Virginia Ford-Attia

Country: France
Sector: Primary & Secondary Education
Job title: MFL Primary and Secondary teacher
Subject of study: PGCE French/Spanish
Year of graduation: 2011
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Dartmouth Academy

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Working as a teacher in secondary schools, teaching French.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I chose to train as a teacher because I enjoyed teaching how to read to my 5 years old daughter.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

Biggest highlight: passing my training. Working in schools and Dinah Warren’s lessons.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Dinah Warren’s lessons. There were extraordinary.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

My husband and I decided to come to live in the UK in Devon for family reasons. Exeter University was the obvious choice.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Skills: Hard working and tenacity. Experience: working with children and loving French culture, grammar and the language of course.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Being enthusiastic about teaching is key to enjoy working every day.

What are your plans for the future?

To keep on teaching.


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