Developing outstanding subject leaders in languages - Teacher CPD
Are you head of an MFL department or an aspiring head? Are you a teacher who wishes to develop better leadership skills or find out more about subject leadership roles?
This CPD course for teachers enables delegates to develop thinking in key areas of subject leadership. You will look at developing an ambitious shared vision for your team, team building and target setting, monitoring and intervention strategies.
The second half of the course focuses on four areas highlighted as key by Ofsted: target language use, teaching reading, extended writing in KS3 and increasing uptake at KS4.
Objectives and outcomes for the course:
By the end of the first module delegates will be updated on their leadership skills relating to sharing and developing a vision. You will have a greater understanding of how to communicate with colleagues and tackle difficult issues effectively and you will have developed your thinking on creating an effective target setting, monitoring and intervention strategy.
By the end of the second module delegates will be updated on strategies for developing use of the target language by pupils and teachers, on how best to exploit texts on-line to improve pupils’ reading skills and you will have looked at how writing tasks can be made more creative, giving pupils more opportunity to develop their extended writing skills.
You will be updated on the issues impacting on uptake in language at KS4 and will have developed your thinking on how best to address this issue in your school.
Philip Campagna is SW Regional Director for Network for Languages and Network for Learning. He is a Senior Lecturer and PGCE Course Leader for Secondary MFL and PGCE Primary MFL Coordinator at Bath Spa University. Philip was, for six years, Head of the MFL Faculty at a large Wiltshire Community College. He worked for ten years as a Primary Languages Coordinator in Wiltshire. He regularly presents for Network for Languages, both in the South West and other regions. He has also presented at National and International Language Conferences.
Feedback from teachers on Philip’s course
Thank you so much for an excellent course - very helpful and encouraging.
Thank you for such a useful and informative day. I now feel much more confident and have useful ideas I can take back to school with me.
I found the course extremely useful and the suggestions easy to put into practice: good resources and websites given.
An excellent course - I now feel much more confident in my role and where I am heading with my department.
Lot's of very clear, concise strategies which will be very useful to me. An excellent course.
I wish I had done this course before starting my role as HoD MFL! I would have done many things differently in my first year.
Very interesting discussions and food for thought! A welcome opportunity to reflect and move forward.
I found the course very useful and the suggestions easy to put into practice.
I found the course very helpful and it has given me a great deal to consider about the role of Head of MFL. I now feel more confident at the prospect of implementing change in my department when I do become the head.