Aleksandra (Ola) Borzecka-Kuras

Classroom Teacher

Like Maria Montessori, Aleksandra always “believes in the child”, She has enthusiasm for their successes, no matter how small they are. She believes the teacher should encourage the development of learning attitudes such as resilience, independence, good work ethics and perseverance. Also, that a school should be a place where children should not only learn to read but fall in love with reading. School should be a place where creativity, curiosity, innovative thinking and originality should be encouraged and promoted in every subject.

Teaching Biography

Aleksandra has been working at Bassett House School for 14 years and gained valuable experience working with different age groups, including the Preschool, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Now, she has the pleasure of being a Form Teacher in Year 3. As well as supporting children’s progress, she has promoted different languages throughout the school and monitors the progress of EAL pupils as an English as an Additional Language Coordinator. Aleksandra is also Bassett House School’s Religious Education Coordinator.

Personal Biography

Aleksandra originally comes from Poland and has lived in London for 18 years. She has a wonderful 11-year-old daughter and has published three volumes of poetry in Poland. She loves to learn new skills and recently has started learning the art of floristry and calligraphy. She is also fascinated by Japanese culture and her dream is to visit Japan one day.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Law and Administration in Gdansk, Poland
  • International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy – Montessori Centre International
  • International Diploma in Early Childhood – Montessori Centre International
  • Master of Arts in Early Years Education – Institute of Education UCL
  • Interested in language acquisition and bilingualism
  • Taken part in various research studies on how children develop their linguistic skills, especially when learning a second or third language.

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