Nauczyciele oraz wychowawcy

Katie Street

Head of School

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts with Honors,
Master of Education,
PostGrad Certificate of Education with Qualified Teachers Status,
National Professional Qualification for Headteachers.

Embarking on her formal teaching journey as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in South Korea, she played a crucial role in establishing a new language school. Subsequently, her EFL experiences took her to Thailand, Poland, Italy, and Mongolia, where she taught diverse age groups for various purposes, including tourism, industry, and exam preparation.

Expanding her expertise to teach Primary children, she completed her induction in Norfolk, UK, and later initiated a teacher development and training program in Ethiopia, focusing on implementing active learning techniques.

Her international teaching ventures included roles in Romania, Germany, and Egypt, and she returned to Poland to teach at the British School. In September 2019, she led the team inaugurating Thames’ Piaseczno campus. Following the successful curriculum implementation in Piaseczno, she transitioned to Wawelska as the Head of Primary Curriculum.

In her personal pursuits, she explores the world through various interests, including cycling in and around Warsaw, regular swimming, experimenting with colours and materials through painting and clothes-making, and enjoying games like carom, backgammon, and Scrabble. Embracing a continuous learning mindset, she has taken advantage of numerous free online courses.

Her teaching philosophy centres on the belief that enjoyment is fundamental to learning. As a facilitator, she provides diverse activities for children to explore their ideas, encouraging curiosity, expression, finding answers, and drawing conclusions. Valuing mistakes as opportunities for learning, she fosters a culture of questioning assumptions and understanding diverse perspectives. Emphasising communication and collaboration as essential life skills, she sees them as pathways to success for both the group and the individual.

Christian Rosser

Head of School

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts with Honors,
Qualified Teacher Status

Teaching has always been Christian’s professional passion. He obtained his teaching qualification at Bath Spa University College in the UK, specialising in infant education. Over the next 12 years, he dedicated his practice to Year 1 and 2 children in the UK. A move to Poland nine years ago marked his initial venture into teaching infants in an international context, proving to be a rewarding experience. Now entering his 22nd year of teaching, he is enthusiastic about his contribution to the Thames British School community.

Hailing from Wales, rugby has been a lifelong passion, transitioning from playing to avidly supporting his home nation. Beyond the classroom, he engages in family and friends' pool sessions, unwinding with cycle rides, and exploring Poland's charming towns and cities.

Christian consistently highlights the importance of the relationships he builds with his students. He derives fulfilment from engaging with students on topics and issues that matter to them, gaining insights into their thoughts and experiences about the world and the classroom curriculum. His vision for the classroom goes beyond the conventional learning environment; he aspires for it to transform into a community where ideas are shared, communication is nurtured, and collective learning becomes a shared endeavour. He encourages discussions on subjects relevant to students' lives, fostering a classroom environment that transcends traditional roles to become a community of shared ideas and mutual learning.

Gary Lycett

Nauczyciel szkoły podstawowej

Kwalifikacje:
Creative Writing, Leeds University
CELTA, Cambridge University
CELTYL, Cambridge University
PGCE, Nottingham University
Obecnie studiuj MA Education and Management, Wrexham University

Professional background:
My first experience in teaching began in Leeds after having obtained a Creative Writing degree from Leeds University. It was voluntary and it involved teaching asylum seekers elementary English so that they could build up the confidence to use it in their everyday lives. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, but I especially valued how they were able to express their cultural backgrounds to me with the English I had taught them.

This motivated me into gaining a CELTA which allowed me to teach in language schools around the world. I chose to teach in Taiwan and then on from there to Spain. I’ve been in Warsaw for over ten years now, and I have taught in language schools and international schools and I continually strive to improve myself as a teacher which is why I am currently studying an MA in Education and Management.

About me:
In my spare time, I like to watch classic and modern British sitcoms and I’m a big fan of satirical shows such as ‘Have I Got News for You’. I’ve also started to rediscover poetry and I spend time reading the works of many poets on the commute to and from work. I still like to flex my Creative Writing muscles on occasion and write plays, short stories and the odd humorous musing on life.

