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.

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 Senior School, Mr Will Randall

I have come to BSA directly from the British School of Paris, where I celebrated 30 years in teaching.  I have held a variety of positions in the UK and elsewhere including India, Botswana, Solomon Islands and France. Previous to my role in Paris, I was a Housemaster at a highly-successful British Grammar School.

As well as deputising for the Headteacher, I will also be the Head of the Senior School. My subjects are French, German, English, Drama and Global Perspectives which I will be teaching at BSA.

I studied Modern Languages in the School of European Studies at the University of Sussex and was awarded my Post Graduate Certificate of Education by the University of Brighton. I am an experienced rugby, football and cricket coach and have produced numerous plays and musicals.  I hope to be able to continue my connection with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme whilst at BSA. I have a wide range of interests including music, food, independent travel and literature.

E-mail: admin@britishschoolalgiers.com

Head of Upper Primary, Mr Ben Whiteside

I have 12 years of Teaching experience in both the UK and Middle East. I graduated from Manchester University with a BA (Hons) degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Primary Education.

I have a passion for Arabic and Middle Eastern literature as well playing a wide range of sports.

E-mail: bwhiteside@britishschoolalgiers.com


Head of Lower Primary, Ms Barbara Simpson

I studied Joint Honours in Politics and Modern Languages at the University of Leeds and was awarded my Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Goldsmiths, London. I have been a teacher for 12 years, both in the UK (state and prep) and France. During this time, I have been Mathematics coordinator, MFL coordinator and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Prior to the British School Algiers, I was at a wonderful prep school in central London for four and a half years. I am passionate about delivering high quality education and being part of the community in which I teach.

I love nature and being in Algeria is wonderful. I am especially enjoying the food, sea and hikes!

E-mail: bsimpson@britishschoolalgiers.com