez El Agaty
Mr. Hafez Elagaty joined the school in Feb 2016 as the School Head of Finance, he studied accounting at Faculty of Commerce ,Alexandria University , and has worked in several multinational companies. Including the National Iron & steel Co., as Chief Accountant, in Messer Griesheim-GmBH-Germany- Egypt Branch as Finance & Admin.Manager & in Pharco Pharmaceuticals as Financial Sector Chief Officer & Board Member. He is married and has two children, his daughter is working in BLOM Bank – Egypt- , and his son is a student in the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport , Marketing Section.