Barbara Gleave, Advanced Skills Teacher

Barbara Gleave

Teacher’s Certificate, St Hild’s College, Durham

Diploma in French, the Open University

BSc (Hons), the Open University

AST in Primary modern Foreign Languages (2003)


I started my career in Primary Education in 1992. Around this time Liverpool was pioneering the teaching of foreign languages in primary schools. Liverpool was one of the first LAs to establish primary language teaching through its team of Foreign Language Assistants and Advanced Skills Teachers

I benefited from extensive training with the Open University, on courses at French Universities, Hope University and the Training and Developent Agency for Schools

In turn, I also became involved in training others, e.g. as one of only 50 National Trainers to train trainers in the implementation of the KS2 Primary Languages Framework