Previously a generalist Primary teacher for 12 years, Simone now specialises in Languages. She is MFL Consultant and Languages Teacher at Robin Hood Primary. Her work with Mandarin Chinese led to the IoE Confucius Institute for Schools awarding Robin Hood Primary Academy with Confucius Classroom status, and Simone is Confucius Classroom Manager. She teaches Mandarin across the key stages, with reciprocal visits to a link school in Beijing.
Born in Holland, Simone grew up in Perth, Australia, and has been surrounded by different cultures all her life. A lover of languages, Simone sees her skills as a way to make friends and try new cuisine. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her children and pet dog as well as drawing, sketching, painting and singing.