English & Media
English & Media
The British School of Bucharest prides itself on delivering an excellent education in English based on the National Curriculum for England.
The main aim of the English Faculty at the British School of Bucharest is to promote high standards of language and literacy by giving our pupils a strong command of the spoken and written word by encouraging widespread reading for enjoyment.
Our 100% native English-speaking teachers prepare our pupils to speak and write fluently to communicate their ideas and emotions to others. By putting a strong emphasis on reading and listening, we aim to ensure that they acquire a vast vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and the spoken language. So that by the end of their academic journey at BSB, pupils know how to apply and understand the skills and processes needed to communicate clearly in English at a native level.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Janet HunterHEAD OF ENGLISH AND MEDIA
Janet Hunter joins us in 2021 as the Head of Secondary English.
She obtained her PGCE in English at the University of Nottingham in 2005 and has 16 years of teaching experience. She also has experience as Head of English and EAL, as well as Pastoral Care.
Catherine SinclairTeacher of English
Catherine Sinclair is joining BSB in 2021 as a teacher of English. She has a PGCE in English and Media from the University of North London.
She taught English to Secondary students in several international schools in India, UAE, Mexico and the UK.
Denise MyersTEACHER OF ENGLISH
Denise joined BSB in 2023, in the English Department, and she brings with her a wealth of experience from the worlds of Education and the Arts. She graduated with double honours in English and Drama in 1992 and went on to Oxford University for her PGCE.
After a few years teaching English, English Literature and Drama to GCSE and Theatre Studies AS and A-Level, Denise took a sabbatical to study Documentary Photography at University of South Wales. She was awarded a First Class Honours degree in 2013, and photography is still an important part of her life through The Little Barn, a not-for-profit artists’ retreat she founded in 2018.
For the past five years, Denise has lived and worked in Switzerland, teaching the inquiry-based IB MYP English Literature program at KS3 and KS4 in an international school in the mountains. Highlights of her time there included supporting students to co-write a novel, directing an online Zoom production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ during lockdown, and starting and running an active House System.
She looks forward to combining her knowledge and experience of the British and IB systems, and to using her creativity and energy to work both inside the classroom and as part of the wider life of the School.
Lauren AnghelTEACHER OF ENGLISH
Lauren Anghel joined the British School of Bucharest in 2022 as a teacher of English. She completed her undergraduate degree in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Westminster before completing her PGCE in English at the Institute of Education, University College London.
Celia WrightonTEACHER OF ENGLISH & MAT COORDINATOR
She joined the British School of Bucharest as a Teacher of English. She studied Experimental Psychology at Somerville College, Oxford, before getting her PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in English at Kingston University, London.
Before training to teach, Celia studied acting, diction, writing and public speaking. She brings all that experience to help students develop their confidence in the three disciplines of English: reading, writing and oracy. Previously, she has worked with students who want to study at the top universities in the world.
Everyone is good at something, so I’m always encouraging students to never give up on themselves if they are not brilliant at every subject at school. The more they discover about their true selves and their unique talents, the happier they will be in life.
What I teach my students
If I could take the students on a field trip anywhere in the world, I would like to go with them to the Globe theatre on the river Thames in London. It is an almost perfect replica of the theatre in Shakespeare’s day.
I can sing. I trained in Acting and Musical Theatre at Mountview in London, one of the best musical theatre schools in the UK. I was an actor for five years, a jazz singer, and then a musical comedian. I’ve also performed all over the UK and co-wrote an original musical, which I took to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.