My teaching philosophy:
As a teacher, I believe that pupils gain deeper understanding through application. Even when observing my first students whom I taught many years ago, applying their knowledge to real world situations, I could see how they could grasp the intricacies of their learning through practical applications. That is why I value the fact that involving every child within the classroom gives them the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the work they do in lessons and how that can transfer itself into their personal life.

Agnieszka Makulska

Head of School

Qualifications:

BA (Hons),
PGCE,
QTS.

Agnieszka Makulska joined Thames British School 5 years ago having started her teaching career over 15 years ago in central London. She specialises in the Early Years and has experience in Early Years Centers of Excellence. She has held leadership roles and consultative positions in connection to her early years and primary roles. Previously having worked in the city of London both in advertising, producing commercials and for dot com start-ups as a customer service manager/marketing assistant.

The message she conveys to children “you never stop learning” is just as true for adults as it is for children. It’s what has kept her on her toes and always looking out for ways to improve. It is also what has kept her challenged and happy to the present day.

She has a keen interest in Politics and has delivered speeches in front of over 3000 people. She believes the most enriching things in life are friends, family, conversations over good food, travel and of course wonderful books that take us on amazing journeys.

She is committed to child-centred creative environments that produce improved results and happy children that want to discover the world for themselves and by themselves, with a little support from staff, and parents. When we work together, we get the best results.

Ewa Głowacki

Secondary English Teacher

Qualifications
B.A Hons in English Language
PGCE in secondary English (with QTS)
Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification (TEFL)

Professional background
I started my teaching career at a secondary school in Birmingham, where I taught English Language and Literature to GCSE level.
I have taught pupils from year 7 upwards.
I have taught at many Summer school Language courses based at Oxford Headington, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I improved the pupils’ knowledge of English, as well as made them aware of British culture and heritage.I organised trips around the UK, such as Windsor Castle and The Globe Theatre in London.
I have also taught English at an International school in Dubai and worked for Qatar Petroleum in Doha,Qatar.

About me
I am a busy mum to a teenage daughter. In my free time I enjoy cooking and going to restaurants with friends. I love travelling and have been to Osaka in Japan, as well as flying over the peak of Mount Everest in Nepal.
I also enjoy going to the cinema and reading about famous people.

Teaching philosophy
For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in helping other students to learn. I like to empower students to think critically and creatively, to learn to seek resources to achieve their learning goals.
To develop as self evaluators and to receive constructive feedback about their work. I want students to have a love of English literature and to enjoy improving their language skills.
I feel that a teacher must have an intense passion for teaching!

Adahi Peredo Atilano

Nauczyciel j. hiszpańskiego

Kwalifikacje:
licencjat. w języku angielskim, UACH Chihuahua, Meksyk.
magister w azjatyckich naukach politycznych, Collegium Civitas Warszawa, Polska.

Studia podyplomowe:
Pedagogika, Uczelnia Vistula, Warszawa, Polska.
Pedagogika meksykańskiego tańca ludowego w Szkole Tańca i Sztuk Pięknych im. Amalii Hernandez w Meksyku.

Wykształcenie zawodowe:

Zaczęłam uczyć angielskiego jako drugiego języka podczas studiów licencjackich w Meksyku i organizowałam tam zajęcia kulturowe dla amerykańskich i kanadyjskich studentów biorących udział w programach międzynarodowych na mojej uczelni. Po ukończeniu studiów w Meksyku przeprowadziłam się do Polski i kontynuowałam studia magisterskie, ucząc hiszpańskiego dzieci oraz dorosłych. Uczę od ponad 15 lat, w tym od 4 jako nauczyciel języka angielskiego i od 11 jako nauczyciel hiszpańskiego w Warszawie.

