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Our committee is made up of a group of hard-working volunteers who care greatly about the success of language departments in the UK and in international schools abroad. Each committee member has a specific role and can be contacted via the contact page. Occasionally we are looking for new committee members and will announce this, but if you are interested in getting involved in our work, please do get in touch and let us know.


  • Sara Davidson

    Oundle School


  • John Wilson

    Cheadle Hulme School


  • Peter Ansell

    Stonyhurst College

Newsletter Editor

  • Davina Suri

    Queen's College, London


  • Andrew Loughe

    Sedbergh School


  • Jenny Davey

    Glenalmond College

Membership Secretary

  • Julia Whyte

    ex-St Francis College

Website Editor

Awarding Bodies Liaison Officer

  • Nick Mair

    Dulwich College

International Schools Abroad

  • David Sheppard

    Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

SLT Mentoring Scheme

  • Duncan Peel

    Guildford High School |

Social Media Officer

  • Daniella Mardell

    St Paul’s Girls’ School

Conferences’ Secretary, ISMLA representative on ALL Council

  • Kevin Dunne

    ex-Ampleforth College

Exhibitions Organiser

  • David Cragg-James

    ex-Ampleforth College

Responsibilty for Individual Languages

  • French: Davina Suri

    Queen's College London

  • German: Sara Davidson (Chair)

    Oundle School |

  • Italian: Peter Langdale

    North London Collegiate Schoo

  • Mandarin

  • Spanish: Marta Viruete

    Oundle School

  • Russian - Jessica Tipton

    St Paul's Girls

Preparatory Schools

  • Bori Gannon

    Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools

Latest Updates

Language Trends Survey

A message from the British Council to the Head of Languages in Independent Schools

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Grading in modern foreign languages (MFL) – have your say

ASCL is conducting a survey to look at the impact of the historical anomaly in the grading of MFL at GCSE.

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Languages, Society and Policy Journal

A new online and open-access Languages, Society and Policy Journal has been launched, which aims to connect research in languages and linguistics with policy through publishing the latest academic peer-reviewed research in jargon-free, short and accessible papers.

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