I am warm, enthusiastic, sensitive, organised and relaxed, with a good sense of humour. I work hard to motivate and help my students reach their full potential. I am judged " outstanding " in the classroom; and fully conversant with the current MFL requirements in schools; receiving regular exam board training. Throughout my career, I have been proud of the achievements of my own students and many have gone on to use Languages in their work; and study Languages in Higher Education (including at Oxbridge and Russel Group Universities). I have many lovely comments from past pupils who have been appreciative of lessons.
I have 28 years' Modern Languages Teaching experience; I am currently Head of Languages, teaching French and Spanish, at a secondary school in Altrincham and an Associate Lecturer for teacher training at the MMU; I have over 20 years of experience in Middle Leadership as Head of Modern Languages Faculty, Head of Year, Mentor, Coach, and AQA GCSE examiner.
Results achieved have been consistently above national averages and at KS3 the vast majority of my students achieve target grades. I have experience with working with many specifications and exam boards: AQA, EDEXCEL, EDUQAS at GCSE and A Level; and my examining role for the GCSE Spanish writing component added invaluable insight into exam requirements.
During my career I have been keen to plan worthwhile learning experiences my pupils; I bring a sound understanding of the needs of all my students, and a wealth of Teaching and Learning experience.You will find me warm, receptive, thorough, understanding and, hopefully, inspiring!!! I have many resources at my disposal and will tailor-make lessons to meet individual requirements covering all skill areas. An initial lesson / chat would establish students' particular requirements or requests, and their preferred teaching style. From there, teaching should follow students' personalised and flexible learning plan.
|Languages||English (British), French, Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|MMU||1989||Bachelors||BA (Hons) Mod Langs & Lit French/Spanish (2:1) Distinction in Spoken Spanish|
|MMU Didsbury School of Education||1990||PGCE||Modern Languages Secondary|
|National college of School Leadership||2011||Professional||Leadership Pathways|
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