This particular student joined us from one of the top Polish Secondary schools so this was particularly pleasing to hear.
This graduating student has not been alone, for many years we have often heard how the relationship between students and teachers at The British School Warsaw positively differs from other schools, local and abroad.
Having such a productive teaching and learning environment is essential for our students to aim high above their potential and to achieve the best possible results. However, it is not created overnight but is a result of high quality pedagogy and many years of educational experience.
Therefore, our key aim at The British School Warsaw is to ensure all our teachers provide a successful learning environment by reflecting these two key attributes – excellent pedagogical background and subject/curriculum knowledge, combined with many years of valuable experience in the classroom.
I have seen over the years that subject knowledge is often not sufficient for becoming a great teacher. As many well-known and highly knowledgeable professors, researchers and educators were unable, throughout my education to share and pass on their expertise to the students.
It is only the passion for teaching, proper teacher training and having a significant classroom experience that permits teachers to establish this very important teacher-student chemistry that enhances the process of teaching and learning. The evidence over the years including the graduating speech mentioned above, demonstrates that teachers at The British School Warsaw continue to be at the forefront of pedagogical excellence.
Dr. Jacek Latkowski