Pascal Maréchau, Head of Primary
I arrived in England 10 years ago, teaching at the French Lycée Charles de Gaulle in London. In 2006, I helped create the Bilingual stream of Wix School (Wandsworth), and became its pedagogical coordinator. Having seen this unique establishment through to well founded success, I took up the position at the Europa School UK in 2012.
I started my career teaching in both primary and nursery schools in France, and then spent ten years working as a Head Teacher in Paris and various provincial cities. Throughout my time working in schools both in France and the UK, I have organized many pedagogical projects: European ones (Comenius), artistic (paint, photos exhibitions), literacy (editing a bilingual ABCDaire), etc.
I love schools full of life, open to the world, with enthusiastic and totally engaged children and teachers. I am making sure our school maintains a strong continental culture, and teachers communicate with each other across international boundaries. My door is always open (literally) for both parents and staff. I hope that my diplomatic skills and sense of humour prove to be sufficiently strong to make the vision of our multicultural school a reality.
Sarah Kynoch – Assistant Head
Sarah was amongst the first teachers to join Europa School when it opened in 2012. She became a staff Governor at the outset and has continued in this role. She sits on the Education Committee. Before qualifying as a teacher in 2006, Sarah pursued a career buying wine for UK supermarkets. She travelled extensively, particularly in France, Germany and Italy and embraced European culture. She loves working in the multilingual, multicultural world of Europa School.
Sarah has been Special Needs Coordinator for the school since 2013 and holds certificates in advanced educational practice for special needs and literacy difficulties. She is working towards associate membership of the British Dyslexia Association.
Sarah is Interim Assistant Head of Europa Primary, sharing with Monsieur Marechau the many tasks involved in running a primary school, now three times the size of the original intake.