Chloe is keen to support primary schools in the trust to develop their Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) curriculum and classroom practice when delivering MFL lessons.
I studied German and Spanish at Manchester University and then lived in Manchester gathering work experience in various industries such as technical support, manufacturing, import, export and sales. All of these roles were exploiting my language skills and I gained valuable life experience during this time. At the age of 28, I decided to become a Primary School teacher and completed my PGCE with MFL specialism from Manchester Metropolitan University. Since then, I have taught in schools in Manchester, Cheshire and Shropshire. I became a Specialist Languages Teacher in 2015.
I have been a Specialist Languages Teacher for 8 years and a class teacher for 10 years before that. I teach French to children from age 3 up to age 11 and I have taught English as a foreign language, French, German and Spanish to adults and secondary school children too. A few years ago, I applied for an Erasmus grant and we were awarded 40,000 Euros. Using this money, I arranged two trips to Rouen in 2022 which enabled 15 members of staff at Coleham Primary School to attend a one-week French upskilling language course. This has been an incredible boost for French at Coleham Primary school. I plan and deliver lively and interactive French lessons and have devised my own scheme of work based on many of the resources already out there, ensuring that my pupils make great progress in French. I am the Foreign Languages Coordinator at 2 schools and I teach EYFS and KS1 at a third school. In recent years, I gained a distinction in TEFL training (CELTA) from Wolverhampton University; I am therefore also qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language.
I am excited to have the opportunity to support foreign language teaching in my role as Trust Improvement Consultant. Languages have always been a particular passion of mine and for this reason, I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to promote languages further in the Trust schools. In addition, I look forward to working with and learning from new teachers and pupils in different settings.