Leading Primary Languages
Why should I attend?
Now that languages are a compulsory part of the primary curriculum at Key Stage 2, schools and those responsible for languages in their schools need to plan for this and make good local responses to national requirements. During this course you will develop your strategic role as languages coordinator and consider curriculum planning, monitoring impact and building capacity in languages.
What will the course enable me to do?
There are two modules in this course:
1. Developing the strategic role of the subject coordinator and the classroom teacher
2. Curriculum planning, self-evaluation: monitoring impact and building capacity in languages
Implications for leadership and management in primary languages are a key focus for the day, particularly in relation to developing the role of the subject coordinator. Delegates will analyse different curriculum models enabling them to make better informed strategic decisions about implementation in their own settings.
The course will also give you a wide range of opportunities to learn about the Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages and will look at strategies for effective curriculum planning following the changes introduced in September 2014.
The course will help you to:
- Support teachers and provide them with a clearly defined set of roles and responsibilities as subject leader
- Understand the context of Primary Languages curriculum development and its place within the wider primary curriculum
- Reflect on curriculum models for teaching and learning in languages and discuss the pros and cons of different approaches
- Understand the expectations and outcomes of the Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages
- Prepare for Ofsted inspections and/or subject surveys
- Use documentation to improve your school’s own self-evaluation processes in languages.
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
I found the course extremely useful and the suggestions easy to put into practice.
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.
Thank you so much for an excellent course - very helpful and encouraging.
Fantastic resources and websites given. or recommended.
Thank you for good ideas in creating a ‘vision for languages’.
It really has given me confidence in leading MFL and inspiration to defend its place in the primary school, which I hadn’t considered before.
Very useful in terms of helping me to consider how to develop my role as MFL subject leader.
Useful content on assessment, showing progress and policies. Thank you.