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Laura O'Brien

ITE Professional Tutor (Secondary) and MFL Specialist

Before joining the Harris ITE Team, I worked as an MFL Consultant and Lead Practitioner for the Harris Federation, working with a diverse range of MFL departments, with the overall aim of driving improvement and ensuring great outcomes for students. Prior to this, I was Head of Modern Foreign Languages at an academy in South London. Following my initial teacher training, I completed a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, with a specific focus on educational equity and inclusion. In addition to my experience in the UK, I have spent extensive periods contributing to and leading projects for Education-focused NGOs in Latin America and Cambodia.  

In my current role as an ITE Professional Tutor, I am responsible for Future Teaching Scholars;trainees who speak English as an Additional Language; the Assessment Only route for experienced,unqualified teachers and looking after trainees in my allocated academies across the Federation.I love working alongside our trainees and witnessing their passion and commitment to make a difference in the lives of young people – it reminds me daily why I wanted to work in Education!