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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?

    You can still purchase the BISB cookbook made by our wonderful PTA.

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Secondary Academic Leadership Team

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

  • British International School Bratislava_Head of Secondary_Mark Hatherell

    Mark Hatherell

    Head of Secondary & 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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    Gareth Evans

    Deputy Head of Secondary

    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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    Justine Young

    Head of A1 Languages and English Teacher & 10JY Tutor

    Justine Young

    After completing my degree in English Studies at the University of Strathclyde, I taught English as a second language in Gdansk, Poland for a year. I returned to the UK to complete a PGCE at the University of Manchester and then I worked in a grammar school in the UK for 5 years before moving to the Channel Islands, where I was Head of English in an independent girls’ school for 10 years. In 2012 we decided to enter the international scene and I moved with my family to China take up the position of SENCO at Nord Anglia’s British International School Shanghai, Puxi. Having thoroughly enjoyed the 2 years spent in Shanghai, I am now delighted I could return to Europe for the exciting role of Head of A1 Languages at BISB.

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    Sarah Keys

    Head of Whole School EAL & 8SK Tutor

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    Lee Darwell

    Head of Humanities and Geography & 9LD Tutor

    Lee Darwell

    I studied Geography at Manchester University. After graduating I spent four years teaching English in London and Japan then worked for four years in the travel industry, before finding my true calling teaching Geography. I completed my PGCE teacher training at the University of East Anglia and moved to Slovakia in 2004. I have a Masters in Education from the Open University and I am a registered Chartered Geographer as awarded by the Royal Geographical Society. 

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    Sona Slobodova

    Whole School Head of World Languages and German Primary & Seco...

    Sona Slobodova

    After completing my M.A. in German Studies and History at Comenius University Bratislava, I started teaching German and History at the IB school Juraja Hronca, Novohradska, Bratislava. 

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    Pauline Mably

    Head of Whole School Learning Support and EAL

    Pauline Mably

    I am a teacher of Secondary English with a degree in English and History from the University of South Wales. I have a PGCE in Secondary English from the University of Wales, College Swansea and a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Needs Education from the University of Birmingham. 

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    Philippa Williams

    IB Coordinator and Geography

    Philippa Williams

    I studied BSc Geography at the University of Leeds between 2006 and 2009, and completed my teacher training through a school-based (SCITT) scheme in Essex, UK. On completion of my PGCE, I took a job at St Thomas More High School for Boys and worked there for 3 happy years as ‘Head of Geography and Geology’.

     

     

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