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Gareth Pugh, Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Teacher of German and French

After achieving a degree in German and a PGCE at his hometown university of Cardiff in Wales, Gareth began teaching in Bedfordshire in 1984, but after two years he decided that the grass was greener in the commercial world and took a job selling business stationery. Six years later recession hit, sales dwindled and the green sward of the teaching profession called him back. Then he met his future wife and, together with their two daughters, they began their international careers in 1996, firstly in Malawi, then Tanzania, where he climbed Kilimanjaro, followed by Bratislava and now the ECP.

Throughout his many varied roles in these schools, Gareth has always tried to pass on his love of foreign languages to his students. He is currently relishing the challenge of gaining some kind of mastery of the Czech language, where his progress is described as ‘pomalý’. In his spare time Gareth also enjoys cooking, gardening and reading.