Middle Primary Staff
Year 4 Teacher / Middle Primary Coordinator
Jo has been teaching throughout Key Stage One and Two for the past 14 years. After obtaining her teaching degree, she spent 4 years teaching in a multicultural school in England. Whilst Joanne loved her job, she decided that she wanted to try teaching internationally - it was one of the best decisions she has ever made!
Jo’s first international placement was in a British International School in Seoul, South Korea as a class teacher and Head of Year 4. For the past 4 years she has been living in Warsaw and teaching and coordinating Primary Maths in a large British school. Here at BSW, she is a Year 4 class teacher, Phase Leader for Middle Primary and Maths Lead for the lower school (Rec-Y4).
Year 3 Teacher
Francesco has joined BSW from Bolton in the North West of England. Before moving to Poland, Francesco studied at Edge Hill University gaining a BA Hons degree in Physical Education & School Sport before going on to complete his Primary PGCE at the University of Manchester. Francesco has worked in both primary and secondary schools in the UK for the past five years before being employed by BSW.
This year Francesco will be teaching in year 3 as well as working to develop the school’s forest school programme.
Year 3 Teacher
Since graduating from Bath Spa University with a BEd and a Primary PGCE, Alice has taught both in the UK and in an international setting. Working in The Netherlands sparked her interest for international teaching and she enjoys the challenges that it brings. Alice is married to Scott and has two young children - William and Sophia.
Alice teaches Year 3 and is a strong advocate for cross-curricular learning; believing that it helps make learning fun, purposeful and relevant.
Year 3 Support Teacher
Aleksandra is a vibrant young teacher continuing a second year here at BSW. Having graduated from the University of Lodz with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and gaining a Masters in English Language from Clark University Massachusetts, Aleks jumped straight into teaching. Her experience has taken her from international schools here in Poland to Primary schools in the UK. Aleksandra operates a fun but fair classroom, she understands the need for freedom and a natural learning environment, but also an environment that prepares students for the next stages of their life. Her past experiences have meant that her teaching techniques have been tailored to effectively engage children from all cultures and backgrounds to help them progress in their own way.
Aleksandra will be stepping into a position of Year 3 support teacher this year at BSW. Her fun and outgoing nature has meant that she will also take on being the Trip Coordinator, so we can expect some exciting adventures!!
Year 4 Support Teacher
Renata holds a Bachelor’s degree from Warsaw University with a major in English Language Teaching and a Masters in Faculty of Modern Languages also from Warsaw University. She lived in London for 11 years. During that time she was involved in various projects concerning children's education and care. In her free time she likes to read and also enjoys travelling and finding out about foreign cultures.
Year 3 Support Teacher
Marta graduated from Warsaw University and has a Masters Degree in Early Education Studies. Since joining BSW in October 2015 she had been teaching Polish lessons across the school from Reception to Year 4. During this period Marta had taken various trainings and workshops for teachers to develop her skills in delivering the best education. This year she has taken a position of support teacher in Year 3 and she is really pleased to help children every day in their learning journey.