Tracy Davies is a practising and experienced MFL specialist who has taught in a variety of schools in Suffolk and Essex. She has taught across the age range from KS1 to KS5 and was Head of MFL in a middle school for 5 years. She also worked in partnership with the Suffolk advisory team on a creative languages project which has been used to promote imaginative approaches to language learning at local and national level. She is currently a teacher of MFL in primary schools and an independent trainer.
Lara and Tracy have been working together as Languages in Primaries since 2013, supporting teachers and schools in the provision of quality language teaching and learning. As well as being actively engaged in classroom practice, their work encompasses teacher training, writing Primary Languages documentation and creating KS2 Schemes of Work that can be used in both single and mixed age classes.
Trevor Harvey was born London, September 1st 1944, (making him very old). He trained to become a primary teacher and then took degrees at Suffolk and Southampton Universities (but he still hasn’t given them back). In 1997 he retired from his post as Principal Lecturer on BA and PGCE courses at the University of Brighton.
Trevor started writing poems for children in 1989, which have been included in around 200 anthologies. He has also written a paperback story and a number of short plays for children. Sometimes he writes plays for adults, and his new one-act play was performed daily at the Arundel Festival Fringe in 2004 and 2005. A musical that he has co-written is currently being recorded for release on CD.
Trevor lives in West Sussex and has never learnt to drive. He has a pet woodlouse and his own teeth. However, he lost most of his hair some time ago (he thinks he may have left in on a train).
Val Edgar is a primary school teacher based in Scotland. She is author of How to be Brilliant at Christmas Time, How to be Brilliant at Word Puzzles, How to Sparkle at Maths Fun and How to Sparkle at Christmas Time.
Whilst training to become a teacher Will Hussey occasionally hypnotised his friends in to thinking they were chickens. He's still very interested in understanding how people tick (but not so much in the chickens). Will practises his forward-thinking strategies with primary school pupils, and from time-to-time lectures in learning, communication and congruence - amongst other things. He recently decided to write down some of his ideas, and hopes you like them. Will has completed three London marathons and the Snowdonia marathon (just about). He's vowed "never again," again.