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          Specialist Training (TSST) in MFL

Designed and delivered in partnership with the Alban TSA, Advanced Learning Alliance, Herts and Bucks Teaching Alliance and Herts for Learning, the programme will up-skill non-specialist and returning teachers, developing subject knowledge and refreshing pedagogical approaches in MFL.

Who is this course for?

There will be an opportunity to complete one of two training streams: One for teachers looking to add a language (French, German or Spanish) and the other for those wanting to enhance current practice (e.g. staff with little UK classroom experience, or who are teaching out of specialism).

What are the objectives or outcomes?

An initial audit of delegate needs will lead the programme content, however the overall focus will be on:

  • KS3 & KS4 MFL learning
  • Progression through each of the core skills
  • Planning and assessment
  • Teaching models for peer evaluation to develop subject specific communication/teaching skills
  • Online support forum with questions answered by subject specialists
  • Coaching in context by SLE coaching team
  • In-school mentor support

Practical Information

This course will be hosted at schools in the St Albans and Harpenden areas and will comprise three full days and four afternoon sessions (4pm – 6.30pm) as follows:
  • Thursday, 12th October 2017 (full day)
  • Tuesday, 14th November 2017
  • Wednesday, 10th January 2018 (full day)
  • Monday, 29th January 2018
  • Tuesday, 6th March 2018
  • Tuesday, 24th April 2018 (full day)
  • Wednesday, 4th July 2018

The course content will be developed following the initial needs audit.

Meet the facilitators

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Laura Davies

Laura is a Head of MFL at Roundwood Park School.  She has been a Professional Coach at the school since 2011 and has shaped the development of a coaching culture at Roundwood Park.  She is committed to her MFL outreach work in her role as an SLE, having established a successful primary support group in the local area.  


Free of charge



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