Course: MFL Conference: Outstanding Modern Foreign Languages, above and beyond the curriculum
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November 27, 2015 9:30 am 5:00 pm
National MFL Conference: Creating a Buzz about MFL teaching in your school
This conference brings together some of leading experts in Teaching & Learning across the UK, all of whom are regular contributors to National Conferences. The conference will begin by exploring what outstanding teaching looks like in independent schools under the new ISI Framework for 2015/16. Throughout the day there will be a series of Keynote speeches and workshops designed to assist MFL teachers in developing language teaching in their schools to encompass the very latest ideas and strategies to bring languages alive for the pupils and to create a real “buzz” and excitement around learning the subject. This couldn’t come at a better time when fewer and fewer pupils are choosing to study a language at GCSE. Studies show that pupils who develop a love of languages at an early age go on to excel in them later in their school careers. Workshops will also look at ways of forging long lasting partnerships with other schools around the world to harness the power of language exchanges.
This SATIPS national conference in MFL is hosted by JMC, one of the UK’s best-of-breed educational consultancy companies supplying bespoke training to schools across the UK and internationally.
*This programme is provisional and subject to change and substitution
John Connor A former faculty head, LA adviser, senior examiner, OFSTED inspector and AST Assessor, John currently works as an author, consultant and trainer. He has worked extensively across the UK, helping local authorities to develop their primary languages initiatives, and has directed training in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
John Medlicott (@johnmedlicott )is the Director of JMC Education, having held a number of key middle and senior leadership roles in schools and colleges. John still teaches in an Ofsted Outstanding School and was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in 2015. He has taught for over 20 years. As a teacher trainer & consultant he is regularly graded as “outstanding” by delegates on their evaluation forms. He has recently spoken on improving marking and feedback at a National Conference for Deputy Head teachers and is a regular Keynote speaker in Leadership and Teaching and Learning. He has considerable experience of the National Curriculum as well as the IGCSE and IB curricula. John is also currently writing and editing interactive educational software for Science teaching. For a number of years he worked as a Co-opted School Governor in the Borough of Harrow, where he was also Chair of the Governors’ Curriculum Committee.