Hello! My name is Rebecca Wylie and I am Head of German at Keswick School, a fantastic secondary school in the Lake District in the North of England. I have been here since 2005 and before that I taught on the west coast of Cumbria at Netherhall School in Maryport, where I carried out one of my teacher training placements and started my teaching career in 1998.
I trained at what used to be St. Martin's College in Carlisle/Lancaster and I was trained to teach in the target language, which I am passionate about. I have Anna Bartrum and James Burch to thank for my excellent training and passion for TL teaching.
Since being at Keswick School, I have also held the post of G&T coordinator, which was rewarding as I was responsible for delivering CPD to the staff about such things as SOLO Taxonomy and Growth Mindset. I have also held 3 TeachMeets; one a standalone MFL Show and Tell, which was very well attended and two further ones as ALL Cumbria Network (Website here), which I launched in 2016.
I became head of department in September 2015 and am still recovering!