O mnie:
Jestem bardzo otwartą osobą. Uwielbiam podróżować po świecie, próbować różnych kuzynów i poznawać różne kultury. Kiedy byłem młodszy, mieszkałem we Francji, Austrii i Niemczech i uwielbiałem te doświadczenia. Nauczanie i taniec to moja pasja, jestem meksykańską tancerką ludową co daje mi możliwość dzielenia się pięknem mojej kultury.

Moja filozofia nauczania:
Wierzę w edukację jako klucz do zmiany świata i zerwania łańcuchów biedy. Nauczanie to dla mnie nie tylko przedmiot do oceny, ale nauczanie wartości, które będą kierować życiem naszych uczniów w przyszłości. Powiedziałbym, że moja filozofia nauczania to „baw się nauczając, a twoi uczniowie będą się dobrze bawić ucząc się”.

Ewa Syta

Nauczyciel wczesnej edukacji (angielski)

Kwalifikacje: licencjat z historii. Masters of Science in Teaching (MST) w nauczaniu ogólnych i wyjątkowych nastolatków, nauki społeczne, NYS Professional Certification. Masters in Science in Teaching (MST) in Childhood and Special Education, NYS Professional Certification

Professional Background:
I earned my degrees at Fordham University in New York City. I have been teaching for seven years in various settings including co-teaching, and working with students of diverse backgrounds. I have worked in private and public schools in New York City. I have also worked with various age groups, from grade 0 up to grade 11. I have taught Childhood Education, Special Education, English Literature, Ancient Civilizations and United States History. I also have experience in teaching Polish-English Dual Language Program.

About Me:
I love to try out new things and master new skills; currently, it is cooking and gardening. Other interests include history, art history, plants and karaoke singing. I love to regularly exercise to stay fit and healthy.

Educational Philosophy:
I believe that each student is a unique individual and that everyone learns in different ways and at different paces. I based my instruction on the strengths, preferences and needs of my students and build on their individual strengths. I believe that the main goal in education is to help a child to discover who he or she already is and help him or her become a confident, independent and successful adult who will lead a happy life as well as who will contribute positively to their communities.

Beata Luniak

Head of Primary and EYFS

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts,
Master of Arts,
Qualified Teacher Status

Completing her teacher training at the University of Warsaw in 2014, Beata worked as an English teacher during the final year of her MA studies at a private language school in Warsaw. Post-qualification, she relocated to London in 2016 to enhance her skills, attaining Qualified Teacher Status. Working in diverse school settings with pupils from various cultural backgrounds significantly contributed to her growth as a teacher.

In 2017, she accepted the role of Reception Class Teacher at a primary school in Hampstead, London, acquiring invaluable experience and mastering a range of teaching strategies. Returning to Poland in 2020, she assumed a role at Swietokrzyskie In-Service Teacher Training Centre in Kielce, specialising in bilingual education, supporting teachers in developing their knowledge and teaching practices.

Her experiences affirmed her passion for being in a classroom with enthusiastic young learners. Aspiring to work in a school prioritising emotional, creative, and intellectual development, she believes Thames British School aligns with her goals.

Originally from Kielce, Beata enjoys nature and outdoor activities, particularly swimming and cycling. Her profound passion for reading drives her to inspire a love of books, reading, and storytelling in her students.
Advocating for a creative cross-curricular approach, she values making meaningful and innovative links in teaching. Prioritising child-initiated learning, she fosters their ideas, providing challenging, fun activities across various learning areas.

Emphasising the process of arriving at an answer, she engages pupils in discussions, encourages diverse ideas, and enjoys delivering Philosophy for Children (P4C) sessions. Teaching problem-solving and puzzles, she emphasises higher-level thinking skills and resilience. Maintaining high expectations for attitudes and behaviour, she consistently encourages independence, confidence, and responsibility in her pupils.

