Early Years Staff

  • Sarah Leybourne
    Deputy Head of Primary / Head of Early Years

    This is Sarah’s second year at BSW following many years in the UK and Asia, including Harrow International School in Hong Kong,  Brighton College Bangkok and The British School of Manilla in the Philippines. She has a BA (QTS) in Primary Education with a specialism in Mathematics. Sarah has been teaching for 19 years and has experience across all year groups. In her current role as Deputy Head of Primary and Head of Early Years, she enjoys spending time with pupils from all age groups, teaching and supporting children in Mathematics and developing the Early Years programme in order to give the children the best possible start. She’s passionate about an holistic approach to education and providing personalised learning for each and every child.

  • Philippa Smith
    Nursery Teacher

    Philippa has joined us from Bath Spa University and holds a BA and PGCE specialised in Early Years Education. She has attended 2 different International Schools during her education and has always enjoyed teaching children with a variety of international backgrounds. Philippa is teaching Nursery and looks forward to seeing how the students develop whilst starting their first year of education.

  • Zuzanna Boguta
    Nursery Support Teacher

    Zuzanna has been working with children for over ten years. She spent four years in London, where she gained a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Early Childhood Studies from the University of Roehampton. Upon moving back to Poland, she gained a Masters in Primary and Early Years Education. After graduation she decided to expand her qualifications by finishing a postgraduate course in Educational Leadership and Management. Zuzanna has been teaching for the past 8 years in Nursery, Reception and Year 1. This will be her 5th year in BSW and she is looking forward to teaching in Nursery again, supporting the children as they take those first steps towards their educational journey. 

  • Julia Dyjas
    Nursery Teaching Assistant
  • Catherine Widseth
    Reception Teacher

    Catherine has been teaching for 14 years and before joining the British Primary School of Wilanow in 2018 she was a Reception teacher at the British International School Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Prior to this she was teaching in both state and independent schools in London. She is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and has experience teaching children from Reception to secondary school age, including GCSE English, but her heart is firmly in the Early Years. 

    Catherine teaches Reception and has a keen interest in child development and is a strong advocate of the benefits of a play based curriculum to support this. Catherine is also the lower school English lead (Rec-Y4).

  • Gemma Wilks
    Reception Teacher

    Gemma has worked in primary education for the past 12 years and has vast experience in EYFS and KS1. She has worked at a variety of schools in the United Kingdom. They have included a Catholic School and schools in highly deprived areas of the country. She has much experience in teaching children with additional languages and with working in schools with high levels of pupils with little or no English.

    Gemma teaches Reception and is keen to help the EYFS team to develop the indoor and outdoor environments.

  • Natalia Rejmak
    Reception Teaching Assistant
  • Daria Wolicka
    EYFS Music Teacher

    Daria has a Masters degree from University of Warsaw Institute of Musicology with pedagogical specialization. She obtained her undergraduate degree at The State Music School Complex with studies in transverse flute. Her main music interests is to focus on free jazz and improvised music. She played in orchestral projects with the Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra, conducted by Ray Dickaty and the 3275 kg Orchestra conducted by Maciej Trifonidis. Her artistic achievements include 3 albums from improvised, ethnic and jazz music. The 4th album she was a part of was recorded in the Polish Radio Recording Studio and it will be released soon. In addition to music, she is also a dance artist. She studied jazz and contemporary dances at the Dance Emotion - Centre de Dansa for over a year in Barcelona Spain. During the summer of the year 2019, she took dance courses in Los Angeles California in the US at a prestigious Millennium Dance Complex. Millennium is where world-famous dancers and choreographers in Hollywood scenes master their dance skills. At BSW, she has several roles: music teacher, teacher's assistant and she also teach and coordinate extracurricular clubs: Hip Hop dance and school Choir.