Support staff

Inspection Finding

‘A key strength of teaching is the calm and respectful relationships that the pupils enjoy with their teachers and assistant teachers, which provides a secure and supportive environment in which to maximise opportunities for learning’.

ISI Inspection Report

Sabine Ryon

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Sabine Ryon joined BISB in 2008 after living abroad (in New York) for 24 years. Being twice an expat herself gives her the sensitivity to make life’s transitions as comfortable as possible for everyone concerned. She brings to BISB her passion for life long learning, teaching and getting things organised. She enjoys hiking, wateraerobics, reading, writing & illustrating, singing, smooth jazz and spoting the best side of every situation. She has experience in real estate, customer relations, children’s advocacy & juvenile protection, diplomatic administration and early childhood education. She received her teaching assistant and educational psychology degree from Dutchess Community College in NY. She has three grown children of her own and many more at heart.

Ivana Julaton

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Ivana Julaton has a Certificate in Early Years Practice from The Open University. She started as a teacher’s assistant at BISB in 2006 having already been in the school a year earlier as a volunteer doing research for her Open University courses She assists in Reception. She enjoys reading books and listening to music.

Ena Tolentino

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Ena Tolentino has been with BISB since 2001 and is therefore one of the longest serving contributors to BISB’s success. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Accountancy. She has recently completed her Teaching assistant level 2 course with the UK Open College. Ena is our KS2 assistant.  She also speaks three languages including English and French.


Inés van Wassenhove

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Inés moved to Belgium in February 2015. Before this, she lived in Uruguay where she taught young children for 8 years. She has a degree on Early Years Foundation Stage from the Universidad Católica in Montevideo and a Trinity College Certificate in TESOL. Inés is currently our nursery assistant and in her free time she enjoys reading, photography and travelling with her husband.

Patrick Tranter


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Patrick Tranter moved to Belgium in 2009, as the final stage in a 28-year career in the Royal Air Force. He joined the School in September 2013, as a teaching assistant and is currently our Reception assistant. He has a BA(Hons) in French and German, a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, a PGCE(International) and a Trinity College Certificate in TESOL. He is married to Beverley, and they have a grown-up son, who lives and works in England. Outside of work, his spare time is taken up with DIY, gardening and keeping himself fit.

Patrick is currently the Reception teacher.

Tomasz Iwaniuk

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Tomasz Iwaniuk has been the main minibus driver for BISB since 2005. He speaks three languages and is also very helpful attending to several small maintenance tasks around school.