Charles Wielgus-Barry

Język angielski "A" - Kierownik / Koordynator Działu Rozszerzonych Esejów w Języku Angielskim, Nauczyciel historii

Kwalifikacje: Magister literatury angielskiej i historii na University College w Dublinie. Studia podyplomowe - Dyplom Nauczyciela w TEFL. Dyplomy IB Workshop w języku angielskim B, angielskim A oraz historii.

Na początku zacząłem uczyć języka angielskiego dla zagranicznych studentów w szkołach językowych, a następnie w 2004 roku zostałem nauczycielem IB i od tego czasu pracuję jako w tym obszarze. Uczyłem angielskiego "B" i historii, a obecnie uczę angielskiego "A". Przeszedłem do administracyjnej strony nauczania, aby zostać kierownikiem naszego działu pierwszego języka, a także zostać koordynatorem rozszerzonych esejów w j. angielskim.

Prowadziłem warsztaty dwujęzyczne dla nauczycieli w Toruniu, jak również warsztaty IB z pisania akademickiego, j. angielskiego "A" oraz historii w Wiedniu (w Austrii).

Więcej o mnie: Kocham wspinaczkę górską i jazdę na rowerze. Uwielbiam podróżować do starych i nowych, nieodkrytych miejsc. Zdarza mi się pracować w teatrze. W jednym z nich odbyłem lata temu szkolenie. Kiedy tylko mam trochę czasu wolnego - to tworzę i piszę...

Moja filozofia nauczania: Po wielu latach uczenia ludzi widzę, że bycie nauczycielem, polega przede wszystkim na dobrej komunikacji ze swoimi Uczniami. Jeśli nauczyciel ma pasję do tego, co robi, to na pewno będzie miał możliwość większego i znacznie łatwiejszego przekazania wiedzy. Nauczanie zawsze zawsze musi być powiązane z zamiłowaniem do pomagania Uczniom oraz do ciągłego interesowania się przedmiotami, które się wykłada.

Natalia Magiera

Year 3 Teacher

Kwalifikacje: magister filozofii, podyplomowe studia pedagogiczne (PGCE / QTS), status nauczyciela nauczania wczesnoszkolnego (EYTS), dyplom w opiece nad dziećmi.

Professional background:
My teaching journey began over a decade ago in one of the top independent schools in London. I worked in Hyde Park School which then became a part of Eaton Square School. First as a TA then two years later I took an Early Years Teacher position. I also had an opportunity to teach Y1 and Y2 classes. After completing my second postgraduate study (EYTS) I became an Early Years Coordinator and a Deputy Head of Hyde Park School (Eaton Square School). In 2018 I was offered a Head of Early Years position and I had a pleasure and a privilege to run the school for a year. It was a great challenge and a fantastic experience to me but when a year later in 2019, Thames British School in Warsaw called out for me, I decided to try something new. I left London to enrich my experience and to get on with a new adventure of creating a school. Our school – the best place to be!

Liliana Schmidt

Nauczyciel hiszpańskiego (wszystkie grupy)

Kwalifikacje: Studia tłumacza pisemnego i ustnego w Limie w Peru. Master of education w Framingham State College - program studiów dla nauczycieli w amerykańskich szkołach za granicą.

Professional background:
My first experience was in Germany teaching Spanish at a private school. It was a challenge for me and it motivated me to continue my studies.
When I came to Poland I obtained my master of education and I started to work as Spanish teacher in kindergarten, primary, secondary and IB programme at different international schools in Warsaw. I enjoy living in Warsaw, especially because I realized that I love teaching and it motivates me to improve myself.

About me:
In my free time I like to read, to cook, to listen music, to ride bicycle, to dance and travel with my lovely husband. I like to know different cultures and I enjoy tasting new food.

Teaching philosophy:
I think that every student has the right of a good education in a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can develop their full potential. I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and have fun learning Spanish.
I am very happy to be part of the Thames British school because every teacher is engaged, collaborative and we work in a good team together.

Matthew Eborne

Year 1 class teacher

Kwalifikacje: BoE (Hons) Primary with English specialism Professional background.

