Preparing children for life's horizons



Mrs C. Bullock BA (Dual Hons) GTP QTS CELTA

Teacher of Spanish & French

"I have always been fascinated by language and culture and my early ambitions to travel and work abroad led me to study for a degree in Spanish and French at the University of Sheffield. 

My study year abroad at the Universities of Perpignan (France) and Sevilla (Spain) helped to affirm this, and anyone who has ever visited Sevilla will not be surprised to learn that after 6 months living there I was well and truly hooked on the Spanish language and way of life. 

Having spent my student summers teaching English as a Foreign Language to children and teenagers on summer courses in Bournemouth, I decided to gain some further experience teaching abroad.  I headed out first to teach in Tarragona, northern Spain (to get my Spanish fix) and then to Tokyo, Japan to sample a completely new language and culture. 

Whilst I had an amazing experience in Tokyo, I discovered I missed having Spanish and French in my life, so returned to the UK to train as a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages.  Since then I have taught in a range of secondary and primary schools in Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset, volunteered as a teacher for a Non-Government Organisation in Ecuador and spent 3 years as Head of French in a British School in the Canary Islands. 

I have also been fortunate enough to have travelled widely throughout Latin America, where my Spanish skills have been put to the test by the wide and varied accents and nuances of the language to be found in the different countries. I am very excited to be introducing Spanish to the curriculum at Thornlow and feel extremely privileged to have our Spanish pupils on hand to help me bring the subject to life on a daily basis!"