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    So do we. Students at PBIS learn in a happy and secure environment in which they can achieve their potential.

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    PBIS was born following the merger of two of Prague's leading international schools, the Prague British School (PBS) and the English International School Prague (EISP)

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Vlastina Secondary

Meet the teachers at Vlastina Secondary.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Bagnall Andrew

    Andrew Bagnall

    ICT Teacher / Computer Science

    Andrew Bagnall

    Andrew joined us in September 2016, following 12 years of teaching in Yorkshire, England. He gained  a BA (Hons) in Journalism from the University of Leeds in 2004 before switching to teaching ICT and completing his PGCE in 2006 from the University of Huddersfield. 

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  • Buckley

    Mark Buckley

    Art Teacher and Key Stage 3 Coordinator

    Mark Buckley

    Mark was a Head of Art in England for 7 years before joining the Prague British School in 2011. Having then led the art department, Mark moved into the pastoral side of teaching as a Head of Year, a role he thoroughly enjoyed for five years. He completed a Masters in Education in 2017, focussing on leadership and experiential education. Mark takes an active role in school life, and has also coordinated our DofE programme. Combining both his pastoral and academic expertise, Mark is now the Key Stage Three Coordinator for the Senior School at Vlastina. An avid runner, Mark volunteers with school running clubs and has organised our annual entry for the Vltava Run relay event. In his spare time he also enjoys triathlon, skiing, learning Czech, and especially loves time at home or in the park with his wife and their beautiful baby daughter.

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  • Suzanne Higgins

    Suzanne Higgins

    Music Teacher

    Suzanne Higgins

    Suzanne is originally from Cheshire, in the UK. She studied music in Manchester and has enjoyed playing with many world acclaimed artists, including John Taylor, Will Lee and The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra. Her own projects have been featured at jazz festivals in the UK and she has toured extensively, recording albums, playing on radio and TV, and performing at venues such as The London Palladium. Suzanne has taught children and adults of all ages, in workshop settings, jazz summer schools, and one-to-one tuition. 

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  • Jane Hughes

    Science Teacher

    Jane Hughes

    Jane grew up in Surrey, in the south of England. She graduated from the University of York with a degree in Chemistry in 2010, followed by a PGCE, also in York. She then returned to Surrey to teach in a large secondary school for three years. Jane and her husband moved to Prague in 2015, joining the school in May 2018. In her spare time she likes to read, cook, listen to podcasts, and run. She is also a loyal supporter of the England cricket teams.

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  • Knowles Edward

    Edward Knowles

    PE Teacher

    Edward Knowles

    Edward is originally from Cape Town in South Africa. He completed his Bachelor of Education Degree from The Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2005. Since 2006 he has taught in London, Prague, Doha and Bangkok.

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