Professional Background:
In 2017, I successfully completed the BEd Primary Education degree at the University of Plymouth where I specialised in English teaching. Since this time, I have delighted in taking effective whole class responsibility as a supply teacher in the South West of England. In this role I forged a broad ability to deliver rewarding learning experiences and I secured a reputation as an adaptive, caring and hard working teacher.
I have greatly enjoyed teaching at Thames British School throughout the previous academic year. Teaching in Warsaw has allowed me to further build upon my university studies and supply practice and advance my professional skills. My understanding and experience of; implementing the UK’s National Curriculum within an international school setting; supporting the learning of EAL pupils; and my behaviour and classroom management practice have all grown significantly.

About me:
I am a professional, multi-talented individual who approaches each day with a positive and motivational attitude. Aspiring to help others and the joy of working with children form the bedrock of my teaching journey.

Teaching philosophy:
My teaching ethos encourages every child to take ownership of their own learning through cultivation of critical thinking and exploration. To achieve this, I believe the classroom environment must be an inclusive one which embraces each person’s needs while encouraging the highest expectations. As a trained literacy specialist, I am passionate about applying creative writing, storytelling and drama into my lessons. Such elements entice different viewpoints within a story and inspire children to ask more meaningful questions. This supports deeper understanding of texts and results in richer writing output. For me, the most rewarding aspect of teaching is working alongside the children. I enjoy applying my personal interests of English, history, technology, space and music into my lessons.

Agnieszka Brands

Nauczyciel szkoły podstawowej, Nauczyciel etyki.

Kwalifikacje: Magister Edukacji Podstawowej, Uniwersytet Zielonogórski,
Magister Teologii, Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Kampus Zielona Góra,
TEFL (Nauczanie języka angielskiego jako języka obcego),
Akademia TEFL, Londyn,
QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) English Department of Education, Londyn.

Profesjonalne doświadczenie:

Po ukończeniu uniwersytetu oraz studiów magisterskich przeprowadziłam się do Wielkiej Brytanii z nadzieją, że polepszę nieco swoją praktykę nauczycielską. Mieszkałam i pracowałam w Londynie przez 8 lat, gdzie uczyłam podstaw programowych uczniów klas wczesnoszkolnych, etapów: Key Stage One i Key Stage Two. W zeszłym roku zaczęłam uczyć Etyki w Thames British School w Warszawie. W weekendy jestem wolontariuszką w centrum humanitarnym „W Akcji”, gdzie pomagam uchodźcom i azylantom mieszkającym w Polsce.

O mnie:)

W wolnym czasie lubię jeździć na rowerze, spacerować i wędrować po górach; Wędrowałam tak od 7 roku życia z bratem i rodzicami. Taka właśnie pasja, zainicjowana i wspierana przez moją rodzinę, pozostawiła we mnie miłość do natury na całe moje życie. Nigdy bym nie przepuściła okazji spędzenia kilku dni w Tatrach! Kiedy nie spędzam czasu w dziczy, lubię czytać literaturę klasyczną, filozofię oraz poezję przy filiżance dobrej kawy.

Moja filozofia nauczania:

Uważam, że jako nauczycielka jestem zobowiązana do posiadania wysokich oczekiwań wobec każdego z moich Uczniów. Każde dziecko ma wyjątkowe talenty i każde może osiągnąć coś wielkiego w życiu. Aby tak się stało, jestem odpowiedzialna za przekształcenie mojej klasy w bezpieczne, opiekuńcze środowisko, w którym dzieci mogą swobodnie wyrażać swoje zdanie i rozwijać się naukowo, emocjonalnie, społecznie i moralnie. Na moich lekcjach zachęcam uczniów do refleksyjnego czytania, zadawania szczerych pytań i udziału w otwartych dyskusjach w celu rozwijania kreatywności, umiejętności krytycznego myślenia oraz odwagi do wyrażania swoich własnych opinii na dany temat.

