Meet the Team

Say hello to our main team …

Maribel Cabrera – School Director

Maribel is a co-director of the school. She is responsible for the day to day running of the school. She develops, implements, and oversees all of the policies, programmes, and procedures at Channel School. She is a friendly and happy member of the team who always makes everyone feel at home.

But Maribel is more than just the School Director, she is also a Designated Safeguarding Person, this means she is available to help all students with any concerns or problems they may have. Maribel is also a first aider.

Maribel can be found in the main office.

Francesa Penfold – Welfare and Accommodation Officer

Francesca is the new Welfare and Accommodation Officer at Country Cousins. Her job is to find the right homestay for our students.

Francesca will be managing  students’ welfare while they are with us. She brings a very valuable experience working with children and her cheerful and outgoing personality fits perfectly with the rest of the team. WELCOME ON BOARD!

Alicja Szyszkowiak – Director of Studies

Alicja is the Director of Studies at Country Cousins. She manages the teaching department, overseeing teachers, checking student levels, and ensuring the curriculum is exciting and relevant. She is always looking for innovative and fun ways to make lessons interesting for international students.

Alicja is an experienced teacher, teacher trainer and director of studies and has worked in four different countries. She is often inspired by her teacher friends living all over the world.

Alicja is also a Designated Safeguarding Person so approach her with any concerns or questions. She can be found in the Director of Studies Office.

Anna Bogacz- School Registrar

Anna is the new secretary for Country Cousins. She manages the reception area and her job is to make sure all the students information is kept correct and up to date.

Anna will be in hand in reception should the children require any help or information. She is very friendly and active and knowledgeable of the local area.