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The Managing Director of Ideas Education is Clare Seccombe BA(Hons) MPhil PGCE.

Clare has been a teacher in Sunderland Local Authority for 29 years, specialising in Spanish and French at both Primary and Secondary level.

She worked as a secondary AST for seven years and for four years she also fulfilled the role of Advisory Teacher for Primary Languages in Sunderland Local Authority.

Clare is well-known in the Languages community for creating and maintaining the Light Bulb Languages resource website, as well as being a keen advocate of sharing resources and imaginative approaches to language teaching.

  Clare Seccombe  


Las banderas lesson plan, Teach Primary magazine, September 2020

Los Planetas lesson plan, Teach Primary magazine, April 2020

ALL Primary Blogs in Languages Today, 2013-present

Why you should introduce writing early in MFL, Teach Primary magazine, October 2019

A more interesting way to write, Special children magazine, April/May 2014

Primary teachers' best tips for language learning (The Guardian, May 2013)

Tips for teaching stories (ALL Languages Today Magazine, April 2013)

It's good to share (TES, April 2012)

'Clicker Spanish' helps bridge primary skills gap, (Merlin John Online, December 2011)

Letting loose the lingo (TES, November 2011)

Keep your reading real (TES, September 2011)

Petitestetes.com, un site ressource pour les professeurs de français langue étrangère (April 2011)

Make up your mind says primary language lobby (TES, December 2010)

Flash Forward (TES, April 2010)


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