Madame Ruth Twiss
Life before Rose Hill Westonbirt?
After graduating, I chose to work as a translator and interpreter and also in marketing because there were so many teachers in my family. Very quickly, I realised that I wanted to teach and after completing my PGCE year taught French up to A level at King Edward VI school in Southampton. Due to my late husband's career, we then moved to South Gloucestershire where I continued to teach French at Marlwood School and Cirencester Kingshill School before being Head of Midern Foreign Languages at Rose Hill School.
Why Rose Hill Westonbirt?
When the 2 schools merged, I became the French teacher here at RHW. Having worked in a variety of schools, the things I appreciate most are that the children are motivated, enthusiastic, hard-working and courteous and the class sizes make it possible for one to really know and work effectively with the children and the atmosphere is always friendly and caring. I also love working in a school that is surrounded by fields, beautiful trees and animals.
And in your spare time?
Now that my twin sons are at university, I have a little more free time. Of course I love to visit France where I have worked and have family and friends. I would like to teach more Spanish and am looking forward to going on an immersion course in Salamanca over the summer, and I am currently doing a CELTA course (teaching English as a foreign language) in Bath. I also enjoy running, playing squash, have a wheaten called Matilda who loves to escape into the fields and French and Spanish cinema.