Embassy International School
Embassy International School is a small private international school with a bi-lingual Polish-English stream which makes up around 40% of the overall pupil population.
The school’s vision is ‘to create a community of internationally minded global leaders who care about making everyone’s tomorrow a better tomorrow’. The mission statement is ‘humility, engagement, diligence’ and all teachers discuss what these ideas mean in practice on a daily basis.
The school, established in the school year 2016/2017, is situated in central Cracow with modest grounds (a small playing field and playground) with over 50 teaching staff and around 180 pupils from aged 3 to 18 with single form entry in each year group. Class sizes are maximum 16 per year. The school offers the International Primary Curriculum from year 1 to year 6, an original year 7 to year 9 programme based on the English National Curriculum and Polish Curriculum combined and extended, and follows in years 10 -13 with GCSE and As/A level exams through the AQA board based in England.
School life is characterised by a high level of pupil engagement and a large number of extra curricular activities. There are also many special events in school ranging from International Day to Sustainabili-ty Week (the school is working towards becoming an eco-school), where international themes and the question of identity are discussed at length. There are weekly assemblies based on themes derived from our core values as a school: Adaptability, Communication, Co-operation, Enquiry, Morality, Resilience, Respect, Thoughtfulness.
The school has been a partner in Erasmus + with St Ursula College in Dusseldorf as a host school for their teacher training programme as well as always having trainee teachers from other countries visiting and becoming part of our life.
The team who will be involved in the project are :
Guenael Collin – Language Department Coordinator, French teacher – main driver of the project from Embassy side -
Angel Barrajon - Spanish teacher
Renata Darda-Staab – German teacher
Ewelina Zapal - French teacher
Ania Sowa – Chemistry teacher and International Officer – her role is to spread ideas about internationalisation and practice learned from elsewhere to our community
Dr Lindsay Davidson – Head of School – general support, enthusaist and background thinker, will lead the behind the scenes educational disucssion with Guenael. Director of Education.
Basia Nowak – Biology teacher. Basia has extensive experience with Erasmus and other schemes and will help advise the school on any technical/administrative matters. Her role will be more of a background role.
Dr Katarzyna Kotulska – Director of Administration, Head of School. Katarzyna will double check organisational questions and lead our behind the scenes organisational things as necessary.