Helen is passionate about teaching languages at primary level. Having taught French and German at senior level in a range of schools, including nearby Woldingham School, she has an insightful knowledge of what needs to be taught at a younger level so that children have the right building blocks to develop their knowledge later on. She also enjoys being involved in the music department at BPS.
“It is important to give children an understanding and love of other languages from a very young age so that it is something they will want to pursue when they are older. There is an equal emphasis in my classroom on speaking and listening, reading and writing as well as grammar, but most importantly I believe that language learning should be fun and lively and give the learner a desire to learn more outside the classroom.”