When we join any group or organisation one of the first tasks is to get to know the people around us. A case in point was the first PTA committee meeting of the school year when new members were welcomed and various duties assigned. It was also the situation I faced when I arrived at the School earlier in the month. My mission has been to get to know as many members of our school community as quickly as possible.
Last week I started meeting the teachers. The teachers are the key to the delivery of a quality educational programme. Indeed, an exemplary school must have excellent teachers who care about the progress and well-being of the children. As Principal it is essential that I talk to each teacher to hear about their journey in their chosen vocation. It is through these conversations that I am able to understand why they wanted to teach at our school and how they will ensure that each child experiences success in their studies.
My first impressions of the teachers are very positive. They possess a wealth of international experience acquired in a wide range of schools. The teachers’ mission in the year ahead is to bring that experience to bear on the educational programme at The British School, Warsaw. The School’s mission in the year ahead is to deliver an outstanding learning experience to each of our children.