Suzanne is the founder, Primary Modern Language Consultant, and Author of all Primary teaching resources at Learn as You Teach. Her passion for supporting educators and teachers comes from years of experience both in the classroom and in designing and implementing foreign language curricula.
After graduating from the University of Sheffield in French and Italian, Suzanne went on to gain qualifications in both Spanish and Mandarin. Her love of, and talent for, languages led her to a career in translating and interpreting. After completing multiple rigorous assessments and oral tests, she became a member of the Institute of Linguists, as well as an Associate of the Institute of Translators and Interpreters. She later passed exams with OCR that qualified her to oversee and write items on their foreign language examinations.
Suzanne also has an extensive background in education, having worked as a class teacher, modern foreign language coordinator, at various primary schools throughout the UK. Through working for the local authority as a Primary Modern Language Teaching and Learning Consultant, she was able to help schools throughout the borough with the design and implementation of effective modern language curricula. This role also involved liaising with and training various primary class teachers. From speaking to all these teachers, assistants and parents, and hearing their frustrations, she realised the need for a comprehensive, trustworthy solution to KS2 modern foreign language education.
With over 25 years of experience in teaching modern foreign languages, developing curricula, and training educators, Suzanne set out to create the most effective, comprehensive resource packages for KS2 teachers. After the overwhelmingly positive response from both teachers and schools, she founded Five Plus Solutions to share these resources with teachers, parents, home educators and teaching assistants throughout the UK.