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  • Truly International

    We have students from over 50 different countries at our school, making us a truly international family.

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  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Dedicated, motivated and highly professional, all of our staff at The British International School Bratislava are here to ensure that every child thrives.

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  • Excellence & Achievement

    We focus heavily on academic rigor and achieving great results, but also encourage our students to develop their own individual skills and interests meaning that every child thrives.

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  • High Quality Learning

    Our passion is education. We help to prepare young people of all ages to embrace the challenges that life brings and the international global society in which their future lie.

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  • Start your journey with us

    We are proud of our growing family of parents, teachers and socially-confident students. We’d love to welcome you too!

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  • Unique Opportunities

    We enrich your child’s learning experience with opportunities beyond the ordinary.

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  • Did you know?

    We just launched our very first BISB cookbook made by our wonderful PTA.

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Leadership team

Our leadership team brings enthusiasm, experience and a global perspective to our school.

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    Karen Eastwood

    Principal and Biology Teacher

    Karen Eastwood

    Karen joined BISB from the British International School Vietnam where she had worked for the previous 5 ½ years and which had just received an “outstanding” from British Schools Overseas inspectors. Prior to that Karen was the founding secondary head at the Nord Anglia Education's British International School Puxi, Shanghai, China. Karen is an experienced IB and IGCSE Biology teacher who has high expectations of her own teaching when in a classroom and is keen to push the boundaries with her students learning. Karen priority is to develop the schools record at IB , to make us a centre of excellence in the region and help every single one of our students to achieve at the highest level.

     

     

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    Susan Warmington

    Head of Primary

    Susan Warmington

    After obtaining a degree in Law and Computer Science, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with aspirations to run my own business.  However, starting a family turned my attentions to the creative world of teaching and understanding how children think.  Working in school is a pleasure, being with children is a privilege.  I have taught all ages, in schools of different sizes in UK and the Middle East.  I am passionate about high quality education.  During my teaching career, I supported colleagues in the teaching of maths and Special Educational Needs. I was Headteacher of a vibrant and successful village school in the UK before looking for the challenge of working in the International setting again. 

     

    The clear values held by Nord Anglia Education resonate with me and, when visiting BISB, there was a ‘buzz’ of energy, creativity and warmth which made me want to come and lead the team. 

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    Clare Vincent

    Deputy Head of Primary

    Clare Vincent

    I am delighted to be here at BISB and very excited about getting to know my new class, colleagues and host country. I have come to Slovakia from Singapore where I was teaching at the Nord Anglia School for the past four years.  

    I turned to teaching after enjoying other careers.  I studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University and went on to work in Journalism and Public Relations.  When my children were young I re-trained as a Psychotherapist and worked in Private Practice and for the UK National Health Service.

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    Mark Hatherell

    Head of Secondary and Biology Teacher

    Mark Hatherell

    I have worked in education since leaving university and have taught in UK State and Independent schools. I have moved to BISB from Kuala Lumpur where I was Head of Secondary in a large International School in the city. 

    As an educational leader in school I strive to ensure that students have outstanding learning opportunities during lessons, a plethora of enrichment activities outside the classroom and above all else the opportunity to be part of a caring, nurturing school community. 

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    Kathryn Shkurka

    Deputy Head of Secondary

    Kathryn Shkurka

    I am very excited to be moving to Slovakia to be joining the friendly staff and students at BISB. After completing my degree at Loughborough University, then my PGCE and Masters in Education at the University of Cambridge, followed by two years of teaching in London, I moved to China to start my international teaching career. Having spent five years at Dulwich College Shanghai and then two years at the British School Jakarta in Indonesia, I have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing new Asian cultures, cuisines and adventures. 

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    Gareth Evans

    Assistant Head & PE Teacher

    Gareth Evans

    Gareth has been based in Colchester, England and teaching for the last nine years at Colchester Academy.  He was a Physical Education and Performing Arts Team Leader. He was also responsible for Primary Liaison at the school and joins the BISB after completing a two year National College leadership course, Teaching Leaders. 

    Gareth trained in Liverpool and graduated with BA (Hons) Sports Development and Physical Education.  His PGCE was completed back home in Colchester, Essex through the University of Greenwich.  Joining BISB is September 2013, already its clear BISB shares my enthusiasm for striving for students to fulfil their potential academically and in physical activity.

    I recently moved to Bratislava with Alicia Earey also a teacher at BISB and we spend our weekends walking and exploring Slovakia with our dog Poppy.  I also enjoy going to the gym and running, which apparently I do ‘excessively’ but it allows me to sample as many of the local restaurants as I can.  So my moto is Exercise to Eat. We are already enjoying our time at BISB and Bratislava, therefore we hope to settle here for some time.

     

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    Barbara Kanclirova

    Business Manager

    Barbara Kanclirova

    Barbara has a degree in International Trade from the University of Economics in Bratislava, her hometown. She also has a Bc from the University of Comenius in the field of Social and Work Psychology. She has worked in business sector before joining BISB.

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    Milina Bires

    Director of Admissions and Marketing

    Milina Bires

    After graduating from the Faculty of Arts in 2000, Milina had joined a small company specialising in organising international investment conferences, where she worked for two years. In September 2002 Milina joined The British International School Bratislava. At that time, the BISB was a small school and Milina was one of only two members of the administration team. During the successive four years she gained valuable experience in many fields of the school life from day-to-day business administration to admissions and marketing. Since 2006 she was responsible primarily for the Admissions, which she still thoroughly enjoys. Since 2014 as the  Director of Admissions and Marketing,  Milina has been working with her Marketing and Communication team on improving the communication with our parents and students, looking at different options how to show our current and prospective parents a wonderful work that our students and teachers do at school.

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