Teaching and Learning Support
What qualifications do your teachers have?
We hire only highly qualified teachers with several years’ experience. All teachers will have a Qualified Teacher Status such as a degree in teaching or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the UK or an equivilant qualification from their country of origin. The majority of our teachers are native English speakers.
Do you have Teaching Assistants?
We have highly qualified Teaching Assistants (TAs) attached to our classes.
How do you deal with children with limited English?
We have an excellent ELS (English Language Support) programme to cater for children arriving with little or no English. At The British School Warsaw, in our English-speaking environment, children learn English incredibly quickly.
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 targetted assitance for children that need additional help. Our Learning Support teaching team is made up of specialist teachers with experience in this area. If you belive that your child needs this type of support, please contact us with your child's requirements so we can assess if we can help.
What sort of a Polish programme do you have?
All Native Polish Students from Year 2 to Year 11 will receive their end of year Polish certificates (Świadectwo).
For all non-Polish students, Polish is introduced as a foreign language from Year 1.
What other foreign languages do you offer at your school?
As an International school, we believe strongly in the importance of children learning about the language and culture of other countries. All students are introduced to another European language beginning in Year 4 as a taster course to understand different linguistic systems. In Years 4 and 5, students are introduced to 3 languages - French, German and Spanish. Classes rotate through the languages termly.
By Year 7, we offer French and German to continue of what our students have learned in the Primary school. We reintroduce Spanish in Year 9. If you would like more information about our foreign language policy, please submit an Admissions Enquiry.
We support a First Language Programme for children to continue learning in their native language. To find our more about this unique programme in our school, please contact us or look at the section on the website called "First Language Programme".