Teaching and Learning Support
What qualifications do your teachers have?
We only hire highly qualified teachers with several years’ experience. All teachers will have Qualified Teacher status, such as a degree in teaching or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the UK or an equivalent qualification from their country of origin. The majority of our teachers are native English speakers.
Do you have teaching assistants?
Yes, we have highly qualified teaching assistants (TAs) attached to our classes.
How do you support children with limited English?
We have an excellent English Language Support (ELS) programme to cater for children joining our school with little or no English. At The British School Warsaw, children learn English incredibly quickly thanks to the quality of our teachers and our engaging English-speaking environment.
Do you have provision for children with Special Education Needs?
As an inclusive school, we understand that not all children find it easy to learn. Our learning support department provides targeted assistance for children that need additional help. Our learning support teaching team is made up of specialist teachers with experience in this area. If you believe that your child needs this type of support, please contact us with your child's requirements so we can determine if we can help.
What sort of a Polish programme do you have?
Polish is an integral part of our curriculum. All native Polish students study a curriculum based on the Polish Podstawa Programowa from Year 2 to Year 11 and will receive their end of year Polish certificates (Świadectwo).
For all non-Polish students, Polish is introduced as a foreign language from Year 1.
You can find more details of our programme here.
What other foreign languages do you offer at your school?
As an international school, we strongly believe in the importance of children learning the languages and cultures of other countries. From Year 4, all students begin to study another European language as an introduction to understanding different linguistic systems. In Years 4 and 5, students are introduced to three languages - French, German and Spanish. Classes rotate through the languages on a termly basis.
From Year 7, we offer French and German to continue our students’ learning from primary school. We reintroduce Spanish in Year 9. If you would like more information about our foreign language policy, please contact our admissions team.
We also support a First Language Programme for children to continue learning in their native language. To find out more about this unique programme in our school, please contact us.