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March 2014
Language AngelsPrimary Language Angel Subscription Offer

There are now only one and a half terms left before you're obliged to teach a foreign language as a formal part of your KS2 curriculum. 

September 2014 is approaching fast. 

 

November 2013
DfE clarification on Secondary School Accountability measures - EBacc and Languages

The Government has confirmed revisions to secondary school accountability measures, and there has been some confusion around the Ebacc and Languages. For clarification see:

 

October 2013

Recent Ofsted good practice case studies on modern foreign languages:

 

Strategic Learning Networks

A Strategic Learning Network is a MFL research community comprising a lively, enthusiastic and dedicated team of MFL teachers who are all at different stages of their careers. This group engenders research and shares good practice. It also provides a vehicle for teachers to review and reflect upon their own classroom practice. More...

 



News from ALL

Association for Language Learning - News and Events available on their website:

 


Information about Foreign Language Assistants

  • FLA's work from 1 October to 31 May. FLAs must work a total of 12 hours. You can negotiate for them to work extra hours for extra pay on their arrival if so they wish - and they usually do!
  • FLA's are entitled to a full day off each week.
  • If you share an assistant, please plan their timetable carefully so that travelling is kept to a minimum.
  • If shared, only the host school receives the FLA’s dossier. Please get in touch with your partner school to let them know what is going on. Please contact the assistant before the summer holidays to avoid any unnecessary anxiety and sort out some temporary accommodation.
  • In the case of shared assistants they should spend their first two weeks in the host school to have more of a chance to settle in.
  • Assistants should be allowed a period of 3 to five days’ observation.
  • Assistants should not take sole responsibility for whole classes and should not be responsible for marking pupils’ work.
  • Finally, it is the responsibility of the host school to find some accommodation for the assistant.