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  • Authentically International

    "International" is more than a label here. It is at the very core of everything we do and how we do it.

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  • Transferable Curriculum

    A curriculum handpicked for its international focus and global recognition, culminating in the IB Program.

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  • Inspiring Each Other

    Our students will embrace your child with open arms. Our students inspire each other to succeed.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire excellence.

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  • Your New Community

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one you and your child will feel at home with us.

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  • Every Day is Different

    Your child will experience something new every day. Find out what's happening and connect with each other.

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  • Ask Anything

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Salim Zlatkov


Year 4 Teacher

Salim is a Year 4 class teacher and joined BISW in the 2019-2020 academic year. He has had various roles in a school setting, including being a teaching assistant, class teacher and assistant headteacher.

My journey that has led me to BISW has been an interesting one. In 2009 I graduated from Roehampton University in London, where I majored in Psychology. I was particularly interested in educational psychology and initially volunteered at a primary school to gain experience working with children. Little did I know how much I would enjoy working in a school! Those few months changed my life and I decided to become a teaching assistant with a view to becoming a teacher the following year. The years add up thick and fast when you work in education and with that comes a wealth of experience and knowledge gained. The majority of my experience lies in Key Stage 2 but I have also been fortunate enough to teach a little in Key Stage 1 - a completely different ball game! I have been head of year and subject lead for many different subjects including geography, physical education and religious education. In 2017, I was fortunate enough to become an assistant headteacher which really highlighted what it takes and the important role that every staff member plays in the day-to-day running of a school. The teaching profession is often described as being relentless and stressful but despite this, I see teachers give it their all every single day. In my opinion, the pros far outweigh the cons when it comes to teaching children. Since qualifying as a teacher in 2011, I have seen children develop their skills in a wide variety of subjects and become good, intelligent human beings. It has been a rewarding journey and one that gives me a real purpose in life. It is lovely to know that I have shaped and molded some of the brains of the next generation!

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    High Impact Teaching

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