Doing a fantastic job in any language
A DEPUTY principal has been nominated for the Pride of Bucks employee/ business person of the year award for singlehandedly running The Little Language Academy.
Debbie Lomax, 51, of Farnham Common, has run the LLA since December 2014. The Academy provides fun and interactive French lessons to pre-school and primary school children between the ages of two and 10.
Mrs Lomax and her dedicated team have been teaching young children the French language in schools, nurseries and community centres in Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St Peter and Beaconsfield.
She said: “I am delighted, it’s nice that all of our hard work has been recognised.”
She set up the LLA with a partner three years ago, but as she explained: “I’ve been running the company myself since Christmas. Before then, I had a partner, but that partnership dissolved. Since I took over the business, it has actually grown.
“Since running the company on my own I have started teaching two classes per week at Brindley House day nursery in Beaconsfield, an after-school class in Chalfont St Peter and a
AMBITIOUS: Debbie Lomax runs Little Language Academy for children further class for threeyear-olds at The Memorial Centre in Gerrards Cross.
“I have also extended and upgraded the activities offered at our holiday camps to include longer hours for working parents and the introduction of additional activities such as dance and drama workshops.”
Mrs Lomax, who is also the deputy principal at Chalfont St Peter Montessori school, is pleased with the company’s progress, but she remains extremley ambitious.
She said: “We are looking to expand. We are going to take on baby classes and provide classes to children in lower age groups. We currently teach children between the ages of two and 10, but we will start teaching children younger than two and introduce classes to babies as young as nine months old.
She added: “There is a lot of research that says the younger the child is, the more beneficial it is to introduce them to a foreign language.”
Employee/business person of the year nominee – sponsored by B P Collins