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The British School of Warsaw is located in the Sadyba District.We follow the principles of the English National Curriculum, adapted to the needs of our international student community.
At the British School Warsaw, your child will be given the opportunity to excel in many different ways. Our approach is to build the confidence and drive that inspires each student to achieve their goals, and to surpass their expectations.
We inspire our students to achieve the highest academic standard in all that they do, providing a premium education in Poland within a safe, happy and supportive environment. The key to this is our Highest Quality Learning programme, through which your child learns the importance of practice, perseverance and the determination to succeed.
We are a school that parents can trust, and that your child will love. Our approach ensures that your child reaches their full potential, and that they grow to be confident in everything they do.
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Reviewed by Guest September 10, 2013

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About Me
Teacher
I am a....
Expatriate teacher
I work in....
Secondary
How many years have you worked at this school?
3
Approximate monthly salary
10300 pln after tax
Years of experience and responsibilities as a reference for the monthly salary
8 yrs
Other benefits included in the package
Medical insurance
Salary relative to cost of living in the area
Medium
Are you paid on time?
Always
Payscale transparency
Poor
Competency of management
Satisfactory
Business owner ethics (if applicable)
Satisfactory
Workload
High
Pressure to get high exam grades (if applicable)
High
Professional development opportunities
Good
Career progression opportunities
Good
Parental Support
Satisfactory
Special needs support
Satisfactory
EFL support
Good
Overall job satisfaction
It’s nothing special
As a teacher, what are the major plus points for working here?
This is a for profit school. And it's very obvious, it's part of a world wide organization that has 27 schools in its portfolio

A new head has taken over in 2012 and has made a lot of changes including new buildings and classrooms which are all kitted out (projectors/desktop computers etc) But there are some people who are in management that really do not fit the job (they have been in the position for some time and it needs a change). There are only around 800 students (primary and secondary) on same campus.

Depending of the class most sizes are around 15-20 students.

The kids are pretty good, some good banter, but some of them are very lazy no mater what inspirational or alternative learning opportunities you throw at them. But their are some very talented and amazing students also. They will question are inquisitive and collaborative

What areas do you feel are in need of development?
The Central tracking and recording of students data system is very poor. All department have their our tracking sheets (if they even do) and data is every where.

Teachers need to be provided with laptops in order to make more productive use of their time as their is no departmental rooms. Teachers do have access to staff workrooms with photocopying and desktop computers but these can sometimes be full and you find yourself roaming looking for a computer.

When school ends it becomes a ghost town, which is good if you like that but I believe it limits the progression of the school as people do not wish to go above and beyond. This could be due to the fact that the
School does not really award people taking on responsibility ( eg HODS are given a £1000 bonus for the position). But other positions are given no extra time or pay incentive. But I suppose it looks good on your CV if that all you are after.
What advice would you give to other teachers considering working at this school?
Be careful. Kids are educated for free if you negotiate this into your package. However the cost of sending your kids to the school in seen as a gift and will be added to your salary. So you will be paying a very high tax.
The do not offer flights to country of origin, just 250 pounds.
The medical insurance is with a private hospital within Warsaw, it's not world wide and does NOT cover your family
There is no clear pay scale so it's down to negotiation

After tax your pay is pretty good, you can save, but not as good as other international schools. If you plan to travel through Eastern Europe you cash will def go far.

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