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.

Steve Franklin


Steve joined the British School of Bucharest in 2023. He is an experienced Mathematics Teacher who studied a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cardiff and then completed a PGCE in Mathematics at Southampton University. After this, he worked in a UK school for three years, gaining invaluable skills and training.

Since departing the UK, Steve has taught across the globe, including two international schools in Thailand, an international school in Vietnam, The International School of Milan, and assuming the role of Head Trainer for Year 9 Mathematics in the UAE.

Steve has many hobbies and interests that he would like to share with the students, these include a fondness for board games, juggling, and a range of sports such as football, cricket, and badminton.

Ben Shuttleworth


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


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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