Middle Leadership Team
Lower Primary Phase Leader
Estelle has been teaching in international education for 20 years working predominantly with children in Key Stage One and Lower Primary whilst also holding Key Stage leadership roles. Estelle graduated from St Mary’s Teachers Training College in Belfast N. Ireland with a BEd and Art degree. Estelle enjoys using her creativity to make learning fun, interactive and memorable. Estelle has a 10 year old daughter, Cadhla who also attends BSW.
Estelle teaches Year 2 and is the Phase leader for Lower Primary.
Middle Primary Phase Leader
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).
Upper Primary Phase Leader
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. At BSW, Leah teaches Upper Primary English and is the Upper Primary Coordinator.
Head of Pastoral
Emily has been teaching in primary schools for over 11 years, she graduated from Roehampton University, London in 2008 with a BA in Primary Education. In 2010, after working in London for two years, she moved to a newly-established English school in North Cyprus. She then taught at a different international school in Warsaw where she took on the roles of Head of house and Head of year. There she had the unique opportunity to attend specialised STEAM training at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts.
This year she is delighted to join BSW as a year 4 teacher and Head of Pastoral. She strongly believes that children learn best when they feel safe and when they are provided with an engaging and thought-provoking curriculum. She also believes that children should have the opportunity to take ownership of their learning. 'I know that each child within the school is uniquely different; my job is to facilitate learning and to ensure that school is a place where they want to be.'
This will be Gemma’s second year at BSW and she is looking forward to further developing the environment indoors and outdoors to provide an outstanding enabling environment. Gemma has worked in primary education for the past 13 years and has vast experience in EYFS and KS1. She has worked at a variety of schools in the United Kingdom. They have included a Catholic School and schools in highly deprived areas of the country. She has much experience in teaching children with additional languages and with working in schools with high levels of pupils with little or no English.