- William Doncaster Scholar, French, Magdalen College Oxford. - MA (Oxon) in Modern Languages (German) - MA in English Language Teaching, Queens University Belfast - Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Didsbury College, Manchester - CELTA, University of Cambridge - Professional Certificate for School Improvement Professionals (first in UK) - OCR Diploma in Information and Communications Technology for Teachers and Trainers - 20 years experience as Education Authority Adviser/11 years secondary school teaching experience in Belfast - Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques – French Ministry of Education award for services in promoting French Language and Culture - Europaurkunde – Federal State of Brandenburg award for promoting European integration within the region - (formerly) External Examiner for the Open University (ITE)
SOME RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS · Established NEELB (now E. A. Northern Ireland) as the most prolific British authority in the field of international links for 12 consecutive years · Devised and led a regional programme on behalf of the Dept. of Education (NI), introducing MFL into 400 primary schools (Spanish, Irish, Polish) · Currently delivering high-impact professional development courses in a regional English teacher-training initiative on behalf of the Education Ministry of Brandenburg, Germany.