Jude started teaching Modern Languages in Edinburgh in 1995. She was Curriculum Leader at
Liberton High School and then Curriculum Leader at Craigmount High School. She is currently on
secondment to The Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools based at Scotland’s National Centre for
Languages in the University of Strathclyde. This remit takes her to schools across Scotland to
support teachers in primary and secondary schools with the introduction and progression of
Mandarin and includes supporting projects, designing and delivering Professional Learning for
teachers and supporting the Hanban teachers with training throughout their time in Scottish schools.
Jude has an interest in International Education and has spent time in China as a delegate and as a
visitor to Chinese schools. She has also had extensive involvement with training and supporting
teachers in the Edinburgh Community Chinese School in recent years.
Jude is a member of SCEN, the Scottish Parliament Cross-China Group and was a member of the
National Languages Working Group which drew up the recommendations for the National One plus
Two Languages Policy.
The causes she cares about are:
Equity in education and beyond
The alleviation of child poverty
Achieving the best outcomes for all learners