We strive to offer all of our children a strong foundation for their academic, social, emotional, spiritual, cultural and physical development in an English speaking environment, based on the national British curriculum. Through enriching activities and structured play, we develop early skills in inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Our caring and professional teachers nurture and inspire students with a love for learning and the confidence to explore their world.
Working together to stimulate passion, curiosity, initiative, independence and joy of learning.
Empowering children to reach their full potential.
Our staff and governors are committed to achieving the aims and aspirations of the school through:
Providing a warm, welcoming, stimulating & secure environment for all members of the school community.
All the subjects follow the National Curriculum of England (apart from Romanian). The lessons are taught in tutor groups in all of the subjects. In MFL students are split into three groups depending on the foreign language they study.
Pick Me Academy is a Primary School with a British curriculum founded in August 2014. The school began by admitting students in the Early Years Foundation Stage, in 2014. According to our admission policy we enrol students starting with the age of one year and six months’ old in the toddlers group, going up to nursery, reception stage and Key Stage 1.
The school was founded by a local family and it has a board of directors led by the school proprietor and Business Manager, Ms Denis Ileana Popescu. The day-to-day management of the school is in the hands of the Head of the School, Ms Madalina Postelnicu. The Head of School was appointed in 2014, when the school was opened. The school is situated close to the centre of Bucharest on two small urban sites relatively close to one another.
The school has grown gradually in size since it was founded. It has started with 30 children and it currently has 135 pupils on roll, 68 girls and 67 boys. Pupils enter the school from a range of educational backgrounds in Romania. Recently, the school has started to enrol international students and has 4 nationalities.
We employ 25 teachers, offering a very good student/teacher ratio. The maximum number of students in a class is 15 and every class has a teacher and a teacher assistant. All the teaching staff are Romanian qualified teachers with suitable training regarding the teaching practice in a school with a British curriculum.
The school has been authorised by Romanian authorities (ARACIP) and aims to become a member of international organizations (COBIS, ECIS and CIE) in the near future.
The COBIS accreditation is a very important step for our school from two major perspectives. We want to give our children the best possible experience based on a British style education and we know that being part of the COBIS community will help us improve but also state certain standards. In addition, we want to become part of an international community which will certainly help our school develop at all levels.
The school undertakes to educate pupils in English language using a UK based curriculum. We are currently in the process of preparation for applying to Cambridge International Examination, which will offer us the possibility of using the Cambridge Primary Programme.
In addition, we are aiming to start using the GL Education provider for baseline assessment tests (CAT) and PASS assessment. We also aim to start using the Progression Tests (English, Mathematics and Science) from GL Education when our children will be at the end of Year 2, as our formal annual assessment. This will also help us look at our students’ levels against their bassline scores and the UK national average.
The school is currently revising all its documentation related to teaching and learning, health and safety and governance and management areas as our aim is to comply with the required standards for a school with the British curriculum. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment based on the UK standards. For this reason we are currently revising all our Health and Safety policies and procedures.
In addition, we are going to have an Advanced Safeguarding training course for all our teachers in April provided by a qualified UK trainer.