Headteacher, Mr Justin Blakebrough

Previous to starting at the British School Algiers, I have been the Principal of The British School Alexandria in Egypt since August 2015. I have 39 years of teaching experience in British education, in both the independent and state sectors in the UK, as well as three years’ teaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I was Headteacher of a successful 11-18 comprehensive school in Chester in the North West of England for eight years, prior to my time in Egypt.

I studied Electronic Physics and Philosophy at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Bristol University.  I later gained a Master of Arts in Educational Management at York University and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). I am also an accredited British Schools Overseas inspector.

Head of Senior School - Rebecca Temple

Having been a teacher for over 25 years, I am delighted to be now working with the students, staff and parents at British School Algiers. I qualified as a teacher at Birmingham University after completing a degree in Genetics at The University of Liverpool. Since then, I have qualified as an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) amongst other professional qualifications and had the opportunity to work at the best performing (top 1%) schools and Trusts in the UK. My husband is Algerian, so I am extremely proud that my two children can experience the unique collaboration between Algeria and Britain that BSA offers, including high standards of teaching and learning in English with its respect for Algerian culture and the teaching of the Arabic language.

Head of Primary School - Alex Chamberlain

Prior to joining the British School Algiers, I was the Assistant Head of a British school in Sri Lanka, where I held responsibility for curriculum development and safeguarding.  

I graduated with a degree in Psychology and gained my PGCE in York. Currently, I am working towards my NPQSL qualification: being a lifelong learner is something that I wish to instill in the children I teach. Throughout my career, I have taught all year groups from 1-6 and have co-ordinated a range of core and foundation subjects. More recently, I have enjoyed supporting and developing student teachers and ECTs.

Outside of school, I like to be very active and can often be found hiking up a mountain or running. I am very excited to be joining BSA and look forward to contributing to its continued development and successes alongside exploring the wonderful country of Algeria. achamberlain@britishschoolalgiers.com


I am married with two daughters and have a range of interests including music, independent travel and skiing.

E-mail: head@britishschoolalgiers.com


Head of Administration

Nesrine  Bouchoucha

My professional background helps me deploy my knowledge and skills at BSA. I have the opportunity to work with one of the most proactive and motivated teams, always willing to acquire new mastery and face new challenges.

Head of Humanities - Sean McDonnell

After graduating from the University of Warwick in the UK with an MA in History, I went on to complete a PGCE from the University of Ulster. I taught for a number of years in Northern Ireland before moving abroad and now have over 10 years of international experience, having previously worked in Serbia, Gran Canaria and China. 

 My main areas of historical interest are 19th and 20th Century Chinese history and the Cold War in Asia.   

Outside of the classroom, I am a keen golfer and follower of cricket.  smcdonnell@brtishschoolalgiers.com

Head of Arts - Lokmane Mechanen

During my time at university, I worked on several research projects related to strength and conditioning to maximize performance for young athletes, as well as providing a fitness testing service for a number of sports clubs.  

After graduating with a Master’s degree in Physical Education and Sports Science, I went on to teach in a private secondary school for a year before starting teaching at British School Algiers, while simultaneously completing a PGCE. 

My approach to Physical Education is focused on teaching skills in different, fun, and creative ways which also incorporate science.  My aim is for students to become physically competent, and have a solid background in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and sociology which will give them an upper hand in their future academic lives. lmechanen@britishschoolalgiers.com

Head of Maths - Laura Kadri

I have a broad experience of over 20 years working with children of all ages both in England and two years teaching in Cyprus. I was Numeracy Leader alongside teaching secondary Mathematics at an Ofsted Outstanding school in England, prior to moving out to Algeria with my family.

I am married with four children and my other interests include reading and exploring the beautiful country of Algeria.

Head of Science - Asmaa Mansouri

I hold  a master’s degree in Medicinal Chemistry from USTHB University Algiers and recently a PGCE degree (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) from Carnegie Education School Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom.

My career started as an analyst in a quality control laboratory. I soon realised that I need to change profession into another that suits my ambitions and dynamism. Being a teacher allowed me to be creative, think and always come up with new ideas, share and gain knowledge, learn and discover. This makes me feel that I am building a rich career and this is what I always desired.

I have been teaching since 2019, first at CSA, Central School Algiers, learning British teaching methodology with Doctor Rose Stockwell.  I transferred to British School Algiers as a Science and Chemistry teacher where, in addition to teaching ,I work with my tutees,  listening to and solving their problems.  I am  passionate about Art and Crafts  and ran an Art club during Enrichment.   At BSA, I am surrounded by an experienced and professional team enabling me to promote the best teaching approach and therefore provide a good learning environment. 

I add to this various useful teaching/learning methods that I learnt at Algerian school which results in a great set of learning techniques for our students. amansouri@britishschoolalgiers.com