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Mr Ashley Brett, Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Mr Brett was born on the Island and came up through our education system. He achieved 13 GCSEs and 3 A-Levels including French and Spanish before going onto Northumbria University in Newcastle to study both languages as part of his degree. He had the opportunity to spend a year in both countries, fully immersing himself in the languages. He counts his wedding day, the birth of his son Rory and the year he spent travelling as three of his most treasured life experiences.


Mr Brett spent several summers working for Education First as an activity leader, EAL teacher and housing assistant before becoming a teaching assistant in the MFL department at Ryde High School following the completion of his degree. After taking a year out to travel the world, Mr Brett completed his PGCE at Southampton University. Since becoming a teacher, he has worked for 4 years at Medina College and joins us after working for 3 years at Christ the King College. As well as teaching French and Spanish, he has more recently been taking some core PE lessons as well as becoming an examiner for the AQA examination board.

Mr Brett’s goals…

I am very excited to be joining The Island Free School. I hope to show the pupils, through my enthusiasm, that languages can be fun and engaging. I want to be able to show the them, first-hand, how languages can broaden their horizons and open them up to experiences that they perhaps never thought possible from our little Island. I’m also very much look forward to getting stuck in to the Enrichment hour, helping the pupils to stay fit and healthy and getting them enjoying sport and exercise.
Mr Brett

Mr Ashley Brett

Teacher of MFL



PGCE – Southampton University

BA (Hons) in French and Spanish – The University of Northumbria

Pupil progress

Expectations of pupil progress

A progress measure identifies improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. An average of three points is the expected progress measure. A progress measure of 4 points or more highlights good to outstanding teaching and learning. All progress measures at the Island Free School are taken from externally marked or moderated exams taken at the end of the year.

Mr Ashley Brett – Teacher of MFL

Average Progress

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Contact info

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