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Vlastina Primary

Meet the teachers at Vlastina Primary.

  • Meehan-Niki

    Niki Meehan

    Principal

    Niki Meehan

    Niki Meehan has extensive school leadership experience, with a career spanning over twenty five years and several countries. Prior to joining PBIS, Niki was Principal at Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam. She has also held leadership positions at other prestigious Nord Anglia schools in Jakarta, Shanghai, and Bratislava, where she successfully built inspirational communities for students, parents, and colleagues.

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  • Paul Kurczij

    Paul Kurczij

    Head of Vlastina Campus

    Paul Kurczij

    Before coming to Headship, Paul gained a wealth of experience teaching across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and has taught both in the UK and internationally. Before becoming Head of Vlastina campus, Paul worked as a deputy head overseeing a range of curriculum areas, as well as staff professional development.

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  • Louse Hutchinson

    Louise McCloy

    Deputy Head of Key Stage 2 British Stream (Year 4 - 6), Year 2...

    Louise McCloy

    Louise comes from a small village on the west coast of Scotland. After graduating from Glasgow University with a General Science degree (BSc), Louise spent a year travelling around the world. A summer stint as Waterfront Director at a community summer camp in America introduced Louise to the wonderful world of child education. On return from her travels abroad she completed her teaching qualifications through the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. 

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  • Helena Vurmova

    Helena Vurmová

    Deputy Head ČBZŠ

    Helena Vurmová

    Helena comes from Prague. She earned her Master degree in Education for children with special needs from Charles University in Prague. Helena gained her work experience at two primary schools for children with special needs in Prague and then for four years also as a mentor for training teachers at Charles University. After having returned from Boston, MA, where Helena worked for 18 months with special needs children as a day programme manager, she joined PBIS in October 2005 as SEN and Czech programme teacher and worked for all PBIS sites before being appointed to Deputy Head of Czech British School for Vlastina site in 2015. 

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  • Loise Smith

    Louise Smith

    ČBZŠ English Coordinator

    Louise Smith

    Louise graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Marketing and Advertising, and then worked in the advertising industry for 2 years before deciding to qualify as an EFL teacher, enabling her to work in education. Before coming to Prague, Louise taught in China which is when she discovered she’d like to teach long-term. Outside of teaching Louise loves to travel to different countries and learn about their cultures and best of all the culinary delights they have to offer.

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  • O'Leary Petra

    Petra O'Leary

    Head of ČBZŠ / Head of Czech Programme

    Petra O'Leary

    Having graduated from Charles University, Petra gained her precious life experiences in international companies, thanks to which she had opportunities to visit various countries all over the world. Petra speaks several languages fluently. She familiarised herself with the British curriculum at Riverside School. In 2001 she joined BISP, as an EAL teacher and soon developed the “Czech Programme”. In 2004 Petra successfully prepared the opening of the bilingual school (Česko Britská Základní Škola), which has been met with growing interest from the Czech public. 

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  • Sparkes-Amy

    Amy Sparkes

    Early Years Coordinator

    Amy Sparkes

    Amy studied at Durham University where she graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Primary Education. Amy taught for several years in the North East of England before moving to Thailand where she taught in international schools for seven years. After more than a decade of teaching, Amy has experience across the entire primary age range and now specialises in Early Years education. 

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  • Vendula Filipkova

    Vendula Filipková

    Early Years Teaching Assistant

    Vendula Filipková

    Vendula graduated from the Silesian University in Opava. She gained her diploma in Social Pathology and Prevention. She worked as a teacher in the Preschool Centre for talented children for several years. At the same time she led an after school Club of Entertaining Logic at primary schools. She was working as an au pair in the UK, where she improved her language skills. 

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