Senior School Teaching Staff
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.
Deputy Head of Senior and Head of Humanities
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.
Head of 6th form / History / Student Leadership / Joint Deputy Head
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 Modern Foreign Languages "MFL" / French Teacher
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 English
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 Mathematics
Ms Vincze 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, Ms Vincze 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 Science
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 used to attend The British School, Alexandria. Main hobbies include traveling, fashion and reading.
Head of Art
Ms Parr joined BSA in September 2017. Graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University BA in creative arts, in June 1996 she gained a PGCE in Art and Design and she has a masters in Fine Art. She has taught in Burton on Trent for the last 17 years as the head of art, teaching YR 7-YR13.
She has 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. She also has a passion for sports and teaching Ju Jitsu and self Defence, being a 5th degree black belt in Ju Jitsu and first Degree black belt in Judo. In particular Ms Parr is dedicated to women's self defence and managing conflict. Another major passion in her life is music and dancing and she has followed the DJ scene since she was 18.
Head of Performing Arts / Music
Ms Brereton is a music specialist with a BA in Music and English. She enjoyed a varied musical career including Classical Manager for Virgin Megastore in London and working as a drummer and keyboard player in various bands before settling down to start a family. She completed a PGCE in Secondary Music at the University of Huddersfield in 2000 and has since enjoyed many years’ experience teaching music, English and drama at primary and secondary level in both the independent and state sectors. As well as performing in a brass band and folk band when in England, Ms Brereton is very interested in art and history and enjoys visiting galleries, museums and historical sites. Her other great passion is travelling and she spent two years back-packing around the world after university. Now that her son is grown-up she is looking forward to a new chapter in her career and, considering the things she is most passionate about, feels there is no better place to be!
Head of Business Studies
Ms Foley joined BSA in 2018 as currently Head of Business studies form tutor, business studies, PSHE teacher, hosting health and wellbeing club. She has held other teaching and management positions, with over 18 years’ experience. Previous held positions as vice principal, coordinator and worked in the field of tourism marketing, management and customer service industry aiming to share her passion for her study of business. Focusing her invested concern on students reaching their full academic potential while also prompting them to learn essential life skills in a lively supportive environment.
A successful entrepreneur in her own right, real estate development, held a swimming school for 15 years and student community choir for 6 years. She set up pre prep schools and community facilities, acted as consultant in business and sustaining rural management, specializing in national, International and global development in society.
Ms Foley has taught, mentored and acted as state examiner extensively across the globe and has experience of the Secondary high education systems including the Irish, British, IB and American programs and subjects including, Economics, Accountancy, Mathematics, Sociology, Health and fitness, Agricultural and Equine science.
Teaching in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Abu Dhabi, China, and Egypt. In her past high school she sustained every grade as top athlete and University champion runner. A keen interest and has coached in all sports, and outdoor activities, she loves animals the rural environment, music theatre and reading.
Science / Physics
Sarah has a BSc in Physics and PGCE in Science, both from the University of Bristol. This is Sarah's first role overseas after having taught Physics and Science in the UK. She is excited to be part of the teaching staff at the British School of Alexandria and hopes she can help show students the exciting sides of Science. Her main interests include travelling, cycling and art.
Science / Biology
Ms Dawes graduated with a BSc (Hons) Microbiology from the University of Nottingham in 2004 and completed her PGCE at Loughborough University in 2005. Since then she has gone on to teach science at four secondary schools in both Leicestershire and Buckinghamshire in the United Kingdom. She has a passion for science particularly Biology and Physics. She was awarded the opportunity to visit CERN in Geneva to learn more about cutting-edge physics and has been lucky enough to meet Prof Brian Cox. For the past 7 years, she has marked GCSE and iGCSE higher physics exams for Edexcel, which she enjoys. In her spare time, Ms Dawes loves to play board games and enjoys taking her dog, Arlo, for walks with her partner with their three young sons. This is Ms Dawes first opportunity to live and work outside of the UK and she is very excited to come to Egypt and practice her Arabic
Science / Biology
Mr Dingle comes from Cornwall in the south west of England but has travelled throughout much of Europe and Africa. He has a BSc Hons and Post Graduate qualifications in Biological Sciences and Marine Ecology respectively and he completed his PGCE in Secondary Science at the University of Bristol recently. He has a passion for science, international development and volunteering to this end he spent 6 months volunteering in Uganda in 2018. Mr Dingle formerly worked in the international language sector, providing residential English language programmes for non-native speakers. In his spare time, he enjoys badminton, photography and exploring out in nature. Mr Dingle cannot wait to move to Alexandria and embrace Egyptian culture at BSA.
