Claire Montgomery

Head of French

Born in Belfast I came over to Edinburgh to study Law and French at Edinburgh University, studying European law for one year in Rennes. Having always had a passion for both languages and teaching, upon graduating I went to Nice University to teach English. This only consolidated my desire to teach and after two years in Nice I returned to Edinburgh to do my PGDE.

After a very rewarding year in Dalkeith High School I came to Fettes in September 2009 and have been Head of Department since 2012. My experience of the pupils and the staff here at Fettes have been exceptional and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to encourage language study to such a high level.

Outside the classroom I love to walk my dog and am a huge rugby fan. I also enjoy getting involved in various sports including lacrosse, gymnastics and cycling.