Welcome to Modern Foreign Languages!
Meet our team...
Miss E. Bentley (Head of Languages on maternity leave)
Mr C. Cador (Acting Head of Languages)
Miss A. Bates (Acting Assistant Head of Languages)
Mrs J. Sykes
Mr F. Castelain
Mrs F. Holliman
Mrs S. Potts
Miss J. Baldacchino
Miss M. Cairns
Miss K. Butz
Mrs K. Laydon
Miss S. Dialkova (CfBT GTP student)
Mr G. Gerrard (PGCE student)
Miss C. Crepel (Language assistant - French)
Miss M-E. Fraydenegg (Language assistant - German)
These are exciting times for the modern languages department! We have seen the launch of Spanish at Brine Leas and welcomed another Spanish teacher to the department to accommodate the growing popularity of this language, as it rolls up the school. We have had our first results of A2 French and are pleased with them. We are also delighted to say that 2 of our A2 students have decided to carry on studying French at university (one in Paris and one in Edinburgh). This is brilliant! Our first cohort of AS German students achieved some great results and we have also launched AS Spanish (September 2012). Some of our A level students have enjoyed the many benefits of work experience in France. We welcome back Mrs. Holliman who has come back from a sabbatical year .
Rest assured, amidst all this change, our very popular French and German Exchanges will continue to run, along with our Key Stage 3 trip to Picardie. For details of the German Exchange (Year 9) see Miss. Bates; for details of the French Exchange (Year 10) see Miss. Baldacchino and for the Picardie trip, see Miss Cairns. We are also planning to set up a Spanish Exchange, so watch this space! For details on work experience in France, Germany or Spain (BL6 students only), see Mr Cador.