Dan White

Nauczyciel Year 6

Kwalifikacje: Licencjat z dziennikarstwa na Uniwersytecie w Huddersfield. PGCE w badaniach podstawowych na University of Cumbria.

Profesjonalne doświadczenie:
Posiadam wieloletnie doświadczenie zawodowe pracy w radiu, które zdobyłem zaraz po moich doświadczeniach na Uniwersytecie w Huddersfield. Pracowałem na różnych stanowiskach, w tym jako DJ, reporter sportowy "na żywo", czy w też w tworzeniu filmów dokumentalnych. Następnie przez pięć lat pracowałem jako technik laboratoryjny. To tutaj naprawdę zainteresowałem się mikrobiologią, co z kolei skłoniło mnie do prowadzenia wizyt terenowych w szkołach. To z kolei dało mi inspirację do powrotu na Uniwersytet i kształcenia się do zawodu nauczyciela. Ukończyłem studia na University of Cumbria w moim rodzinnym mieście Carlisle. Przed podjęciem decyzji o wyjeździe za granicę pracowałem w wielu różnych szkołach. Następnie w 2016 roku przeprowadziłem się do Krakowa, gdzie przez pięć lat pracowałem w brytyjskiej szkole międzynarodowej.

O mnie:
Jestem wielkim sportoholikiem; moją prawdziwą miłością jest piłka nożna, ale interesuję się także ligą krykieta i rugby. W dni wolne od pracy często można mnie spotkać oglądającego jakiś niszowy sport, próbując zrozumieć jego zasady. Pochodząc z hrabstwa Cumbria, naturalne jest, że lubię wędrować po górach, dolinach, jeziorach i wzgórzach. Jestem również wielkim „smakoszem” z ogromną pasją do gotowania, choć wyniki nie zawsze są na poziomie gwiazdki Michelin. Od niedawna zajęłem się kinem niezależnym, a czas spędzony we wspaniałych krakowskich teatrach pozwolił mi jeszcze bardziej rozwinąć tę pasję.

Moja filozofia nauczania:
Zawsze uważałem, że środowisko klasowe powinno obracać się wokół: szacunku, cierpliwości i zabawy. Szacunek przychodzi sam w dobrym nauczaniu. Lekcje, które teraz dajemy naszym Uczniom, będą miały głęboki wpływ na to, jak dorastają w późniejszym życiu oraz jak wchodzą ze sobą nawzajem w interakcje. Cierpliwość z kolei pochodzi z szacunku. Dawanie uczniom czasu na zrozumienie i pielęgnowanie swojej pracy i wiedzy prowadzi do ich codziennego, pozytywnego samopoczucia. I wreszcie zabawa. Staram się, aby klasa była bezpiecznym i ekscytującym środowiskiem ciekawego uczenia się, którego uczniowie nie mogą się doczekać!

Karolina Peda

Nauczyciel wczesnoszkolny (język polski)

Kwalifikacje:
Studia magisterskie na kierunku Pedagogika Kultury
Licencjat z nauczania wczesnoszkolnego oraz edukacji przedszkolnej.
Certyfikowany nauczyciel CLIL
Ukończyła Akademię Pedagogiki Specjalnej w Warszawie.

Zawodowe doświadczenie:
Pracuję z dziećmi od około 5 lat. Najpierw pracowałam w przedszkolu, potem zaczęłam swoją przygodę w szkole podstawowej Meridian. Na początku byłem nauczycielem wspomagającym, potem zostałem wychowawcą klasy. Uczyłem także języka polskiego dla obcokrajowców. W poprzednim roku szkolnym przygotowywałam uczniów do różnych konkursów, m.in. Egzamin ogólnokrajowy na koniec 3 klasy. W czerwcu 2020 pożegnałam się z klasą, która przeszła do kolejnego etapu edukacyjnego. W grudniu 2019 roku uzyskałam stopień awansu zawodowego nauczyciela: nauczyciel kontraktowy.
Cieszę się, że w tym roku będę częścią zespołu Thames British School.

