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Vlastina Primary

Meet the teachers at Vlastina Primary.

  • Bardsley Michael

    Michael Bardsley

    Principal

    Michael Bardsley

    Michael graduated from Manchester in 1993, studying Psychology (BSc) before moving on to Leeds to complete a PGCE in ICT. He was Head of ICT in York for nine years where he met his wife Nathalie before moving to Harrow International School in Thailand as Head of House.  In 2010, Michael and his family moved to the Netherlands, joining the British School in Amsterdam as Secondary School Headteacher.  

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  • Paul Kurczij

    Paul Kurczij

    Head of Vlastina Campus

    Paul Kurczij

    Paul graduated from Staffordshire University where he studied Philosophy and Cultural studies. He then moved to Slovakia where he worked as a language teacher and later became a senior teacher. After two years in Slovakia he returned to England to study for a PGCE at Bishop Grosseteste teaching college in Lincoln. He then spent four years teaching in his hometown of Boston in England. In his spare time he enjoys running and spending time with his family.

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  • Katharine Meunier

    Katharine Meunier

    Year 6 Teacher & Deputy Head (Pastoral)

    Katharine Meunier

    Katharine is originally from London and graduated from Warwick University with a degree in Education (QTS), specialising in Art and Drama. In 2017, she subsequently obtained a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management, from the University of Bath. She has also trained as an Independent School’s Inspector. She has been teaching for over 20 years, both in the U.K. and overseas. Teaching internationally has given her so many opportunities to interact with different people, experience new cultures and absorb new ways of teaching. She has taught in a number of year groups within KS2 and KS3 and held a variety of management roles over her career. She is currently the Deputy Head Pastoral and Vlastina Safeguarding Officer. She loves her current role as it gives her plenty of opportunities to interact with staff, children and parents within the school community. In her spare time, Katharine loves spending time with her family - which often involves a lot of travel, going to the theatre and being creative.

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  • Louse Hutchinson

    Louise McCloy

    Year 5 Teacher & Deputy Head (Academic)

    Louise McCloy

    Louise comes from a small village on the west coast of Scotland. After graduating from Glasgow University with a General Science degree (BSc), Louise spent a year travelling around the world. A summer stint as Waterfront Director at a community summer camp in America introduced Louise to the wonderful world of child education. On return from her travels abroad she completed her teaching qualifications through the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. 

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  • O'Leary Petra

    Petra O'Leary

    Head of ČBZŠ / Head of Czech Programme

    Petra O'Leary

    Having graduated from Charles University, Petra gained her precious life experiences in international companies, thanks to which she had opportunities to visit various countries all over the world. Petra speaks several languages fluently. She familiarised herself with the British curriculum at Riverside School. In 2001 she joined BISP, as an EAL teacher and soon developed the “Czech Programme”. In 2004 Petra successfully prepared the opening of the bilingual school (Česko Britská Základní Škola), which has been met with growing interest from the Czech public. Petra likes travelling. Her favourite activities also include sport; in particular artistic gymnastics.

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  • Helena Vurmova

    Helena Vurmová

    Year 6CZ Teacher & Deputy Head (ČBZŠ)

    Helena Vurmová

    Helena comes from Prague. She earned her Master degree in Education for children with special needs from Charles University in Prague. Helena gained her work experience at two primary schools for children with special needs in Prague and then for four years also as a mentor for training teachers at Charles University. After having returned from Boston, MA, where Helena worked for 18 months with special needs children as a day programme manager, she joined PBS in October 2005 as SEN and Czech programme teacher and worked for all PBS sites before being appointed to Deputy Head of Czech British School for Vlastina site in 2015. Helena has two grown-up sons and one lovely granddaughter. She likes hiking, playing squash, cycling and travelling.

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  • Jennifer Omielan

    Jennifer Omielan

    Early Years Coordinator

    Jennifer Omielan

    After being born and brought up in a small, rural village in the north west of England I went to Cambridge University to study a B.A, followed by a masters, in Psychology with Education. During this time I became fascinated with how young children learn and am passionate about giving them the best start to their school life, so I decided to stay on and complete a PGCE in Early Years education. After 6 years working in a variety of schools in Lancashire, teaching Nursery and Reception children, I then went to work in my first international school, living in Como, Italy and commuting to a school in Switzerland! I loved learning about new cultures, cuisines and languages. I am now very excited about living in Prague with my husband and working with the children and team at PBIS! In my spare time I enjoy cooking and am always looking for new recipes to try! I also enjoy outdoor activities and enjoy exploring Prague.

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  • Megan Cherry

    Megan Cherry

    Early Years Coordinator & Maths Coordinator

    Megan Cherry

    Megan originally comes from the UK, but has lived and worked in Prague since 2003. Prior to coming to CZBS, Megan worked for a private language school coordinating and teaching English in Czech state preschool and basic schools. In 2010, she graduated with an MA in teaching English to young learners from the University of York, as well as qualifying as a primary school teacher at the University of Exeter. She has written a number of published teacher’s manuals for the EFL market and she likes to spend her free time with her daughter.

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