ALL London branch   


Last update: 25/05/2014

Introducing 'The Committee'

(Nicer quality versions available from Webmistress, but reduced here to assist speed!!)

Click here for Agendas and minutes of meetings.

Here we are!  

(Starting with people who hold particular 'offices', then alphabetical ...)


Helen Myers, Chair & Webmistress of ALL branch

Assistant Head, The Ashcombe School


Interests: ICT

Kathleen Merino.  Formerly Vice Chairperson &  Secretary and North London Collegiate School.  Head of Spanish & Higher Education Advisor.  Now, happy retired grandmother!

Interests: Spanish, A level, IB, University Admissions

Monna Brown

Treasurer Elect

An Extremely HelpfulPerson!

Kausar Ali

Interests: Community Languages

Stéphane Derône, Linguascope.

Click here for the many services he provides

French Committee.  Corporate members liaison

Interests: French, ICT

Sharon Mangion

Italian Committee

St Joan of Arc School, Rickmansworth

Interests: Italian, French, researching methods on tackling KS4 'problem' & how to motivate

Ernestina Melone, Italian Committee

Keen to promote All Things Italian!

Nick Mair, whose charisma cannot possibly be captured on film (tho' we tried several times)

HOD MFL Dulwich College

Interests: French, Spanish, ICT, producing re-usable lessons as quickly as possible.  

Peter Moore Charter School Southwark.

French committee

Interests: Issue of boys and languages; work-related learning


Cristina Sanchez

Interests: Spanish, ICT, literature


Our special CILT friends .....

And here's a tribute to those who have served us well in the past....

Caroline Conlon,

Comenius London Manager

Interests: Keen to promote languages in the capital


Kathryn Abram

She efficiently books us into CILT for our meetings and looks after us there.

Patrick Doyle

(the one in the middle!)

French, Spanish and Russian.

Claire Jones, specialised in Pastoral Care for the branch!


Producer for French at Espresso Education KS3 & 2

Interests: ICT, Primary languages, French

Clare Rickard, Sydney Russell School

French Committee

Interests: French

Sarah Bird, French Committee 

(on the right!)

HOD The Ashcombe School

Interests: French, German, ICT, watersports (well, I know you've had lessons Sarah!) 

Jolanda Botha-Smith, 

German Committee who always looks this happy.


Interests: How to motivate boys to learn MFL.

Sam Cowie

Interests: German committee


Teresa Tinsley, CILT representative.  Assistant Director, Communications at CILT.

Interests: Spanish, school governor, parent of teenagers!

Jo Campling

Interests: Italian, French, work-life balance for teachers of MFL


Giovanna Muszynska, Assistant Secretary

A long-serving and well-loved member of our Branch!

Charles Claxton, our former dynamic Chairperson - thanks so much Charles!

Interests: French, Spanish, encouraging us all.



We know he will continue to be dynamic from the back benches, and he knows that he can come back to the Chair whenever he wants to!

Peter Boaks, Director of CILT, (seen here presented with a gift from the committee in recognition of his support for the branch both morally and nutritionally), who retired in September 2004, but continued to work for and on behalf of languages within ALL.  It was with great sadness that we learnt of his death in September 2005.   We shall always remember him as a great friend of the branch. We have included a page with examples of tributes from members of our committee.
Rodney Mantle keeps in touch. Click to view:

His Xmas letter

Photos he has sent us:

Photo 1

Photo 2