Modern Foreign Languages Teacher Subject Specialism Training
Who is the Award For?
- Teachers not currently teaching MFL with post A level qualifications.
- Teachers not currently teaching MFL with good A level MFL qualifications.
- Teachers not teaching MFL who are native / near native speakers.
- Non-specialist teachers currently teaching MFL in addition to their specialist subject.
- Specialist MFL teachers who are not currently teaching MFL and who need refresher training to enable a move back into an MFL role.
- specialist MFL teachers who have the capacity to teach a new language in addition to their language specialism.
The Modern Foreign Languages programme is delivered by our Head of Modern Foreign Languages
In addition, participants will be able to gain 30 master’s credits towards Birmingham City University Masters in Teaching and Learning/Masters in Educational Leadership. The course is fully funded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership, therefore there is no cost to the participant.
To be eligible for a place on the programme, you must meet the following criteria:
- You do not have an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) specialism in Modern Foreign Languages, or would benefit from updated subject specialism training.
- You are currently teaching in a maintained secondary school, maintained or non-maintained special school or academy, or you are a qualified teacher, not currently teaching, who wishes to return to teaching.
- Your school/academy is willing to support the application and provide opportunities to attend all face-to-face taught sessions.
- Face-to-face days at Heartlands Academy or other partner school(s) as appropriate.
- An optional session for those wishing to explore A-level subject knowledge.
- Lesson observations, peer support, action research and other activities as appropriate.
- Optional days for those wishing to gain 30 master’s credits.
Face-to-face delivery sessions take place at Heartlands Academy or at partner schools, enabling a focus on subject knowledge, evidence-based pedagogies and effective learning through practical work and observations where appropriate. The training includes a focus on current initiatives, such as recent changes to practical work and its assessment.
There are opportunities to practice techniques in the classroom and to network and learn from other practising teachers.
In these face to face days, we cover the key content for Key Stage 2, 3, 4 and 5 Mathematics, including the material in the new GCSE syllabus.
A key focus is the core aims of the new National Curriculum:
- Grammar and Literature
For further information please contact: Mme K Smith