MFL - Teacher Subject Specialist Training

Course dates

Dates for workshops and placements to be arranged with candidates.

Venues

Sir Thomas Rich’s; Stroud High School; Cleeve School; Barnwood Park; Tewkesbury School.

Cost

FREE for secondary teachers who meet the qualifying criteria, see below. There will also be a contribution to cover costs, including travel costs (depending on distance).

How to book

To register your interest, email the Sir Thomas Rich’s Teaching School Alliance on teachingschool@strs.org.uk

In your email, please specify:
a) Your current level experience and which languages you teach;
b) Which other languages you would like to enhance your knowledge of; and
c) What your needs are and what you would like to get from the course.

Closing date

The closing date for registering your interest is Friday 5th October 2018. Late applications will be considered, but places are limited so we are unable to guarantee acceptance on to the course after this date.

Details

The Sir Thomas Rich’s Teaching School Alliance, in partnership with Stroud High School, has been successful in securing funding to develop the Modern Foreign Languages skills of secondary teachers. Training is available in French, Spanish or German.

Course aims

  • To enhance linguistic skills to give confidence to teach Modern Foreign Languages;
  • To inspire enthusiasm for Modern Foreign Languages;
  • To provide teachers with up-to-date pedagogical strategies in Modern Foreign Languages teaching;
  • To train staff to be able to deliver Modern Foreign Languages content;
  • To provide mentoring and coaching to candidates throughout the course, including observations of teaching; and
  • To provide high quality training which is responsive to the needs of the applicant.

Qualifying criteria

All of the sessions will be delivered by experienced teachers. This Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST) course is aimed at secondary teachers with QTS in any of the following categories:

  • Teachers whose initial training was not in secondary Modern Foreign Languages;
  • Teachers who are returning to teaching after a career break; or
  • Existing MFL teachers who would like to enhance their knowledge of French, Spanish or German in order to be able to teach another language.

Depending on which category candidates fall in to, the course will follow one of two routes:

Route 1 - Renewing a previous subject specialism

  • Intensive day covering up-to-date MFL pedagogical strategies;
  • Language practice using online resources. Language practice with experienced FLAs and MFL teachers; and
  • 4 school placement days (in both Good and Outstanding schools) including lesson observation and some lesson delivery and time with a dedicated coach/mentor.

Route 2 - Developing a new subject specialism

  • Intensive day covering up-to-date MFL pedagogical strategies.
  • Intensive language practice with experienced FLAs. Language practice using online resources; and
  • 4 school placement days (in both Good and Outstanding schools) including lesson observation and some lesson delivery and time with a dedicated coach/mentor.