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Last update: 29/12/2015


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The most important elements of the Association are the PEOPLE who are members.  Here are some of them.

The Committee
Key 'helpers'
Former Committee Members
Tributes to members

Introducing 'The Committee'

(Nicer quality versions available from Webmistress, but reduced here to assist speed!!)

Click here for Agendas, minutes and pictures of meetings.

Here we are!  

(Starting with people who hold particular 'offices'- chair, secretary, treasurer ..., then alphabetical ...)



Helen Myers, Chair & Webmistress of ALL branch (President Elect 2006-7)

Assistant Head, The Ashcombe School


Interests: ICT, music (started 'cello lessons again recently!)


Nick Mair, Vice Chair, whose charisma cannot possibly be captured on film (tho' we tried several times)

HOD MFL Dulwich College

Interests: French, Spanish, ICT, producing re-usable lessons as quickly as possible.  

Tanja Bloss

The Ashcombe School

Monna Brown


Interests: Anything to do with languages - making stained glass windows - horticulture

An Extremely Helpful Person!



Anette Corbach, 

Head of Department, St Margaret's School, Bushey

Interests: German Committee


Jennie Clarke

Primary Outreach Teacher, Dorking Schools Language Development Group

Interests: Primary


Stéphane Derône, Linguascope.

Click here for the many services he provides

French Committee.  Corporate members liaison

Interests: French, ICT

Liz Fotheringham


Cat Fox
Prim Herridge
Carol Hughes
Nathan Jenkins

A recent recruit who has already transformed our events by his helpful suggestions!

Narinder Kaur, Community Languages Teacher at Cranford Community Language College, Hounslow.

To read the interesting journey Narinder has taken to  become a qualified teacher,  read her article on page 10 in the CILT magazine here. or download a copy and paste into word here.

Sharon Mangion

Italian Committee

Italian and French teacher/HOY 9, St Joan of Arc School, Rickmansworth

Interests: Italian, French, researching methods on tackling KS4 'problem' & how to motivate, dancing/playing the violin

Rodney Mantle

Minutes Secretary and former ALL London Chair

Richard Margerison


Ernestina Meloni, Italian Committee

Keen to promote All Things Italian!


Kathleen Merino,  Former Secretary. Formerly North London Collegiate School.  Head of Spanish & Higher Education Advisor.  Now, happy retired grandmother!


Interests: Spanish,  Latin America, Literature, Film, Travel...

Peter Moore  

Interests: Issue of boys and languages; work-related learning


Angela Murphy

Events secretary


Danièle Reed


French teacher at Ryden's School, especially interested in creating resources. An ICT enthusiast and a very well organised person.  (V good at taking care of Helen's handbag at events!)

Cristina Sanchez

Head of Spanish, James Allen's Girls' School

Interests: Spanish, ICT, literature, travelling and dancing!

Leanne Simmonds

MFL Teacher, The Academy at Peckham

Interests: Languages and Life :) 

Blog: (and what a blog it is!!!)

Sharon Waszkiewicz

Other key helpers!

Sarah Bird, Refreshments Manager! 

(on the right!)

HOD The Ashcombe School

Interests: French, German, ICT, watersports (well, I know you've had lessons Sarah!) 

Former committee members and helpers

Kathryn Abram

A former employee of CILT, she looked after us really well.

Kausar Ali

Community Languages' Coordinator and teacher of Urdu Language, The Archbishop Lanfranc School

Interest: Languages- English, Urdu ( literature, writing poetry and drama),

Punjabi ( speaking )

Interests: Community Languages


Jolanda Botha-Smith, 

German Committee who always looks this happy.


Interests: How to motivate boys to learn MFL


Jo Campling

Interests: Italian, French, work-life balance for teachers of MFL

Nick Byrne


Olivier Curcio

Associate Dean,

Academy at Peckham

Interests: French/ Spanish/ British Airways Flag Award Tester

Patrick Doyle

(the one in the middle!)

French, Spanish and Russian.


Ulrich Hahn

German & French teacher, Rooks Heath College for Business and Enterprise, South Harrow,

Interests: German Committee, French, German, Spanish, ICT, Tango


Caroline Conlon,

Comenius London Manager

Interests: Keen to promote languages in the capital


Sam Cowie

Interests: German committee


Liliana Hurtado-Rodriguez

 French and Spanish teacher, The Harwich School a Language College
interests:  Latin American Literature, Spanish, French, Italian, Dance (Salsa)


Claire Jones, specialised in Pastoral Care for the branch!


Producer for French at Espresso Education KS3 & 2

Interests: ICT, Primary languages, French

Charles Claxton, our former dynamic Chairperson - thanks so much Charles!

Interests: French, Spanish, encouraging us all.



We know he will continue to be dynamic from the back benches, and he knows that he can come back to the Chair whenever he wants to!

Giovanna Muszynska, Assistant Secretary

A long-serving and well-loved member of our Branch!

Rodney Mantle keeps in touch. Click to view:

His Xmas letter

Photos he has sent us:

Photo 1

Photo 2

Clare Rickard, Sydney Russell School

French Committee

Interests: French

Susan Simpson,

Bromley High School GDST
Language teacher; PSHE Coordinator
Interests : German; French; Japanese; Dutch; Junior School French and German. Chinese from September.

Jen Sutton

Former Head of MFL, Davenant foundation School, Loughton, Essex

Interests: ICT Travel (of course) Christian

(and we also know that she is a very talented singer!)




Michael Taylor

Head of German, Watford Grammar School for Boys (from Sep 07)

Interests: German, Italian, French, Travel, ICT

Teresa Tinsley, CILT representative.  Assistant Director, Communications at CILT.

Interests: Spanish, school governor, parent of teenagers!



Peter Boaks, Director of CILT, (seen here presented with a gift from the committee in recognition of his support for the branch both morally and nutritionally), who retired in September 2004, but continued to work for and on behalf of languages within ALL.  It was with great sadness that we learnt of his death in September 2005.   We shall always remember him as a great friend of the branch. We have included a page with examples of tributes from members of our committee.
David Buckland has given distinguished service over many years to MFL as a teacher, adviser,  trainer and writer.  News of  his death came as a great shock, and we have included a page with tributes paid to him by the mflresources community and others here.