Headteacher's Welcome.

I am delighted to welcome you to our website, and I hope that it will give you an insight into our school and the high quality of education that we offer to our students.

I started at the British School Algiers (BSA) as Headteacher in October 2020 and it is a real pleasure to take on this role and to live in Algeria. Previously I spent five years as Principal of the British School Alexandria in Egypt and eight years as the Headteacher of a successful school in Chester in the UK. Earlier on in my career I taught in the Democratic Republic of Congo and so both Africa and the UK are very much home for me.

As a parent myself I understand the importance of a high standard of education for our children and the part that teachers play in enabling our children to develop and learn in order to prepare them to play their part in society as global citizens. At the British School we work in partnership with students and parents to ensure high standards of achievement in a caring, secure and supportive environment. We have a very strong team of able, dedicated teachers and a close-knit family in which everyone works together for the benefit of our students.

We believe in providing a personalised education for students as we recognise that every child is unique. We aim to develop our students’ different talents and offer an extensive range of enrichment activities and community initiatives. We use British teaching methods with an emphasis on getting students to think and question and gain an in-depth understanding of what they are learning as well as to enjoy and be stimulated by their lessons. We aim to develop a passion for learning.

Not only do we place importance on academic success but also on the development of the whole person and instilling values such as open-mindedness and respect for others.

The best way to find out more about the British School experience is to visit us, but in the meantime, I hope our website gives you an insight into both the school itself and the high quality education we offer, with its emphasis on high standards, quality teaching and learning, a broad curriculum, a structured environment and care for each and every student.

Justin Blakebrough