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.
Deputy Head of Senior, Head of IT /Digital Strategies
Mr. Macaulay joined the Senior School in January 2018 as Deputy Head of Senior School and Head of IT.
Having graduated from Kings College London with a BSc in Computer Science, Mr. Macaulay initially worked for five years as a computer scientist in the UK Civil Service. He then moved into teaching after completing his PGCE at Exeter University.
Mr. Macaulay has worked in UK schools, both as a teacher of computer science and as a head of department over the last six years, before taking on his current role of at the British School Alexandria.
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 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 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 Sixth Form / History / Student Leadership Coordinator
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 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!
Ms Anne Macmillan joined the Senior School in September 2018 as an English teacher. She studied English and Philosophy at university, then took a PGCE in English and Humanities and an MA in literature. Her teaching career has encompassed schools and colleges in England, Greece and Saudi Arabia, heading English, Performing Arts and Careers departments. Outside of teaching, she worked in publishing, founding and editing two education magazines for schools and working as a critic for several poetry magazines and publishers. Ms Macmillan has continued to write, publishing novels and short stories for both children and adults. Her great passion outside literature is history, which makes working and living in Egypt her idea of heaven.
Ms Berry has previously taught English in England, Thailand and Borneo and now she is very excited to be teaching in Alexandria. She is looking forward to meeting everyone at BSA and thoroughly immersing herself in Egyptian culture. Before she qualified as a Secondary English teacher in 2007, she was a professional teacher of Ballet, Modern and other theatre dance styles for 20 years. As well as linguistics and dance, her other passions are nature watching, hiking and supporting Liverpool football club.
Science / Chemistry & Lead Practitioner
Eductaion: Mr Ahmed has completed his BSc Honors Degree in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham in 2009, later completing his PGCE to start teaching in 2013.
Role: Science teacher with a specialism in Chemistry, Whole school Lead Practitioner; he is enjoying his role at the BSA not only as a science teacher but also as a Lead Practitioner for the whole school which allows him to play a significant part in the strategic development of the school.
About Mr Ahmed: He has visited many places in Africa, for example Morocco and South Africa, and is looking forward to his experience of living in Egypt. He loves going out and meeting new people alongside experiencing the different foods that this wonderful country has to offer.
He has previously been a semi-professional cricket player, and he is glad to be part of the Alexandria Cricket team! Alongside this he avidly enjoy playing football and going to the gym to keep fit and healthy.
He has 3 children - all who are students of BSA.
Science / Physics
Mr Nicholson initially worked as project engineer / manager 75 to 90..This involved various petrochemical & power engineering projects in countries across Africa, Middle East & Southern Asia.. He did a conversion BEd physics course in 90, and although he returned to engineering afterward for a few years he has been teaching full time since 96, including most recently 15 years In Kuwait.. Mr Nicholson is looking forward to working in Alexandria, he visited the city a number of times in 84 to 86 when he was project manager for a diesel generator station in El Kharga (Upper Egypt) . It will be interesting to see how the city and country have changed over the years.
Biology and Science
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.
Mr Quraishi is an aeronautical engineering graduate from Loughborough University. He found his passion in teaching the following year and successfuly completed my PGCE in 2015 from St. Mary's University, London. He taught in an inner London school before making his move to Alexandria. He is now happily relocated in Alexandria with his wife. They 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 his spare time, he enjoys a kick of football and play the piano. He is hoping to become a lifelong teacher and adventurer in this beautiful city.
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.
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.
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.
Science / PE / Head of Pastoral Care, PSHCE, ALN
Mr Nelson graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1990 with an honours degree in Physical Education and Science. He gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management in 1994 and was awarded a BACP Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling in 2009.
Mr Nelson has worked in several schools during his career and has undertaken a variety of roles. These include teacher of Physical Education and Science, Head of Physical Education, Head of Year, Assistant ALNCO and was a member of the Senior Leadership Team in a school in Saudi Arabia. Mr Nelson has also worked as a volunteer for the North Wales Young Offenders Team.
After retiring from National Divisional Rugby Union Mr Nelson now enjoys history, nature, travel, mountain trekking, cycling, swimming, table tennis and cricket.
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
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.
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.