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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?

Delegates are invited to attend the sessions most relevant to them free of charge.  Delegates can select one or more sessions from those listed below.  The sessions are open to NQTs, teachers early in their teaching career and MFL teachers looking to enhance their subject specialism skills.

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 is will be hosted at the lead facilitator schools in St Albans and Harpenden and will predominantly involve afternoon and twilight sessions:

  • Thursday 20th  October 2016
  • Monday 14th November 2016
  • Tuesday 13th  December 2016
  • Friday 13th January 2017 (full day)
  • Thursday 26th January 2017
  • Wednesday 22rd February 2017
  • Monday 13th March 2017
  • Thursday 30th March 2017
  • Wednesday 12 April 2017


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.  


Ben Creasey

Ben has been Head of Faculty for MFL at Sir John Lawes School since 2010 and is an Alban TSA SLE. He has a masters degree in leading teaching and learning, having focused on methods to increase the impact and efficiency of marking in schools.  He is also experienced in establishing systems for leading faculties efficiently, curriculum design, and supporting teachers new to MFL teaching. 


Amy Francis

An Assistant Principal at the ULT Totteridge Academy, Amy leads on teaching and learning and is also responsible for professional learning in the school.  She was appointed an SLE for the Alban TSA in 2013 and has worked to support the delivery of modern foreign languages across both key stages 3&4.  Amy has been a professional learning mentor for both new and experienced staff and has much experience of professional coaching.


Free of charge

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