The Mathematics curriculum at the British School of Bucharest has been designed to give students the knowledge and skills required for a solid foundation and understanding of problem‐solving skills. Mathematics introduces students to concepts and skills essential in daily life, which aid learning throughout the entire academic journey.


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Mathematics Faculty

Alex Coope

Head of Maths

Alex Coope joined the British School of Bucharest in 2013 and is Head of Maths. Alex studied Maths at Leeds Carnegie before completing a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) at Sheffield University.

Following graduation, Alex’s first teaching post was with a large comprehensive secondary school in the UK, teaching Maths, Physical Education and ICT. After four years there, he moved to Alexandria, Egypt, where he was the Head of Mathematics and ICT for eight years. Alex later worked in Kuwait for three years before moving to Romania to join our school.

Jacques Faulkner

Teacher of Maths

Jaques Faulkner joined BSB in 2021. He has taught Secondary Maths and ESL at multiple academic levels, from Primary to Year 13.

His international experience includes leading teaching positions in various schools in Thailand, Spain and the UK.

John Flood

Teacher of Maths

John Flood has been a Maths teacher at the British School of Bucharest since 2011.

He has taught Maths at multiple academic levels, from Primary to Year 13, and gained international experience teaching both the IB and IGCSE curriculum in Istanbul. John is a graduate of the University of Scotland, where he studied Mechanical Engineering before undertaking engineering roles in the UK and the Far East before moving into teaching.

Ben Shuttleworth

Teacher of Maths

Ben Shuttleworth rejoined the British School of Bucharest in 2020.

He graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, with a first-class Master’s in Mathematics, followed by a PGCE from the University of Warwick. His first teaching post lasted five years at Hereford Sixth Form College, UK, where he spent five years specialising in the teaching of A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Ben then taught here at the British School of Bucharest for five years before taking a year’s sabbatical to teach in Vietnam. In 2020 he returned to the British School of Bucharest to teach both Mathematics and Computer Science.

Natalia Buckley

Teacher of Maths

Natalia Buckley joined the Mathematics Faculty in 2022.

She graduated from Lancaster University after studying Mathematics and obtained her PGCE from Leeds University.

Natalia was the mathematics subject leader at two primary schools before gaining international experience teaching the IGCSE and IB curriculum at an international secondary school in Hanoi. During her career, she has taught Mathematics at multiple academic levels from Year 2 to Year 12.

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