Head of Modern European Languages (non-sino): Gillian Cowie

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Gillian is looking forward to leading the European Languages department. Before coming to MCM, she spent 12 years as Head of Modern Languages in a large school in the UK. She has a wealth of experience of teaching and leadership having led two languages faculties, taught French, Spanish and German in the UK, Kenya and the Seychelles, and having been Assistant Head of Sixth form, Head of Extended Project Qualification and a school Governor. Gillian graduated with a Joint Honours degree in French and German Language and Literature from the University of Glasgow and completed her PGCE at the University of York. During her career she has led many Languages trips overseas and hopes to organise language visits at MCM.

Gillian is married to Magnus. They have two daughters who have now graduated and are working in the UK. Gillian is a keen scuba- diver and loves travelling, learning new languages and reading.