Learning Support Staff

  • Katarzyna Staryków
    Clinical Speech Therapist

    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.

  • Izabela Miga
    Special Education Needs Coordinator

    Izabela has 10 years of experience of working in primary and secondary schools, both in mainstream and special classes- supporting children with additional educational needs, children for whom English is a second language and children with Autism. Izabela holds a Master Degree in Anthropology of Culture- she has a strong interest in people’s heritage and promoting diversity. She strongly believes in equality based education, where each child is welcomed, valued and supported to achieve their full potential. As an Early Years educator Izabela puts a strong focus on Early Intervention to enable each child a great start in the educational process.

    Before joining BSW, Izabela lived abroad for 16 years and she considers Ireland as her second home.

    In spare time Izabela enjoys photography, arts & crafts and hiking.

  • Sylwia Tarasiuk

    Sylwia Tarasiuk started working with children requiring special care 20 years ago as a volunteer in a hippotherapy centre. From the very beginning working with children and animals became her passion and plan for her future life. While travelling around Europe, USA and Asia, she gained experience in working in various therapeutic centres and educational facilities. On graduating from two different studies, Sylwia is qualified as a social worker and a psychologist. She then finished courses of sensory integration, teaching children in foreign languages and alternative forms of communication. Recently she has worked in international schools where Sylwia iss helping children to specify their needs in order to create the best conditions for them to develop, learn and to be happy.

  • Marcin Kowalski
    SEN Teacher

    Marcin has a Master's degree in political science and sociology. He earned his Special Education and Teaching Diploma at Maria Grzegorzewska Academy. 

    Marcin is a teacher with fifteen years of experience. He loves working with children and helping them learn. Marcin's professional career stages relate to young people with learning difficulties, including a psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents, a bilingual kindergarten, and twelve years of service at the American School in Warsaw. 

    Marcin was also a coordinator of social projects in his previous school, responsible for implementing a Service Learning Program aimed at cooperation with public institutions, e.g. refugee centres, social welfare homes, and non-governmental organizations to help people in need. 

    Currently, Marcin works as an individual teacher for a young adult on the autism spectrum. In January 2020, Marcin joined British Primary School of Wilanów team as a Special Education Teacher.

  • Catherine Widseth
    Learning Support Tutor

    Catherine has been teaching for 15 years. Before joining British Primary School of Wilanow in 2018 she was a Reception teacher at the British International School Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Prior to this she was teaching in both state and independent schools in London. She is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and has experience teaching children from Reception to secondary school age. 

    This year Catherine has joined the Learning Support team after two years teaching in Reception and she will be working with individuals and small groups in the Lower and Middle Primary school. She also works closely with class teachers and phase leaders to organise the implementation of our phonics scheme; Read Write Inc.