Mr. Morrin joined BSA in October 2018 as a Physics teacher. He has a B.E. (Mechanical), M.Sc. Animal Nutrition, PGCE. He has worked in the animal feed and IT sectors prior to teaching. This is Mr Morrin's first overseas role and he and his family are looking forward to life in Alexandria.
Mr Lowey has been teaching English for 14 years. Prior to this, he worked in the finance sector on the Isle of Man. He grew up on a small farm on the island, and decided to study English in the UK after completing his A-levels. He has taught in London, Bristol, Warminster and Bucharest (Romania), and Douglas, Isle of Man. Mr Lowey enjoys walking, running, football and surfing. He has also been known to attend yoga classes. His other interests include music (classical and modern), theatre and film. Mr Lowey is looking forward to working with colleagues in Egypt and meeting all of his new pupils at BSA.
Mr Walker was born and currently lives in South London. He has been teaching Maths and various other subjects, including Music, Sport and Horticulture for about 25 years now.
He has an Economics degree from Manchester University and a PGCE in Mathematics from the London University of the South bank.
Mr Walker has worked overseas in Quito, Ecuador and travelled extensively in S America and this is his first time in Egypt!
He loves nature, sport, travel, photography and music.
I have been a teacher for a fun-filled fourteen years, of which joining BSA would make it my third international posting following my teaching qualification and initial teaching experience in U.K.
I initially trained as an engineer and graduated from Imperial College London, hence my love of mathematics. Coming along with me on this new adventure would be my wife and baby daughter.
We very much look forward to contributing to the excellent standard already established at BSA, as well as getting immersed in the rich Egyptian culture.
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.
Ms Schloesser graduated from the Free University of Berlin in Political Science (M.A.) in 2000. Then she worked as a scientific researcher for the GIZ in Germany and different countries in Asia and Africa. In 2006 she gained a Post-Graduate Teaching Degree for German as a Foreign Language at Goethe Institut in Munich and Alexandria. Since then she is teaching German to young adults at Goethe Institut on all levels.
Ms. Schloesser is very enthusiastic to join the Senior School from September 2019 and hopes to pass on her passion for languages to the BSA students. She has two children and loves yoga.
Head of Physical Education
Mr Peake is our 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.
Miss Fearn studied a BA (Hons) in Teaching Secondary Physical Education and graduated from DeMontfort University in 2007. She started her teaching career in Derbyshire and remained there for ten years, being promoted to Head of PE in 2013. Miss Fearn led a successful department achieving strong results over a number of years. She was involved in the development of leadership across the school, training senior students and working with local primary schools in the UK to host their sports festivals. During her time in the UK she led an international exchange programme with Nigeria and after some travel in Africa and the Far East, she decided it was time to experience more of the world by living and teaching in a different country. Alexandria is her first international teaching placement.
Mo'men Abdel Gawad
Mr Mo’men joined the Senior School in September 2010 as an Arabic teacher and has Arabic teacher for Native and Non-native Speakers. Mr Mo’men studied BA Arabic Language & Literature, University of Alexandria, Faculty of Arts, 2007 and later A Diploma, Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, University of Alexandria, 2011 and later an MA, Applied Linguistics, University of Alexandria, 2017. He has taught in Language Instructor, "TAFL center" Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, Alexandria University, 2009 - 2012, teaching children of all ages and also adults.