Headmaster, Mr. Jonathan Warner

I have spent the last twenty-five years working in education in many different types of schools and locations. Prior to my arrival in Algeria, I have held school leadership roles in the UK, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Mongolia, and am also a qualified and experienced Lead Evaluator for the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Peer Accreditor for the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). As a result, I have a good deal of experience with different curricula and teams made up of teachers from around the world, and it has been my responsibility to ensure they work together in support of all students and show respect for local cultures at all times.

I read Geography and completed my Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Durham University before studying for my MSc at King’s College London in the field of risk perception and experiential education. I have led numerous expeditions over my career helping children experience mountaineering, scuba diving and caving.   This remains a passion of mine, and I believe wholeheartedly that holistic education is essential for children’s personal growth. 

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 -  Oliver Bedford

Before joining the British School Algiers, I taught for a number of years in London, UK and also at three international schools in Seoul and Busan in South Korea.

I graduated with a degree in European Theatre Practices before gaining my PGCE at Middlesex University, London. I am now currently working towards my NPQLT qualification to help support and guide the teaching and learning in the classroom and help promote a love for continued learning for both the teachers and students that I work with each day.

Throughout my career I have taught across all areas of Primary, but a main focus has been within EYFS and Key Stage One. I believe it is fundamental to help develop a level of excitement and passion for learning from an early age so that children can be continually passionate as they move through their academic journey.  
In my personal life I am passionate about travel, learning from other cultures and transferring my experiences into the classroom    to make a rich and vibrant experience for my students. I love 


More recently, I have completed my MBA at University College London in International Education, researching adaptive leadership styles in international schools.

I am accompanied to Algiers by Nerissa, my wife, and our three children. We love living and working internationally both for the challenge it brings and the lifestyle which I am convinced is the way of the future. I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and enjoy travel, cooking and a wide range of outdoor pursuits.

E-mail: headmaster@britishschoolalgiers.com


reading, the theatre, music and art and believe that developing
creativity for children is fundamental. In Mr Bedford's class, we all love to sing! obedford@britishschoolalgiers.com


Head of English - Michael Maddison

I have been teaching for twenty one years in a variety of schools both in the UK and around the world in addition to acting as Head of English in a number of institutions. I am a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher and take pride in providing structured and engaging lessons for all students, enabling them to achieve their potential. I have a genuine passion for my chosen subject, both the linguistic intricacies of the language and the potential for literature to inspire young people to reflect on themselves and the values of society and humanity itself. As part of a pedagogical research project, ‘Let’s Think in English’, working with King’s College London, I was afforded the opportunity of focusing on the process of learning. This has enabled me to incorporate specific strategies aimed at developing reasoning skills and critical thinking.

Outside of school I am a dedicated family man with two children. I love to read, swim and play the guitar in addition to travelling when possible and exploring new cultures.


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 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 Humanities - Fatma Bendida

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Commercial Sciences and a master's degree in Finance. After I graduated, I was employed by a bank and many private companies but always felt drawn to teaching.

In 2017, I taught Business, Economics, and Mathematics in an International British School which was a delightful experience.
I Joined British School Algiers in 2021 to teach Business Studies where I was warmly welcomed into the school community. Now, I am a dedicated business teacher and Head of the Faculty for Business, Humanities, and Languages. I am passionate about teaching and strive to make a positive impact on the lives of my students.
 As an ambitious person, I am constantly seeking new ways to challenge myself and improve my skills. I believe in the power of education to transform lives and make a positive impact on the world, and I am committed to doing my part to make that a reality.
In my free time, I enjoy reading and exploring new places. I believe that education is the key to unlocking a better future, and I am proud to be part of a profession that helps students achieve their goals and reach their dreams . fbendida@britishschoolalgiers.com

Head of Modern Foreign Languages - Mia Sacle

I embarked on my academic journey at the University of Bejaia, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Applied Languages. My passion for language led me to pursue a Master's degree in E.S.P (English for Specific Purposes).

Dedicated to excellence in teaching, I further honed my pedagogical skills by obtaining a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) from the prestigious Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University. This qualification, known for its commitment to innovative teaching methodologies.

Before taking on my current role, I gained invaluable experience as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Bejaia. During this period, I shared my expertise with students across two distinct academic departments: Mathematics and Computing, as well as Social Sciences. This dynamic exposure allowed me to adapt my teaching methods and gain a broader perspective on the application of language skills in diverse academic contexts.

In 2020, I joined British School Algiers. As the Head of the Modern Foreign Languages Faculty, I am committed to fostering an environment that encourages language learning and appreciation, helping students unlock the doors to new cultures and opportunities.   msacle@britishschoolalgiers.com


Head of Science - Mejd Benkortbi

I am honoured to serve as the Head of Science at the British School Algiers.
My academic journey encompasses a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in information security awarded by the university of Westminster, reflecting a commitment to both theoretical knowledge and practical application.
With over a decade of professional experience, I have contributed significantly to the academic development of institutions, most recently as the Curriculum Lead for Mathematics at Oasis Academy Shirley Park in London.
In 2021, I achieved the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) through the Ambition Institute in London, underscoring my dedication to advancing leadership proficiency within the educational sphere.
As the Head of Science, my foremost objective is to cultivate a rich, coherent, and rigorous curriculum. With a passion for fostering critical thinking and scientific inquiry, I am dedicated to creating an educational environment that nurtures a profound understanding of the subject matter. Furthermore, I am committed to incorporating the science of learning into lesson planning.  

I am excited about the journey ahead, working collaboratively with the Science Department  in British School Algiers to inspire curiosity, innovation, and a love for learning among our students.
This approach ensures that our pedagogical strategies are not only effective but also aligned with the latest advancements in educational psychology. This commitment reflects our collective dedication to providing an environment where students not only acquire knowledge, but also develop the skills and metacognitive strategies necessary for lifelong learning.


Beyond the academic realm, I am an adventurous traveller, exploring diverse cultures across Africa. Asia, and Europe. My love for understanding different perspectives extends to my reading habits, where books about leadership and metacognition hold a special place on my shelf.
Staying informed about current affairs is another facet of my interests, ensuring that I am attuned to the broader context within which education operates.
On a personal note, I am an outgoing individual who cherishes making new friends and enjoying the richness of life. I am married to a wonderful wife, and together, we share our home with a cute and cherished cat. mbenkortbi@britishschoolalgiers.com