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Silvia Bastow SLE

Silvia Bastow SLE

Silvia Bastow SLE

Modern Foreign Languages

ITT/NQT Development

Main Phase: Secondary

Silvia has been the Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Ercall Wood Academy since 2011. She has also worked as a consultant of secondary and primary German language teaching and learning courses/workshops in Germany funded through Comenius and Erasmus+ programmes delivered by LEAP; as well as translator and interpreter (German/Slovak) for a fashion company prior to her teaching career. Silvia is an Edexcel GCSE German examiner and teaching and learning mentor in ITT.

MFL GCSE results at The Ercall Wood Academy have been consistently well above the national average, improving every year and the GCSE uptake is also rising up. She currently teaches German to GCSE level and has experience of teaching German to A level and Spanish KS3.


Silvia has experience of leading a diverse and vibrant team, she enjoys coaching and supporting staff to enable them to achieve their full potential with emphasis on team work and applying staff’s best attributes and skills to achieve the best results for the students and the school. Silvia has lots of experience in collaborative work and sharing good practice and supporting fellow HODs through regular networking meetings within the learning community trust as well as working with other secondary schools in Telford area in the past. She has experience in organising and leading school trips to Germany and Spain. She has a real passion for languages and exploring different cultures.