Languages Team

  • Katarzyna Staryków
    Year 5 Polish Teacher

    Kasia has experience working with children from 3 to 18 years old. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy and a Master's degree in Polish Philology and Media Speech Therapy. She also graduated with post diploma studies and is now a Clinical Speech Therapist.

    In a previous school, Kasia provided recitation activities with pupils from 12 to 15 years old based on her own project. She then went on to complete research regarding recitation as a tool to stimulate growth of language and communicative competencies.

    She has completed a number of courses such as: Therapy of children with cortical speech disorders (3-6 years), Diagnosis and therapy of a child with speech delay, Central auditory processing disorders and therapy, Myofunctional disorders - recognition and classification, Importance of diagnosis of oral reflex reactions in newborns and infants, Primary functions as mechanisms of speech development. Feeding therapy.

    During her Speech Therapy sessions at BSW she uses polisensoric methods.

  • Anna Milczarek
    PFL Teacher

    Anna joined our school in 2019 and works as a PFL Teacher in Upper Primary and Y6. 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. Anna has also completed postgraduate studies and various courses (Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language). She loves being around children and seeing their personal development. Her biggest passion is travelling.

  • Olga Wójcik
    Polish Teacher

    Olga joined the Polish Department of British Primary School of Wilanow in February 2021 having gained several years of teaching experience in private Polish and English schools. She has a MA degree in Polish philology from the University of Warsaw with a specialization in pedagogy and culture animation. Olga has always been interested in the correspondence of arts - especially visual arts and text (literature/ poetry). Olga took part in several creativity workshops, eg. International Summer Academy (InSEA) at the University of Bielefeld in Germany and later ran workshops devoted to image as a text of culture in the Education Department of the Centre of Modern Art – Ujazdowski Castle and the National Museum in Warsaw. She is an enthusiastic teacher with a genuine drive to share her knowledge and passion with students, and apart from learning the language and culture help them develop their creativity and build confidence, which are essential life skills. Olga loves to paint landscapes and always puts a box of watercolors in her suitcase whenever she travels. She writes essays (some of which eg. Looking inwards. On the theme of light in the poetry of Zbigniew Herbert were published) and poems eg. volume of poetry - Within the landscape. Olga is a member of the Association of Polish Writers. She is interested in European poetry and art.

    To her Highest Quality Learning is possible when effective teaching strategies are combined with a good, friendly atmosphere, where an individual is in the centre and personalisation is essential.

  • Isabelle Barrere Burg
    French Teacher

    Isabelle Barrere Burg has 18 years' experience as a teacher. She studied Applied Arts in Paris before completing a Masters in Education. She subsequently taught in French schools for 12 years. She has worked in France, Bulgaria and Poland, where she settled in 2006. She has taught both in international and British schools since 2006, teaching students from Y4 to Y13. Ms Barrere Burg is experienced in IGCSE and IB exams and was nominated for the Yale Educator Award in 2019.

  • Anna Pielak
    Year 1 and Year 2 Polish Teacher

    Anna has an MA in Sociology and a Bachelor of Pedagogy (Preschool and Lower Primary School Teacher) both from Wrocław University. She has been teaching for nine years in a number of preschools and schools. She likes theatre, good films, non-fiction books and exploring the history of Warsaw.

  • Dorota Kowalczyk
    Year 6 and Upper Primary Polish Teacher

    Dorota has been working with children and teenagers for over 12 years. She has a master’s degree in Polish Philology with a specialisation in pedagogy and glottodidactics. Dorota also completed postgraduate studies in Montessori Pedagogy at Maria Skłodowska-Curie University in Lublin. For 7 years, Dorota was working in a Montessori School in Poland. Additionally, she is qualified to teach Polish as a foreign language, and has taught it for many years at The Summer School of Polish Language and Culture in Lublin to students visiting from many parts of the world. This experience of dealing with students from a variety of backgrounds has enriched her teaching skills.

    Most recently, Dorota has been employed in a learning support role in a primary school in Northern Ireland. After 4 successful years Dorota decided to take up her current position in our school. She thoroughly enjoys being back home and teaching in her native language. She is passionate about teaching children in an engaging and creative way.

    In her free time she enjoys reading. Dorota loves travelling and spending time close to nature. Over the last few summers she has hiked across Spain, Portugal and Italy, and biked around the Netherlands.

  • Sylwia Warda
    Year 3 and Year 4 Polish Teacher

    While I was growing up, I had always wanted to be a teacher. Later, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree of Pedagogy in Early Education and master’s degree from Warsaw University. In addition, I have a postgraduate diploma in Primary Education and Specific Learning Difficulties.

    During my time at University, I gained my teaching experience at an international Preschool and Primary school in Warsaw. I realised that teaching is exactly what I want to do in life. I joined British Primary School of Wilanow this year. I am passionate about teaching and I like to learn about cultures. I’m excited to work at British School of Wilanow. It is a fantastic place with wonderful and kind people from all over the world.

    Movement is my great passion. In my free time, I try to be active. Cycling, skating or walking in the woods. During the weekend, I like to hide with my family in my cottage far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is a place where we can rest and “re-load batteries”.

    During my lessons I try to be an observer and listener at the same time. To focus on the individual talents of each student and help them to be the best.