Clare joined the SCILT team in January 2015 as a Professional Development Officer.
Having graduated with an Honours Degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Glasgow in 1988, Clare went on to complete a PGCE at Worcester College of Further Education, specialising in early years education.
Clare’s teaching career has been spent in various schools across South Lanarkshire Council, most recently as specialist Modern Languages teacher within Lanark Primary School. She has been involved in various aspects of 1+2 at school, learning community and local authority levels. Clare was a member of South Lanarkshire 1+2 Strategy Group and in-house PLL training team and was part of a working group which devised a Framework to support establishments and practitioners in developing capacity and confidence in Modern Languages.
Her belief that children’s education is enhanced by the active involvement of parents led Clare to develop Allons-y, a programme of French immersion designed to encourage parents, school staff, local businesses and community groups to support pupils in learning French.
Following on from the success of Allons-y, Clare has worked in partnership with secondary colleagues on a community project (Lanark Lives Languages), taking languages beyond the classroom and into the wider community whilst building effective transition links between sectors.
Clare is delighted to join the SCILT team at such a pivotal time for Modern Language learning and teaching in Scotland, and is looking forward to supporting practitioners putting 1+2 policy into practice.
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