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Staff Leaving BISB 2017

20 June 2017

Nord Anglia Education group (NAE) now has 45 schools and we have a policy of “Growing our Own” leaders. We offer staff a significant professional Development which supports their career progression to promoted posts both within and outside the group. We encourage our teachers to broaden and deepen their teaching experience and take on new or different responsibilities, to be ambitious.

We always have mixed feelings when staff leave us: we are excited for them and their new adventures whilst sad to see them go. We have a number of staff who are moving on this year,
they are:

Bernie Cox – Secondary Deputy Head
Bernie has been with us here in Bratislava since 2005 teaching in the Humanities faculty specialising in Business and History. Bernie has been instrumental in developing our enrichment programme. He has been promoted to a Head of Secondary post in an International school in Madrid.
Bernie will be replaced by Kathryn Barnard who is coming to us from the British International School Jakarta and is a Biology and Theory of Knowledge teacher. Before Jakarta, Kathryn was at Dulwich Shanghai.

Rebecca Carroll - Primary Deputy Head
Rebecca joined us in 2006 as a Primary teacher and was promoted during her years with us to Primary Deputy Head. Rebecca is moving to our Nord Anglia School in Hanoi in a promoted post as Head of Primary.
Rebecca will be replaced by Clare Vincent, who has been promoted internally to Primary Deputy Head. This is Clare’s first year with us in Bratislava and she previously was a senior leader in the NA school at Dover Court in Singapore.

Melanie Radoja - Secondary Art Teacher
Melanie joined us in 1997 when the school was first established, since then she has been instrumental in developing our IGCSE and IB Art Programme. Melanie is moving on to a part time role in another International School in Bratislava.


John Carroll - Primary Class Teacher
John joined us in 2006 as part of our Primary School teaching team. John has previously had the responsibility for Science in the Primary school. He is also moving to our Nord Anglia School in Hanoi with his wife Rebecca and 2 children, as a Primary Teacher.

Adriana Zacokova - Secondary Teaching Assistant
Adrianna joined us in 2009 as the Secondary teaching assistant and has been invaluable in providing examination cover and classroom absence cover - along with many other roles in the time she has been with us. She leaves us with Bernie Cox to an International school in Madrid.

Zsuzsanna Kisantal - Primary Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Szuzsanna joined us in 2011 as a Primary Higher Level teaching assistant. She leaves us to complete a PGCE qualification to become a teacher.

Antony Wilson - Primary Teacher
Anthony joined us in 2011 as part of our Primary School teaching team. He is currently the teacher of Year 6B. Tony is moving to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as a Primary Teacher.

Megan Mc Master (Wilson) - Primary Teacher
Megan joined us in 2011 as a primary school teacher. She is also moving to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as a Primary Teacher with Anthony her husband. Megan has been on maternity leave from the British International School Bratislava since 2014.

Olivier Dumontel - 1st Language French
Olivier has worked for us part time since 2011 as a 1st Language French teacher in the Secondary school. He also in 2016 -17 has taught Modern Foreign language French.

Sarah Cook - Primary Teacher
Sarah joined us as a primary class teacher in 2012 and this year has been doing the NAE Middle leaders programme. She is currently the teacher of Yea 3C. She is moving within the company to our NAE St. Andrews School in Bangkok Thailand.

Marianne Louis - Primary & Secondary French (Part Time)
Marianne joined us in 2012 and has taught both Primary and Secondary French in the time she has been with us. Her husband’s job is relocating to London and Marianne’s next post will be teaching in an International school in London.


Jayne Freeman - Head of EAL Secondary
Jayne joined us directly from the UK in 2013 as the Head of Secondary EAL. In the three years Jayne has taught English - EAL and German and been a very successful Key Stage 3 form tutor. Jayne is returning to the UK.

Bronislava Dvorecka - Secondary Spanish
Bronislava joined us in 2014 as the maternity Spanish cover teacher .Martina, our original Spanish teacher is returning from Maternity leave in August and Bronislava will be continuing her international Spanish teaching career.

Andrew Hennigan - Secondary Chemistry
Andrew joined us in 2015 and within the year was promoted to Head of Chemistry. Andrew is leaving us to join an International school in Thailand.

Judith Boyd - Primary teacher
Jude joined us in 2012 as a primary teacher and is currently the class teacher of Year 6C. She is moving to Haileybury, Astana School in Kazakhstan.

Buga Miksic - Secondary Mathematics
Buga joined us in 2016 as a part time Maths teacher in the Secondary school she is leaving us to continue her International Mathematics teaching career.

Christopher Wright - Secondary Physics
Chris joined us in 2016 from our NA school in Guangzhou China. He is moving to the Danube Valley International School in Vienna to work in the same school as his wife.

Michaela Jurna - Reception Desk
Michaela joined us in 2016 on our front reception desk, she is moving to the Cambridge International School as a teaching assistant.

Martina Hudakova - Teaching Assistant
Martina joined us in 2012 as a Teaching Assistant. Martina will leave us to work with children as a team leader on cruise ships in the Caribbean.

They all leave is with our very best wishes for their future success and we thank them for their service to the British International school over the years they have been with us.