A former primary school teacher, Odette became the Primary
Languages Consultant for Rochdale Local Authority in 2005 before
becoming independent in 2011.
She is passionate about language learning with her main area of
expertise being Primary French and Spanish.
Making it accessible and
enjoyable for all is a key message in her work with both primary and
Odette works closely with schools to provide support, advice, bespoke
training and practical classroom based activities. She runs residential
immersion courses in France, CPD training in schools and full and half day workshops
in many LAs.
Odette is an accredited Leader in Primary Languages (CILT, the National
Centre for Languages and CfBT) and has been a trainer for the DfE and CfBT
Language Improvement Programme. She presents at national, regional and
local conferences. Odette is currently an external tutor for the Primary
PGCE General and Specialist Languages Programme at Manchester University.
“Odette is held in very high esteem throughout Rochdale LA and
I know that her drive and vision has ensured that languages have
continued to be a priority for our schools.”
School Improvement Officer, Rochdale:
“Odette is totally committed to her work, passionate about
languages and someone who cares deeply about children’s life