Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team meets each month. It leads the implementation of the school development plan and plays a key role in the formulation of the school self evaluation which gathers information from all school stakeholders.

The SMT also leads reviews on school policy and ensures that each part of the school is running in line with the school vision.

In addition to the 5 board members the SMT also consists of:

 

PAUL BAKER

HEAD OF KAMÝK PRIMARY SCHOOL

Paul qualified from Oxford Brookes University in 1999. He taught in a primary school in Oxford for four years before moving to Prague in 2003. Initially Paul worked as a Year 2 teacher in Modřany, then Deputy Head at Kamýk and in 2007 became the Head Teacher. Paul enjoys playing a range of sports in an attempt to keep fit, is part of his local village football team, and can still fly down the wing despite his advanced years. Paul has two energetic sons who keep him entertained during his free time.

 

MARK HASKINS

DATA MANAGER

Mark is from Cornwall, England. He spent his early years growing up by the sea enjoying the many outdoor pursuits on offer in Cornwall such as gig rowing, rugby, golf and surfing, and still tries to enjoy them now. He has taught in the UK for six years and overseas in the Middle-East for four. He has been involved in data management and IT strategy for many years. As well as having a keen interest in sports, Mark is also a keen acoustic guitarist, particularly enjoying blues and flamenco. Mark has a young family consisting of two adorable boys and his wife who also works at the school.

IAIN MURRAY

HEAD OF VLASTINA SENIOR SCHOOL

Iain was brought up in the Western Isles of Scotland. He graduated from Aberdeen University in 1993 and earned his PGCE the following year. After teaching in various schools around Scotland he moved into the private school sector in 1995. After only 3 years of teaching Iain became the Head of ICT at the oldest girl’s school in Scotland. He then went on to become Director of ICT and joined the school’s Senior Management Team. Iain also become responsible for developing and steering the school’s curriculum, developing the school timetable and introducing new subjects to the curriculum. Iain completed the SCIS (Scottish Council of Independent Schools) School Leadership course, a well-established and popular leadership development course that is designed for aspiring school leaders from both Primary and Senior schools. In 2012 Iain moved to PBS as School Data Manager and Senior School ICT teacher. Iain has been responsible for the implementation and expansion of a school wide systems that benefit all pupils, staff and parents at PBS. Iain joined the PBS Senior Management Team in 2013. Having competed internationally in Weightlifting and Powerlifting Iain is not your typical IT geek; he now divides his time between keeping fit, sailing and hiking in the Czech countryside.

PETRA O'LEARY

HEAD OF BILINGUAL SCHOOL (CBZS)

Having graduated from Charles University, Petra gained her precious life experiences in international companies, working in commerce, management and PR, thanks to which she had opportunities to visit various countries all over the world and become acquainted with their cultures. Petra speaks several languages fluently. She familiarised herself with the British curriculum and international educational system at Riverside School, Prague 6. In 2001 she joined BISP, the predecessor of PBS, as an EAL (English as an Additional Language) teacher. Soon, she was required to develop the “Czech Programme” project within the international school and started its regular operation. The programme has met with great success and now is attended by more than 150 pupils and students at PBS. With the growing demand for bilingual education, in 2004 Petra was again required to prepare a new type of a primary school, along with any necessary documents and authorisations, including registration at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. She successfully managed to open the Alea Elementaria Primary School, the predecessor of the current Czech British Primary School, which has been meeting with growing interest from the Czech public. Petra likes travelling. Her favourite activities also include sport, in particular artistic gymnastics in which she numbers many achievements both on national and international levels. She is a qualified trainer and international referee.

PAVLA KŘÍŽOVÁ

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Born and raised in South Bohemia, Pavla has a Degree in Human Resource management. She has over twenty years working experience. In the 1990s she lived in England, Switzerland and Israel. Before becoming a member of the PBS management team in April 2009, she worked in managerial positions in building and financial companies. She likes to be challenged by an intercultural environment, sees differences as an incentive and opportunity for growth and loves to discover in people new unknown facets. Pavla loves travelling, water sports, interior design, classical music, art, gem stones and sign language.