O mnie:
Jestem pozytywną i otwartą osobą. Lubię spędzać czas z przyjaciółmi i rodziną. Uwielbiam odwiedzać inne kraje, poznawać nowe miejsca i kultury. Wolny czas staram się aktywnie spędzać m.in. jeździć na rolkach lub grać w tenisa.

Moja filozofia nauczania:
Od zawsze wiedziałam, że chcę zostać nauczycielem, który zaopiekuje się uczniami i zrozumie ich potrzeby. Na zajęciach buduję z uczniami przyjazną więź opartą na szacunku i równości.

Tomasz Wieczorek

Nauczyciel WF-u (Wychowania Fizycznego)

Kwalifikacje:
Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego im. Józefa Piłsudskiego w Warszawie, magister wychowania fizycznego
Policealne Studium Turystyczno-Hotelarskie nr 3 w Warszawie, Kierownik Obsługi Turystycznej

Doświadczenie zawodowe:
Pracę nauczyciela rozpocząłem w 2002 roku. Przez prawie 20 lat zdobywałem doświadczenie jako nauczyciel wychowania fizycznego oraz jako wychowawca w gimnazjum i liceum (w międzyczasie uzyskałem tytuł nauczyciela mianowanego). W trakcie mojej edukacji zdobyłem wiele kwalifikacji, które bardzo mi pomogły w pracy z młodzieżą w międzynarodowej szkole: Sport Manager – organizacja imprez; Kierownik Obsługi Turystycznej; Instruktor pływania; Ratownik; patent sternika jachtowego; Kurs pierwszej pomocy; Trener piłkarski; Skaut piłki nożnej. Zdobyte umiejętności wykorzystuję do organizacji różnego rodzaju imprez (sportowych, rekreacyjnych itp.) wycieczek krajowych i zagranicznych, zawodów międzyszkolnych. Również ze względu na wieloletnie doświadczenie i bardzo dobre relacje ze studentami jestem osobą odpowiedzialną za kontakty z naszymi Absolwentami (np. organizacja spotkań obecnych Uczniów z naszymi wybitnymi Absolwentami).

O mnie:
Zwykle lubię dużo mówić, ale powiem krótko: uwielbiam tę pracę! A w życiu prywatnym najważniejsza jest dla mnie Rodzina - moja żona i dwóch synów!

Moja filozofia nauczania:
Tworzenie indywidualnych relacji opartych na pozytywnych emocjach. :)

Anna Leba

Year 4 Teacher

Qualifications:
MA in Polish Philology (Teaching Master's Degree)
Cambridge Certificate in English / QTS, Department for Education, United Kingdom
In 2010 I was awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) within the UK and since then I started to work as a supply teacher in diverse and multicultural primary and secondary schools across London

Professional background:
My teaching journey began in 2008, in the UK. During my first years of living in England I gained valuable experience of working as a Teaching Assistant and as an Exam Invigilator.
In 2010 I was awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) within the UK and since then I started to work as a supply teacher in diverse and multicultural primary and secondary schools across London. Following this, I worked in Our Lady and St.George's Catholic Primary School in Walthamstow for seven years, where I was teaching Lower and Upper KS2 children. I became a subject leader of Geography in 2015/2016 and Maths in 2016/2017. Whilst teaching at OLSG I was approached by Axis supplementary schools and offered the position of invigilator within their company. My role was to focus on the core subjects of both Maths and English in preparation for SATS examinations. I found this post very interesting and furthered this work by becoming a SATS marker with the digital consulting service, Capita Education. I have subsequently supported Capita Education as a marker since 2017.

