Upper Primary Staff

  • Leah McCue
    English Teacher / Durham House Tutor

    Leah McCue (BA, B.Ed, MA) is from Canada and strives to help students foster a love of learning, a social consciousness, and critical thinking skills. In an ever changing world, students need to be able to assess, analyse and solve a wide variety of problems. Leah's English classroom will help prepare students through inquiry based tasks and open discussions.

    Leah loves the challenge of international teaching and helping each student to achieve their full potential. So far, Leah's international teaching journey has taken her to the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, and Romania. She is excited to experience life as a BSW Lion, leading Upper Primary English, and as tutor to Durham house.

  • Sarah Leybourne
    Year 6 Mathematics Teacher

    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.

  • Magdalena Pukos
    Mathematics Teacher

    Magdalena Pukos completed her Master’s Degree in the scope of Applications of Mathematics at Maria Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin. She moved to UK and completed Teacher’s Training at Southampton University and gained QTS. Magdalena also taught in secondary schools in Bournemouth and Poole. After moving back to Poland she was appointed for the position of Maths Teacher at the British School of Warsaw where she  was teaching KS3, KS4 and IB students for the past five years. Last year Magdalena spent on maternity leave and recently started work as a Teacher of Mathematics in the Upper Primary at British Primary School of Wilanów. In her teaching Magdalena is committed to uplift her students’ performance with a use of variety of techniques. Magdalena enthuses students through sharing with them the passion for Mathematics - the subject that teaches structured and organized thinking skills. 

  • Monika Smith
    Science Teacher / Cornwall House Tutor

    Monika has been teaching Science covering Key Stage 3 and 4 in South Yorkshire’s Secondary Schools. She was awarded the PGCE for Qualified Teacher Status Secondary Education Science with Chemistry from Leeds Trinity University. Science has always been a subject of particular interest to her. Monika is very family orientated and tends to spend any spare time with friends and family. She enjoys running and has taken part in a number of 10K runs.  

  • Magda Halska
    Drama Teacher

    Mrs Halska is an enthusiastic teacher and a strong believer in Life Long Learning. She has over 15 years of teaching experience in an international setting where she taught English and EAL to students from Year 2 to IB DP level and produced short and full-length plays with students of various ages. Mrs Halska gained BA and MA in TESOL at Warsaw University (specialising in American Literature) and also MA in TESOL at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Mrs Halska has also got a diploma in teaching Drama. She sees drama as a great means of helping students grow in confidence to express themselves fully, both through dialogue and body language. Her passion is physical theatre as well as reading and dancing. She is a member of Warsaw Mime Centre and takes part in many acting projects. Mrs Halska teaches Drama to all students from Year 3 up to Year 8 at BSW this year. 

  • Scott McRae
    Sports Coordinator / Suffolk House Tutor

    Scott has over 13 years of international experience working across Europe and Asia. He graduated from Lancaster University with a BA (Hons) Degree in Educational and Professional Studies with Physical Education. Scott moved to Poland with his wife (Alice, Y3 teacher) and his two young children - William and Sophia.  As a family, they are keen to explore Warsaw and the surrounding areas.

    Scott is a firm believer in 'sport for all' programme and is aiming to implement this in his new role as Sports Co-ordinator/PE teacher at BSW.

  • Hanna Wojciechowska
    Polish Teacher

    Miss Wojciechowska joined BSW in 2018. She teaches Polish in Upper Primary and Year 4. Hanna has 4 years of experience in teaching Polish. She worked with children from 6 to 16 years old. She graduated  University of Gdansk with a master’s degree in Polish Philology. Her biggest passion is acting and singing. She has completed acting school and she has just begun Acting Studies specializing in Musical at the Warsaw Film School. Hanna loves retro style in fashion and art, especially the period from 20’s to 50’s. Hanna also loves reading books, and her  favorite foreign writers are Lev Tolstoy and Jane Austen. She also loves being around children and having fun in her lessons. 

  • Bartosz Kaczyński
    Polish History Teacher

    Bartosz worked in Polish Middle School (Gimnasium) school from 2012 to 2019. A graduate of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and Foreign Language Teachers’ College in Olsztyn. He has taught history at British Primary School of Wilanów since 2017.  

  • Olga Cykowska
    Polish Geography Teacher
  • Pernilla Rempling
    Upper Primary Teaching Assistant
  • Krzysztof Pypczyński
    Upper Primary Teaching Assistant

    Krzysztof is an English teacher with experience working with both children and adults alike. He is a graduate of University of Białystok with an MA in English philology and translation studies. At BSW, Krzysztof is working as a Teaching Assistant and cooperates closely with Upper Primary teachers.

  • Anna Żywek
    Upper Primary Teaching Assistant

    Anna joined our school in 2019 and works as PFL Teacher and Teacher Assistant in Upper Primary.

    During her high school years, she participated in an exchange program in Michigan, USA, which had a major impact on her education and career path. Anna graduated from the University of Warsaw and obtained her Master's degree in English language. Meanwhile, she was working as an English teacher and translator. Currently, Anna continues her education in postgraduate studies. She loves being around children and seeing their personal development and growth. Anna also enjoys travelling and has managed to visit nearly 50 countries.