Dean studied at Durham University where he studied Modern Foreign Languages. In his fourth year, he specialised in both French and Spanish, although spent a significant number of years studying German. He has spent a number of years in Paris working as an English Language Assistant. On his return to the UK, Dean completed his secondary PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages and he has taught for the last 8 years in two state British schools teaching both French and Spanish from KS3-KS5. Dean has twice been second in department and (Head of French and Spanish) but last year worked as Head of MFL. Dean has a real passion for travelling, food and language learning and teaching and he is looking forward to working with colleagues at BSKL to take the department and the school even further forward.