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Background and Qualifications

Work Background

 

Carrick Cameron Languages, MFL teacher and tutor

Deddington Primary School, French teacher (KS2) and MFL subject leader

Sibford Gower Primary School, French teacher (KS2)

September 2017 to present

St John's Priory, Spanish and French teacher (Nursery to Year 6)

September 2019 to present

The Warriner School, French teacher (KS3)

September 2017 to August 2019

Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School, Year 4/5 Class Teacher

September 2015 to August 2017

Harwell Community Primary School, Year 6 Class Teacher

September 2013 to August 2015

 

Peppard CE Primary School, Year 5/6 Class Teacher

September 2011 to August 2013

Oxford University Press, English Language Teaching Consultant (UK and Ireland)

September 2008 to June 2010   

 

Freelance Linguist

February 2007 to October 2008       

Clark Football Languages: Press conference interpreting, document and press translation, translation and transcription of TV interviews, translation of live online commentary of matches, voiceovers and English language tuition. Clients included: Tottenham Hotspur (over 40 press conferences for former manager, Juande Ramos), Atlético de Madrid, Celtic, QPR and Fulham Football Clubs; Warner Leach, TWI, TQ8, Input Media and ITV.

Other Translation and Interpreting Clients: International Bar Association; What If Innovations; Tongue Tied Translation Services; Sporting Talk; Kwintessential; Giraffe Translations; Linguassist; Croydon Council Translation & Interpreting Service, Birkbeck College (University of London).

 

London School of English, English Language Trainer

Summer 2011 and 2010

September 2005 – August 2008    

 

Thames Valley Summer Schools, Director of Studies

Summer 2005 and 2004             

                                                          

International House, Huelva, Assistant Studies Co-ordinator

September 2001 – June 2005            

Involved in the overall running and administration of the school, responsibility for young learners’ courses, formal observation of teachers, curriculum and materials development and teacher development sessions. Regularly attended and delivered seminars and workshops at IH teaching conferences and local primary teacher training events. UCLES local oral examiner for KET, PET, FCE and CAE. International House Young Learners’ Certificate course tutor.

 

St Andrew's College Summer Schools (Glasgow), Assistant Course Director

Summer 2001                

 

International House, Huelva, English Language Teacher

September 1998 – June 2001  

 

Iria Flavia Idiomas, Santiago de Compostela, English Language Teacher

October 1997 – June 1998

 

Freelance EFL teacher, Santiago de Compostela

September 1996 to June 1997

 

Televisión de Galicia S.A., Actor  

March 1996 – January 1997

English language teaching series, “From Galicia”.

 

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Instituto de Idiomas, English Language Teacher

October 1995 – June 1996

 

 

Academic and Professional Qualifications

The Middle Leadership Development Programme,

The National College for Teaching and Leadership, November 2013

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Primary Languages

Oxford Brookes University, September 2010 to June 2011

BA (Hons) French and Hispanic Studies

University of Liverpool, September 1991 – June 1995                                                                                                                   

Diploma in Translation (Dip Trans) - Spanish > English

Chartered Institute of Linguists, May 2008

Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) - Spanish/English Law,

Chartered Institute of Linguists, October 2006​

 

RSA / Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) - International House Madrid, July 1997

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