Lower Primary Staff
Year 2 Teacher
Brigette Henk-Gulatowska holds BA degrees in Humanities subjects from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters in Education from the University of Bath in England. Originally from California, Brigette has lived in Europe most of her adult life, following her initial study abroad experience in Spain and work abroad experience in France.
As an international educator, Brigette has over ten years of experience working in the early years/lower primary at schools in Germany, Azerbaijan and Poland. An avid reader herself, Brigette particularly enjoys supporting the students' literacy development and encouraging their love of reading.
Year 2 Teacher
Ally has over 10 years of Teaching experience across Key Stage One and Two. She studied for her BA in Primary Education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. After completing her studies, she moved to a rural town, where she completed 3 years of teaching. Since leaving Australia in 2015, Ally has worked at British International Schools in: Egypt, Russia and Myanmar.
She has been fortunate enough to be able to grow up experiencing different cultures, and exploring many countries. This is something she enjoys integrating into her classroom.
Ally will be joining BSW as a Year 2 teacher this year.
Year 3 Teacher
Sara studied for her BA (Hons) in Primary Education from Manchester Metropolitan University and spent part of this time studying and teaching in the Netherlands. After graduating, Sara moved back to her home city of Leeds to teach across Upper Key Stage 2, followed by four years teaching in a British International School in Beijing, China. Whilst there, she led both the ECA and Topic curriculums as well as being a teacher of both Year 3 and Year 5. For the past two years, Sara has been living and teaching in Bulgaria, helping to develop the Maths and IPC programmes there, as well as mentoring newly qualified teachers. Sara enjoys keeping fit and has coached several sports, including football and netball. In 2017 she was awarded ‘Sports Coach of the Year’ for her effort and contribution towards sport at her school and she is looking forward to bringing her energy and passion for sport into her teaching role. This will be Sara’s first year at BSW and she will be a Year 3 class teacher.
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.
Year 3 Teacher
Gerald has been teaching for over 30 years in the UK, Poland and Cyprus. He started out as a music teacher, having studied violin and piano at The Royal Academy of Music in London, and morphed into a primary teacher ten years ago. He loves to play the piano, sing, read, dig in his garden and swim. Children in his class are requested to laugh at his jokes even if they don't find them funny.
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 4 Teacher
Julia studied BA (Hons) Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. Originally from Poland, she has spent most of her life in the United Kingdom. She has taught in Kent, England for 3 years before making the decision to teach internationally in her home country. Having worked in a multicultural school, she has worked extensively with children whose first language is not English and undertaken additional training in this field. In her free time she enjoys singing and exercising.
Year 2 Support Teacher
Miss Anna Fałtyn has a degree in English Philology from State Vocational College in Zamość and studied Business Management at Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg in Hasselt - Belgium. As she loves to work with children she studied Special Needs Education at Special Needs Education Academy in Warsaw. In her free time she enjoys literature
Year 3 French Teacher and Teaching Assistant
Fran has a Masters in French from the University of Edinburgh, a TESOL English Language Teaching Certificate from Manchester Academy of English, and is also a qualified Occupational Therapist. She has taught English and French in the UK, Tanzania, Myanmar and Portugal, and was delighted to join the staff at BSW in 2020.
Prior to having a young son, Fran's big passion was long-distance running and triathlon. She is also a qualified yoga teacher with a special interest in the well-being of young people, and has training in hypnotherapy and mindfulness.
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.