Head of Modern European Languages: Gillian Cowie

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Gillian has been Head of European Languages for the last two years. 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 MFL trips overseas and hopes to organise more trips once international travel is allowed. Gillian is married to Magnus. They have two daughters who graduated a few years ago and are pursuing successful careers in the UK. Gillian is a keen scuba- diver who also loves reading, travelling, running and golf.