Teaching philosophy:
'Education is not preparation for life, it is life itself' (John Dewey). My philosophy is to create learning opportunities for all pupils and inspire them to take ownership of their learning and become reflective learners in a real life. Engagement, achievement and enjoyment of all students are of high importance to me, and I try to achieve that through clear differentiation and teaching strategies which accommodate children with different learning styles, interests and needs.
My key strengths are curriculum development, behaviour management and integrating creativity into the classroom. Additionally, I have worked with a wide array of students from different cultures, backgrounds, and English language proficiency levels. I am adept at creating engaging classroom strategies that cater to the needs and abilities of a diverse school environment.

About me:
I am an optimistic, energetic and active person. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, running, cycling and hiking. Travelling is my greatest passion and I find pleasure in long walks on the beach or in the mountains. British Highlands, Scotland and Tatry Mountains are my favourite places in the world.
Occasionally, I like trying out new things like: cooking, baking, gardening or learning how to code.
Other interest include, art, history, going to cinema and theatre.

Marvin Deahan

Head of Lower Secondary

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts with Honors,
PostGrad Certificate in Education.

Having completed his first year as a secondary teacher in a large Berkshire school, Marvin has diverse teaching experiences at various secondary schools in England. His international teaching ventures include instructing English as a foreign language in Japan and the Czech Republic, along with a stint at a private school in Turkey. For over a decade, he contributed to a large international school in Warsaw, teaching English from Year 7 to Year 13, handling Global Perspectives, and serving as an Exams Officer.

He finds joy in playing and watching football, engaging in cycle rides during the spring and summer. His interests encompass various literature genres, and he enjoys listening to BBC Radio 3 and rock music. A travel enthusiast, he explores new places to uncover their offerings. Despite facing challenges, he aspires to enhance his Polish language proficiency.

He prioritises student engagement, fostering creative and intellectual potential through a range of classroom activities, from individual tasks to group-oriented exercises. Emphasising holistic development alongside academic growth, he believes in shaping well-rounded individuals through education.

Monika Chwesiuk

Head of School

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts,
PostGrad studies in educational organisation and management,
Qualified Teacher Status.

Commencing her teaching journey in 2008 at a Language School in Warsaw while working on her BA, Monica taught groups and individual students of varying levels, including young learners, teenagers, and adults. Crafting course programs for one-to-one sessions and group classes, she also took charge of creating teaching materials. Progressing to the role of methodologist, she oversaw resources, course programs, and supervised other teachers' work.

Venturing into international teaching, she conducted English classes during summer school in England, covering locations like Bath, Oxford, and London.

Her teaching philosophy incorporates methods such as TPR and Communication methods like Communicative Language Teaching, Community Language Learning, Cognitive Code Approach, Comprehension Approach, Content-Based, and Cooperative Learning. These approaches cater to diverse learning needs, accommodating auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners, along with various multiple intelligences.

Alex Ricker

Y11A Class Teacher / English Teacher (IGCSE)

CAS Coordinator / Chief Editor of the Thames Newsletter.

Kwalifikacje:
BA International Relations - Lynchburg College in Virginia
IBPD CAS (Cat 1.)
Cambridge International Online Professional Development. - IGCSE First Language English
8 Years of classroom teaching experience
100hr TEFL/TESOL/TESL certified
Cambridge TKT Young Learners Certificate
Instytut kształcenie zaświadczenie - ADHD & Dyslexia
CPR & First Aid certified

Doświadczenie:: I began my teaching career in Shanghai, China where I worked for 2 years at an educational consultant company. We designed courses and then our company would sign contracts with schools all over the Shanghai area. I then came back to the USA for two years in which I focused on providing private lessons to students. I have been in Poland for 4 and a half years in which I have taught at Edison Primary and Thames British School.

O mnie: I am from the United States. I studied International Relations with emphasis on central European politics and the EU. I love to travel and stay active. I also like animals and food from all over the world.
My teaching philosophy: My teaching philosophy largely stems from a presentation, practice, production method. However I enjoy enabling students to feel comfortable in the classroom. I encourage critical thinking and discovery in my lessons. We work hard but students are able to share ideas that will help mold them into the leaders of tomorrow.

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