Henry Hepburn

10 questions with… Fhiona Mackay

Tes Scotland sits down with Fhiona Mackay to talk languages, legacies and Laurie Lee

10 questions with… Fhiona Mackay

Fhiona Mackay is director of SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, where she has been working since 2012. Before that she was a principal teacher of modern languages, who became a passionate advocate not only of her subjects but also for the life-changing benefits of school trips.

She talks to Tes Scotland about why she thinks she has the best job in the country – and why pupils must be shown that languages are so much more than subjects on a school timetable.

1. Who has been your most memorable teacher?

My teacher for sixth-year French, Mrs Moyra Davenport, was really ...

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