Born and bred in Prague, I graduated from the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and also from the Masters Programme at the School of English at the University of Leeds. In Prague I worked at The Theatre Na zábradlí and for the Theatre Institute and also as a freelance translator and teacher of English.
I first moved to Manchester in early 1990s and later also lived in London and Leeds. I have two teenage children and work at St. Bede’s College as an Examinations and Timetabling Manager. I am also a vice-chair of the Association of Czech and Slovak Schools in the UK, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and an Affiliate Member of the Intitute of Translation and Interpreting. In my rare free time I love exploring the great outdoors (I am a volunteer for the Duke of Edinburgh Award), skiing, travelling and reading.
I was born, grew up and studied in Prague. I came to Manchester in September 2000 as part of my studies for information services diploma and subsequently a Bachelor degree in Business Studies. Although my stay in England was meant to be temporary, fate decided otherwise and I permanently settled in Manchester after getting married in 2003. My husband and I have 2 wonderful boys.
I have worked for a prestigious architectural practice in the city centre since 2004, first as a Document Controller, now as the Information Manager and in my spare time I play slowpitch softball for Tigers, a team which competes in the Manchester Softball League (outdoor and indoor).
I was born in České Budějovice in South Bohemia. After finishing my studies and gaining a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Charles University in Prague and Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg in France, I was looking for a short placement abroad to further my scientific career. Early in 2008, I took a temporary position at the University of Manchester and it so happened that I stayed and settled in here. At work, I am a biologist studying processes that regulate cellular division (I work at the Cancer Research UK Institute at the University of Manchester). I am also passionate about teaching and hold a Fellowship of AdvanceHE. At home, I am a mum to two young boys.
In my spare time, I like to read science fiction or binge watch series. I am proud of my Czech identity and wish to maintain it for myself and my family, and I greatly value the opportunity to socialise with fellow expats and realise the need to actively support the community; hence I am thrilled to be part of a the team that provides all of that.
My name is Ivana and I teach Czech children in Year 1. I have graduated from Higher Vocational School in Kroměříž (Social Pedagogy) and later from Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín (also Social Pedagogy). In the Czech Republic I previously worked as a Teaching Assistant in Year 1 and also volunteered as a tutor for Juniors in a primary school. In the UK I work as a Teaching Assistant in a Primary School in Manchester. I am interested in arts, I like painting and love all kinds of sport activities. What I like about Czech School is that I work with children and and am in contact with the Czech community in general.
I was born in the Czech Republic and first came to the UK in 1999. I am a director of Everyman Art Gallery, set up in 2010. This platform feeds my interest in art, education and supports open talks on various art, education, mental healths and even business related topics.
I am a DPSI Law qualified interpreter/translator and am studying Law at BPP Manchester to become a barrister or a solicitor. My educational background is in Economy, Education, Art & Design (degree in Interior Architecture), Law and Languages.
I am a devoted mother to 3 little boys who keep me on my toes & feed my passion for family life. I enjoy extreme spinning, fresh air and company of my lovely friends – when I get time to meet them!