Year 5 Polish Teacher
Kasia has a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy and a master's degree in Polish Philology and Media Speech Therapy. She is also a qualified International Speech Therapist and has experience working with children from 3 to 18 years old. Kasia also graduated from acting school. She took part in theatre performances and directed her own spectacle based on works written by Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński. In a previous school, Kasia provided recitation activities with pupils from 12 to 15 years old based on her own project. Afterwards she completed research regarding recitation as a tool to stimulate growth of language and communicative competencies.
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 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
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.